Captain Marvel Is The First Of A Seven-Picture MCU Contract For Brie Larson
If ever there was any doubt that Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel is being angled as the MCU’s new mascot, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed today that the Oscar-winner has signed a seven-picture contract with Marvel Studios that will allow her on-screen heroine to appear across “multiple franchises.”
The tidbit itself was buried in a new financial report from THR in which the outlet claims to reveal Scarlett Johannson’s historic payday for the Black Widow solo movie (spoilers: it’s allegedly $15M, and therefore on par with Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth’s most recent earnings on Civil War and Thor: Ragnarok, respectively).
Which brings us to MCU newcomer Brie Larson. Her big-screen debut as Carol Danvers has been scheduled for early 2019 – March, to be specific – and at least according to THR’s scoop, it’ll mark the first of a seven-picture deal with Marvel Studios.
And Brie Larson, whose Oscar win for 2015’s Room figures into her deals, will be paid some $5 million for next year’s Captain Marvel movie (Larson landed a generous payday, but in exchange signed a seven-picture deal that locks her into multiple franchises.)
She’s by no means the first actress to score a multi-movie deal with Marvel Studios, but the fact that Brie Larson has signed on for seven – count ’em, seven – films really serves as a pointed reminder that her Captain Marvel is about to become the MCU’s new figurehead in Phase 4 and beyond. This news item comes at a good time, too, after Chris Evans last week announced his retirement as Captain America. So long, Cap; hello Captain Marvel!
Look to the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Captain Marvel, and she’ll be gracing theaters the world over on March 8th, 2019.