Brie Larson Just Unexpectedly Returned As Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel flies again!

By Michileen Martin | Updated

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With the exception of her mid-credits cameo in last year’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, we haven’t seen Brie Larson suit up as Captain Marvel since 2019’s Avengers: Endgame. The wait is finally over. Carol Danvers is back in a brand new Avengers adventure though you won’t find it on Disney+ or the big screen… at least, not a big screen on land.

A YouTube user by the name of Jeremy Weed posted a video of their dining experience aboard the Disney cruise ship, the Disney Wish. The video takes place during dinner, when the fan event Avengers: Quantum Encounter was played for the dining guests. The story that unfolds is meant to be taking place on the ship itself as Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Evangeline Lily as The Wasp, Anthony Mackie as Captain America, and Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel fight off Ultron and an army of robots under his control. Brie Larson comes in as Captain Marvel a little bit after the ten minute mark, quickly wiping out the robots that had been giving the rest of the team so much trouble. You can watch the entire video below, and we’ve set it to start right before Larson’s heroic appearance.

Brie Larson’s appearance as Captain Marvel is quick, but decisive. Captain America suggests the spacefaring hero could’ve “paced things out” to give the diners “more of a show.” Danvers responds, “Nah. I think they’re ready for dessert.” Unfortunately, she takes to the skies before Kamala Khan can say hello, though the Captain Marvel super-fan still seems happy to have just been in her presence.

While it has little to do with Brie Larson, there’s another moment most Marvel fans should enjoy seeing. Shortly after he and the Wasp introduce themselves to the dining passengers, Ant-Man addresses the viral “Thanus” theory — i.e., the idea that Ant-Man should’ve shrunk down to ant size, entered Thanos’ body through his backside, and then changed to Giant-Man size to kill him. It’s a surprising subject for Avengers: Quantum Encounter, particularly when you consider it’s meant to be viewed while people are eating, but the Wasp stops things before it goes too far. If you want to check it out, it begins at around the 01:05 mark.

As for when we can next see Brie Larson play Captain Marvel on dry land… well, we know for certain she’ll be leading next year’s The Marvels. She’ll star alongside Vellani as Ms. Marvel, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. Zawe Ashton (Velvet Buzzsaw) stars as a villain whose identity has yet to be revealed. The film is directed by Nia DaCosta (Candyman), and will hit theaters July 28, 2023. Previously, The Marvels was set to release on February 17, 2023, but in April it was announced that the sequel to Captain Marvel was switching release dates with Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania, which now has the February date.

But it seems like a fair possibility that Brie Larson could make an appearance as Carol Danvers in Ms. Marvel. The Disney+’s series’ fourth episode released this week, but there are still two more episodes to go. Considering Kamala Khan sees Captain Marvel as her idol, it would be about as fitting a cameo as you could ask for.