She’s the captain now.
Right before a photo was taken with tons of actors from the Marvel fam, studio President Kevin Feige made the announcement:
“You know what we should do? If we’re actually going to do a big Marvel family photo, we should introduce the newest member of the Marvel family. The newest person joining us: Captain Marvel herself, Brie Larson!”
Understandably, everyone lost it:
Larson plays Carol Danvers in the upcoming “Captain Marvel” movie. In the comics, Danvers is a member of the Air Force who gets superpowers after an explosion causes her genes to meld with alien genes. (You know, typical stuff.)
Captain Marvel is seen as a feminist icon and was a coveted Marvel role. Pro fighter Ronda Rousey even campaigned to get the spot.
This is all about Larson, though. Congrats to the newest member of the Marvel family.