‘Captain Marvel’ Casting Update: Brie Larson Hopes to Join Superhero Craze, Captain America Chris Evans Approves—‘Scott Pilgrim’ Reunion To Happen in Marvel?

There might be a possible Scott Pilgrim vs The World reunion if ever Brie Larson gets cast as Captain Marvel A.K.A. Carol Danvers.

The Oscar-winning actress is reportedly the top choice for the female protagonist role. With Chris Evans playing Captain America in the Marvel Universe, it is possible that the two characters could coincide in one movie—just like the other Marvel characters.

This casting has been interesting because Scott Pilgrim vs. The World features actors who have played superhero roles in both Marvel and DC productions. Chris Evans played Captain America in Marvel, while Brandon Routh played Superman in DC.

The star-studded fantasy-romance that is Scott Pilgrim vs The World also featured Michael Cera, Alison Pill, Mark Webber, Anna Kendrick, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and many more.

The tight crew of Scott Pilgrim vs The World is a pool of talented actors in Hollywood. That is why Chris Evans did not think twice when he heard that Brie Larson might be considered for Captain Marvel.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 28: President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige onstage during Marvel Studios fan event at The El Capitan Theatre on October 28, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

“I just heard about that. 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 Brie Larson. I think she’s phenomenal, and I really hope that happens.”

Brie Larson, the Perfect Captain Marvel

The Captain Marvel stint is set to be an iconic one. With DC prepping for Wonder Woman to have her solo movie, this solo Captain Marvel movie might be the turning point for the Marvel Universe.

The Marvel Universe phases have been successful over the years, but changes are expected to happen—much like the update with Spider-Man.

With the casting crew doing much research on the Captain Marvel role, it was reported that the initial prospects were experienced actress Emily Blunt or other female athletes like Ronda Rousey. Brie Larson does not really have any action background, but her Oscar win just proved how dedicated and flexible when it comes to acting.


To compare her performance in Scott Pilgrim vs The World and Larson’s masterpiece in Room, one can see how she can fit into any role given to her.

Her Envy Adams role in Scott Pilgrim is this egocentric, sexy rock goddess. On the other hand, her Room character was soft, passionate and hopeful. These might be the two most contrasting roles anyone could play.

At the same time, Brie Larson has this blonde hair that Captain Marvel has. In the Marvel Comics, Carol Danvers, who is also known as Ms. Marvel, is the female counterpart to Captain Marvel. She first appeared on the March 1968 volume of the Marvel Super-Heroes #13. Written by Roy Thomas and artist Gene Colan, Ms. Marvel was supposed to be a non-superpowered officer in the United States Air Force. Danvers would acquire super powers after being involved in an explosion that caused her DNA to merge with Captain Marvel.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Actress Brie Larson, winner of Best Actress award for 'Room,' attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

In the comics, Carol Danvers will eventually join The Avengers, paving the way to a possible meetup between Chris Evans and Brie Larson, if ever she gets picked for the role.

Carol Danvers co-writer Kelly Sue DeConnick said during WonderCon 2012 that the role was a Type A personality.

“She’s a competitor and a control freak. At the start of our series, we see Carol pre-Captain Marvel, pre-NASA even, back when she was a fiercely competitive pilot. We’ll see her meeting one of her aviation heroes and we’ll see her youthful bravado, her swagger. Then over the course of the first arc we’re going to watch her find her way back to that hungry place. She’ll have to figure out how to be both Captain Marvel and Chuck Yeager—to marry the responsibility of that legacy with the sheer joy being nearly invulnerable and flying really [expletive] fast.”

If this really is the character pitch Marvel would put through the silver screens, Brie Larson’s fans believe it is a match made in heaven.

Captain Marvel is set to release on March 8, 2019.

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