Those of you referring to the next Avengers film as Infinity War need to stop what they’re doing immediately. Because it’s just been revealed that the next coming together of Marvel’s superheroes is now simply known as Avengers 3.
This revelation came courtesy of Deadline as they reported on Brie Larson’s allegedly impending deal to become Captain Marvel. Discussing the details of her contract, the publication wrote, “Rumor has it Captain Marvel will be making her film debut prior to her stand-alone film in another Marvel franchise, possibly Avengers 3 (formerly Avengers: Infinity War Part One) or Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2.”
Er, excuse me? Let’s go back a minute. What do you mean that Avengers: Infinity War Part One has been renamed to the rather tedious Avengers 3?
Russo Brothers [Anthony and Joe Russo] Eyeing Potential Infinity War to be renamed Avengers 3 and 4https://t.co/2ApMve3p6k
— Chris Evans News (@CEvansNews) June 4, 2016
This raises even further questions regarding the film formerly known as Avengers: Infinity War. Was the title alteration made because it’s now just too different to its source material? Or maybe they’re looking to downplay the “war” aspect of the blockbuster, and in actual fact the likes of Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man, and the rest of the Avengers posse are actually just going to have a sit-down and chat with Thanos to iron out their problems rather than going into a full-on battle with him.
Marvel’s move to acquire the hugely talented Brie Larson for the role of Captain Marvel is hardly surprising. Larson became a huge Hollywood starlet thanks to her Oscar-winning turn in last year’s Room, and it’s been widely expected that her career would move into the stratosphere after this success.
Signing on for a franchise of her very own, especially the thriving Marvel Cinematic Universe, was the next logical step. In fact, it mirrors the path that Jennifer Lawrence took. After securing her very first Oscar nomination for her performance in 2010’s Winter’s Bone, Lawrence was quickly approached not just for a starring role as Mystique in X-Men: First Class (2011) but also as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games (2012).
Luckily for audiences, Jennifer Lawrence didn’t just succumb to trappings of mainstream Hollywood. That’s because she has flourished while working under the guidance of director David O. Russell, who oversaw her performance in 2012’s Silver Linings Playbook. This earned her a Best Actress Oscar accolade, making her the second youngest actress to ever pick up the statuette.
Fingers crossed we’ll still see Brie Larson pushing herself to extremes with her performances even after the 26-year-old actress has signed on the dotted line to portray Carl Danvers in Captain Marvel, which will be released on March 8, 2019.
Larson has already received backing from a current Marvel movie star. Chris Evans told a crowd at Wizard World Philadelphia that he would love to see Larson join the current crop of Marvel superheroes, especially since he previously worked alongside her on Scott Pilgrim vs The World.
VIDEO: Chris Evans really wants Brie Larson to play Captain Marvel! https://t.co/rzxFF71UaK
— Superhero News (@SuperheroNewsCB) June 4, 2016
“I just heard about that,” Chris Evans admitted while at the event, via Comic Book. “I really hope that happens! I love Brie Larson. We did a movie together back in ’09, Scott Pilgrim vs The World. I cannot say enough about about Brie Larson. I think she’s phenomenal, and I really hope that happens.”
We can expect an announcement sooner rather than later from Marvel on Brie Larson’s casting as Captain Marvel, which will finally be released on March 8, 2019, while we can also expect Avengers 3‘s title to be spruced up before Part 1 is released on May 4, 2018.
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