You can always count on Marvel Studios to put on a grand show in Comic-Con’s Hall H, and this year was no exception.
For weeks now Brie Larson has been rumored to be the frontrunner for the title role, and at Comic-Con today Marvel Studios finally confirmed the news.
First, a little background: Captain Marvel is the superhero nom de guerre for Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot who gains powers after she’s exposed to alien DNA. Her special abilities include super-strength, flight, and the ability to shoot energy from her hands.
For much more on Captain Marvel and her history in the comics, check out our explainer.
Captain Marvel is likely to make her Marvel cinematic universe debut in 2018’s Avengers 3, though it’s always possible she’ll cameo in one of the films before that.
No director has been announced, although it’s been reported Marvel Studios wants a female director to take on the job.