The casting of Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson as Captain Marvel was one of the most exciting announcements at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and as it turns out, us fans aren’t the only ones that are excited. Larson was among those rumored for the role (i.e. Emily Blunt, Ronda Rousey, Gwendoline Christie) for several months. She’s known more for her dramatic portrayals, but in movies like Trainwreck, she was able to show off her comedic chops, which will bode her well in the MCU.

Brie Larson spoke with Space Channel about what is most exciting for her so far about playing Captain Marvel.

The thing that’s been the most exciting now is [when] I get sent a lot of pictures of young girls in the Captain Marvel costume… She’s such a great symbol for young girls, and I’m realizing what a deficit we have, that we don’t have more of those.

Brie Larson has become known most notably for her performance in last year’s Room, where she also played a strong female lead, but her character in that movie isn’t exactly Halloween-costume-worthy, but Captain Marvel certainly will be. Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers will be the first female hero in the MCU to headline her own solo film, and is rumored to appear before her 2019 film.

Larson added that she’s “really excited that there’s a symbol of women,” and stressed the importance of Captain Marvel being such a symbol.

Captain Marvel is set to be released on March 8, 2019, with more casting and direction announcements expected in the coming months.

Source: @SpaceChannel on Twitter