It's official! Kong: Skull Island actress Brie Larson has been cast as Captain Marvel.
In the pages of Marvel Comics, the character is Carol Danvers, a butt-kicking pilot who gets her superpowers following an alien encounter.
The casting announcement was made this weekend at San Diego Comic Con.
Captain Marvel will be the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to centre on a female character. The film is scheduled for release in March of 2019.
While no director has been announced, Guardians of the Galaxy writer Nicole Perlman and Inside Out's Meg LeFauve are co-writing the screenplay.
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