SDCC 2016: Brie Larson Announced as Captain Marvel, New Logo Designs Revealed

Brie Larson

Brie Larson at SDCC 2016

Just in case you haven’t heard, Brie Larson (Room, United States of Tara) has been cast as Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Captain Marvel, in Marvel Studios’ upcoming Captain Marvel solo film. The casting update was dropped at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Shortly after the announcement, Larson solidified the news by tweeting an image of her wearing a Marvel Studios cap (right) along with the following message:

A solo Captain Marvel film was originally announced way back in 2014 and was stated to release in theaters July 6, 2018. Unfortunately the film was pushed back to March 8, 2019 seemingly due to Marvel making room for Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is currently set to release July 7, 2017.

Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel initially gained popularity in 2012 following the release of Captain Marvel #1 written by Kelly Sue Deconnick. The story line sees Danvers take up the mantle of Captain Marvel, having been referred to as Ms. Marvel beforehand. Ms. Marvel was originally introduced in Marvel Comics in 1977 and has since been a standout member of the Avengers.

In addition to revealing Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Marvel also unleashed some new logo designs for the film as well as new logo designs for the company itself. Check out the new designs below along with the original take on the Captain Marvel logo unveiled in 2014, and feel free to let us know what you think of this latest casting decision in the comments or on our Facebook.

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