Brie Larson shows off her new home gym ahead of the start of her Captain Marvel 2 training. Oscar winner Larson was officially announced as the MCU's Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, in 2016. Her arrival was hyped up considerably, with the post-credits scene of Avengers: Infinity War hinting Captain Marvel would be the key to defeating Thanos. Early 2019 brought Captain Marvel, her first solo movie. The 90s-set project focused on Carol's origin story, from how she got her powers to her decision to venture further into space and away from Earth.
Though its critical response wasn't as overwhelmingly positive as past MCU installments, Captain Marvel was well-received by audiences and grossed over $1.12 billion at the worldwide box office. Unsurprisingly, Marvel soon greenlit a sequel and scheduled it for 2022. Larson will return for Captain Marvel 2, though this time around Nia DaCosta will serve as director (instead of the first film's Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden). Plot details are still being kept under wraps, though it was recently confirmed adult Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) and Ms. Marvel (Iman Vellani) will have roles in the film.