Brie Larson is about to take her career to the superhero level

Jun 2, 2016 at 5:40 p.m. ET
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Brie Larson is reportedly in negotiations to take on a huge new role of superhero proportions.

Larson is in negotiations to play Captain Marvel in a stand-alone superhero flick, according to Variety. Despite the fact that she won an Oscar for Room, a big-budget action movie like this would put more eyes on her than ever before.

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But before that happens, we can expect to see Captain Marvel — aka Air Force pilot Carol Danvers, whose DNA is fused with that of an alien after an accident — be introduced to the franchise universe as a smaller role in another movie, as yet to be determined. According to Screenrant.com, that movie could be Avengers: Infinity War — Part 1 (working title) in 2018, before starring in her own movie in 2019.

Screenrant also has some ideas of what Larson could look like in character.

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In addition to being a great boost for Larson's career, a Captain Marvel movie is a great boost for female comic lovers everywhere. Having an entire film revolve around a strong female character is rare enough, but especially so in the comic book genre. Larson is smart to not settle for a role as a sidekick.

The Twitterverse seems to be pretty happy with the news.

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Neither Larson nor Marvel have commented on the report.

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