Brie Larson Up For “Captain Marvel”

Following her Oscar-winning performance in “Room,” actress Brie Larson may be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Variety reports that she is in early talks to play Captain Marvel in the standalone project. Larson is the first choice, and that she’s leaning toward playing the part, but where things stand in negotiations is unknown at this time.

The story follows Carol Danvers, an air force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident. The resulting alteration imbues her with the super powers of strength, energy and flight.

No director is currently on board the project but Marvel had reportedly always planned to have an actress lined up early and could potentially introduce her in one of its upcoming films before a “Captain Marvel” film premieres.

“Inside Out” scribe Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman are currently writing the script while Kevin Feige is producing.