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Personally I think Marvel might be banking on the youth and current popularity angle to sell tickets. Granted, I could turn out to be wrong, but really, when has Larson displayed any raw power on screen? She's someone that's always maintained a low energy level in everything she's in- making me think she's got as much range as Vin Diesel- with all the nuance of a slab of ham.
I mean I heard about Emily Blunt or Katie Sackhoff being considered, and they could pull it off. I just don't get it, Larson is so young and girl-next-door, that I really, really, REALLY have to wonder why is she the first choice. She just comes across as so mundane, so blase, that I can't really imagine her as the badass pilot Danvers is supposed to be. Where's the energy and power she should be exuding?
I guess I'll have to wait and see if Larson can pull off the role. Perhaps she can make it work, I'm just a bit doubtful about it right now. Marvel's proven very good about their casting choices so far, so if she gets the role, I'll wait to see how the part gets played and see how she does. Obviously, as an Oscar winner, she's definitely got the talent- it's just she's been so typecast it's hard to imagine her in a heavy duty action role.
Also rumored to be attached to the film are directors Niki Caro (Whale Rider) and Jennifer Kent (The Babadook), as well as writers Meg LeFauve (co-wrote Inside Out) and Nicole Perlman (co-wrote Guardians of the Galaxy).
Captain Marvel is set to arrive in theater July 2018.
On a side note Guardians of the Galaxy 2 director James Gunn has already stated that Captain Marvel will NOT appear in the film- a sad thing, but having her appear on her own could work out to her benefit.
Source [ THR ]