An Oscar-winning actress appears to have the inside track to land the role of the popular superhero Captain Marvel. Variety reports that Brie Larson, who won an Oscar this year for “Room,” is in early talks for the role in a standalone Captain Marvel film, and is the front-runner.
“It’s unknown where negotiations stand, but sources have told Variety that Larson is their first choice, and that she’s leaning toward playing the part,” the story reports.
Marvel was not commenting on the story.
The report adds: “No director is currently on board. Marvel, however, had always planned to have an actress lined up early, with the idea of possibly introducing her in one of its upcoming films before its ‘Captain Marvel’ movie bows.”