Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson will play Captain Marvel in Marvel's first female-led superhero movie, it was confirmed at Comic-Con.

The Room star will play Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot who gains powers after her DNA becomes infused with an alien after an accident.

The script for Captain Marvel has been written by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) and is slated for a spring 2019 release.

Kevin Feige, the President of Marvel Studios, made the casting announcement at a presentation at Comic-Con on Saturday (July 23).

After the announcement, Larson tweeted a picture of her wearing a Marvel baseball cap along with the caption: "Call me Captain Marvel." She later added that she's "so excited to be part of the team". 

Larson was also at Comic Con to promote her upcoming movie Kong: Skull Island, which she stars in opposite Tom Hiddleston.

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