I've already mentioned that I feel like DC clobbered Marvel when it came to big movie announcements at SDCC but one of the big splashes Marvel made was announcing that Academy Award winner Brie Larson is going to play Captain Marvel on the big screen. It's a big announcement for two reasons: First off this will be the first Marvel movie solely focus on a female hero. Secondly, grabbing an academy award winning actress for any Marvel role is a pretty good grab.
It's pretty ridiculous that it's taken 8 years and about about a dozen movies for Marvel to get to this point but I guess it's better late then never? Marvel has been pushing a more diverse comics universe for the last 5 or 6 years, it's nice that effort is finally showing up on the big screen with Captain Marvel and Black Panther. Can't wait for all the hot takes from Fox News when these two movies hit the box office.