Last night during Marvel’s massive Hall H panel, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige finally confirmed that Oscar winning actress Brie Larson was, in fact, our Captain Marvel. Her casting is another impressive addition to the ever-growing Marvel Cinematic Universe family. The actress, who has finally begun to gain the recognition she deserves finally her Oscar winning turn in Room, is a huge get for the studio, something Feige even admits.

“The fact that Brie, even after she won her big Academy Award, was interested in coming in and talking to us about the character, really fell in love with this character, really fell in love with the notion of being a symbol that can inspire everyone… We were very lucky. We were very lucky that she agreed to come on board and agreed to come out tonight at the end of the panel.”

Feige went on to compare Laron’s casting as Captain Marvel to that of Robert Downey Jr.‘s casting as Iron Man, stating that they needed to “match that bar” with Marvel’s first title female super hero. By bringing in someone like Larson, it’s safe to say they managed to do just that. Larson is an excellent actress who I’m sure will bring the same level of skill and passion to the role of Carol Danvers that Downey Jr. brings to Iron Man.

“The first casting choice as our own studio was Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark,” Feige says. “We set a bar that was very very high. Every time we bring somebody, whether or not it’s a co-starring role, certainly if it’s a starring role, we need to match that bar if it’s even possible. With Carol Danvers, with our first title female super hero in Captain Marvel we could do no less than that.”

Captain Marvel will hit the big screen on March 8th, 2019!