Oscar winner Brie Larson is in early talks to play the title character in "Captain Marvel," as reported Wednesday by Variety. According to the outlet, the "Room" star is the frontrunner to play Carol Danvers in the upcoming Marvel Studios film.
While it isn't clear on how far Larson's negotiations have progressed, the report claims that she is "the first choice, and that she's leaning toward playing the part." Marvel declined comment on Variety's report.
Last month, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed that "we'll be announcing a filmmaker in the next month or two, and probably some cast members later in the summer, at the end of the summer." As such, the timing of these talks lines up with Feige's planned announcements, yet no director has yet been announced.
Though the film doesn't land in theaters until 2019, it's within the realm of possibility that the character will be introduced in an earlier Marvel Cinematic Universe installment; with Spider-Man and Black Panther appearing in "Captain America: Civil War" prior to their solo films, there is certainly precedence of this within Marvel Studios.