As the first female leading superhero in the Marvel movie universe, Brie Larson will carry huge expectations riding on her shoulder pads. The character Larson will portray was originally known as Carol Danvers and fought crime under the pseudonym Ms. Marvel. 

Larson is riding high after her Best Actress win last year for the movie, Room.

Source: http://edition.cnn.com/2016/07/24/entertainment/brie-larson-is-captain-marvel/index.html

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