SAN DIEGO — Oscar winner Brie Larson has a new title to add to her resume: Superhero.
Disney and Marvel announced Saturday at Comic-Con that Larson will star in “Captain Marvel” as the butt-kicking air force pilot Carol Danvers who gets special powers after an alien encounter.
“Captain Marvel” will be the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to center on a female character. The film is scheduled for release in March of 2019.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” writer Nicole Perlman and “Inside Out’s” Meg LeFauve are co-writing the screenplay. No director has been announced.
Larson won the best actress Academy Award this year for her performance in “Room.” She was on the Comic-Con stage earlier in the day promoting the upcoming King Kong film “Kong: Skull Island.”