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It’s Official: Brie Larson is Captain Marvel!

Her casting was announced at the end of Marvel panel at SDCC.

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The rumors of Brie Larson being the favorite of Marvel Studios to play Carol Danvers a.k.a. Captain Marvel have been circulating since last month (I weighed in on my feelings about the casting, as did Captain America himself Chris Evans)–and now Marvel themselves have put those rumors to rest.

Larson’s casting in the role was announced at the tail end of Saturday night’s Marvel panel at San Diego Comic-Con, as Marvel actors both new and old (including the casts of Black Panther, Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Doctor Strange) all came out on stage to take one group photo.

President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige mentioned they had to bring out the newest addition to the Marvel cast too: Brie Larson as Captain Marvel! You can watch a clip of the official announcement on stage at Hall H below:

Larson, of course, celebrated with a perfect tweet (as seen above; also, where can I get one of those Marvel Studios hats?) and responded to fans about the news with her own excitement over getting to play the role:

Now that Captain Marvel has been cast, which characters would you most like to see pop up in her film? I wouldn’t say no to one or two cameos from Marvel characters we’ve already seen, but this should be Carol’s movie first and foremost.

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