Brie Larson Preparing for ‘Captain Marvel’ by Touring Air-Force Base

Readying for role as an ace pilot and Air Force officer.

Production on Captain Marvel is set to begin literally any day now, but Brie Larson isn’t waiting to start getting into the role. Photos of the actor visiting Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada surfaced on Instagram this weekend, showing Larsen touring the facility where she also checked out the F-15 fighter jet.

Captain Marvel’s civilian identity is Carol Danvers, an ace pilot who joined the Air Force at the age of 18, and quickly rose through the ranks to become a major. (If Avengers 4 fails to mention that Carol technically outranks Captain America, it will be a missed opportunity.) Larsen appears to be taking the time before shooting begins to familiarize herself with Air Force life and the military jets that Danvers pilots.

In the comics, Danvers finds herself imbued with incredible powers after an encounter with the alien Kree and takes on the mantle of “Captain Marvel, Earth’s Mightiest Hero.”

Captain Marvel will premiere on March 6, 2019, and will appear again a few months later in the untitled Avengers 4 movie on May 3, 2019.

Artist Shows Us What Brie Larson Might Look Like As Captain Marvel

Ever since she was officially announced as Captain Marvel, we’ve been wondering how Brie Larson would look in Carol’s red, blue and yellow jumpsuit. According to Internet rumors, there’s a pretty good chance we are going to find out sometime in Avengers: Infinity War, which is rumored to have a Captain Marvel cameo. But that’s still a long ways away.

Thanks to Internet artist BossLogic‘s mad Photoshop skills, we don’t have to wonder what she will look like anymore. He created these awesome images of Larson in Captain Marvel’s costume, and he threw in Carol’s trademark mohawk as a bonus.

Here’s hoping she looks as awesome in the movie as she does in these pics.

Brie Larson as Captain Marvel - art by BossLogic
Brie Larson as Captain Marvel – art by BossLogic

And here is the same image with her helmet on.

Brie Larson as Captain Marvel - art by BossLogic
Brie Larson as Captain Marvel – art by BossLogic

This isn’t BossLogic’s first take on Larsen as Captain Marvel. Back when rumors of her involvement first surfaced, he did an earlier Photoshop of the Room actress in Carol’s costume — but we like the new ones even better.

Brie Larson Confirmed to Play Captain Marvel

It’s official. Brie Larson, fresh off of her Academy Award winning performance in Room, will suit up as Carol Danvers, a/k/a Captain Marvel, the Earth’s Mightiest Hero, for the Marvel Studios movie of the same name. Captain Marvel will be the 21st movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the first to place a female hero as the primary lead.

Captain MarvelLarson is a top indie actress with an amazing resume, but she also dipped her toes in the comic book world by playing the femme fatale “Envy Adams” in the cult classic Scott Pilgrim vs the World based on the comic series by Brian Lee O’Malley.

While Captain Marvel doesn’t debut until 2019, fans may not have to wait that long to catch sight of Marvel’s premiere female superhero. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is up in 2017, and Danvers gets her powers from an encounter with the alien Kree — so a cameo with Marvel’s intergalactic misfits is not out of the  question.

Additionally Avengers Infinity War: Part 1 comes out in 2018. In the comics, Danvers has been a core member of several Avengers’ teams over the years. Introducing her in Part 1 would be an excellent way to raise awareness of the character leading into her solo film.

So while Captain Marvel may not be released for three years, there is an pretty good chance that we will get to see the titular hero much sooner.


Brie Larson Has Reportedly Entered Talks to Play Captain Marvel

Academy Award winning actress Brie Larson (The Room, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) has reportedly moved into frontrunner status for the role of Carol Danvers a.k.a. “Captain Marvel.”

Brie Larson as "Envy Adams"
Brie Larson as “Envy Adams”

While it is unknown where they are in the negotiating process, industry sources have told Variety that Larson is now Marvel’s first choice to play the cosmic Avenger, and they are fully focused on landing her for the role.

Captain Marvel will be Marvel’s first female-led superhero movie. The plot will follow the exploits of Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot whose body is permeated with “Kree” DNA when an alien doomsday machine explodes. The resulting mutation gives her the power of flight, superhuman strength and durability, and the ability to absorb and project energy.

Captain Marvel - art by Jaimie McKelvie
Captain Marvel – art by Jamie McKelvie

While the Captain Marvel film will not debut until 2018, chances are looking high that the character will be introduced sooner than that — likely during the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War Part I if not earlier.

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige had previously announced that both casting and a director for Captain Marvel would be announced “within the next few months.” It is unknown who Marvel is pursuing to direct the movie, although they have indicated that the eventual selection will be a woman.

The film does have two excellent writers attached. Nicole Perlman, the original writer of Guardians of the Galaxy and Meg LeFauve, a Pixar writer on Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur.

Larson is known to comic fans for playing the scenery-chewing “Envy Adams” in the cult comic-book classic Scott Pilgrim vs the World. She also just accepted the Academy Awards for Best Actress for the indie drama Room and has also signed on to star in the tentpole movie Kong: Skull Island.

If Larson is cast, it will end years of speculation on who might get the role. Almost every actress under 40 in Hollywood has been rumored to be up for the part. Including Katee Sackhoff, Rebecca Ferguson, Jennifer Lawrence, Angelina Jolie and Kathryn Winnick.

Captain Marvel hits theaters on July 6, 2018.