Brie Larson Confirmed to Play Captain Marvel

Comic-Con 2016: Oscar winner has been circling the hero role since June

Last Updated: July 23, 2016 @ 7:40 PM

Brie Larson is your Captain Marvel.

Marvel Studios made it official on Saturday night, trotting out the Academy Award winner in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con.

Rumors that Larson was in very early talks for the role — air force pilot Carol Danvers, who is blessed with half-alien DNA —  first surfaced in June.

Larson won this year’s Best Actress Oscar for her role in 2015’s indie drama “Room.” She was recently invited to join the Academy.

“Captain Marvel” is expected to be released March 8, 2019.