When it comes to being cast within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, most actors and actresses choose to remain mum regarding any talks between them and the studio until an official announcement is made. The best examples of this? Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), and Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther). Of course, every now and again, you have those actors and actresses that have no problem confirming their role before Marvel does, such as Tilda Swinton (The Ancient One) and Michael B. Jordan (in Black Panther). For the most part, however, most actors and actresses realize that secrecy is a big part of being in the MCU. Which is why it isn’t entirely surprising when most of them choose to act coy when asked about rumors concerning them being in talks for a role.
Over the past month or so, talk surrounding Marvel’s first female led film within the MCU – Captain Marvel – have begun to pick up. Not only was it revealed that Oscar winning actress Brie Larson was in talks for the role, but it was also revealed that Marvel was looking at two intriguing directors for the movie: Jennifer Kent (The Babadook) and Niki Caro (McFarland, USA). Since then, reports have hit suggesting that Marvel has plans to reveal the Captain Marvel actress (and possibly the director) at this year’s SDCC panel. So naturally, with Larson already in attendance at the convention today for Kong: Skull Island, it was only a matter of time until she was asked about the rumors. And unsurprisingly, the actress played coy in response.
Marvel is set to kick off their highly anticipated panel relatively soon, so make sure to check back as we bring you any and all news as it hits!