Brie Larson will be back as Carol Danvers a.k.a. Captain Marvel, but will we see her return first in Captain Marvel 2 or another Marvel Cinematic Universe project? If one rumor is to be believed, we could be seeing Larson pop up on Disney+ sooner rather than later.
According to this report, Brie Larson is set to reprise her Marvel Cinematic Universe role in the upcoming Nick Fury series on Disney+. Exactly how large a role she would have to play remains unclear. This supposed scoop does not specify in what capacity Larson would be involved in this series. For all we know, Carol Danvers might only show up for a brief cameo. We know that the Marvel Cinematic Universe loves those!
However, hearing that Brie Larson could show up in the Nick Fury series as Captain Marvel is not an enormous surprise. The character was deeply tied to Nick Fury in her origin film, and it would make sense for Nick Fury and Captain Marvel to have a close relationship. Plus, Captain Marvel might be needed to add some important context to the possible plot of the Nick Fury series. This rumor also speculates that the Skrulls will play a vital part in the Nick Fury series, and Captain Marvel’s close affiliation with the Skrulls means she might be a necessary presence at some point.
Captain Marvel 2 is not scheduled for nearly two more years. Considering how powerful and monumental the character of Carol Danvers is, it makes a lot of sense for Brie Larson to make an appearance in other Marvel Cinematic Universe endeavors to keep her character in the public consciousness. Not to mention that her buddy-cop chemistry with Samuel L. Jackson in Captain Marvel was one of the better parts of a pretty middle-of-the-road entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
We are still waiting for an official response from Marvel about the Nick Fury Disney+ series. The Mouse House has yet to respond to the Variety article that broke the news. Entertainment journalists are likely scrambling to find any and all information on the developing project that they can. It is in this fervor that this rumor about Brie Larson has cropped up.
Is it true? Maybe! Like a lot of rumors, it could have come from some simple deductive reasoning and good guesswork. Brie Larson appearing as Captain Marvel in the Nick Fury series would be cool but it is not so unexpected that someone couldn’t have put those potential puzzle pieces together themselves. The Hypno-Hustler showing up in the Nick Fury television series? Now there is a genuine surprise that we would like to see!
Brie Larson is guaranteed to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain Marvel 2. The sequel will be directed by Candyman director Nia DaCosta and written by WandaVision writer Megan McDonnell. As of now, the sequel is scheduled to release in theaters on July 8, 2022. Could we be seeing Captain Marvel even earlier than that? We will find out whenever we learn a little bit more about this Nick Fury series.