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Brie Larson confirmed to play Captain Marvel; actress also appears in 'Kong: Skull Island' trailer

By Karen Butler
"Captain Marvel" and "Kong: Skull Island" actress Brie Larson attends the premiere of the film "Room" in Tokyo on March 21, 2016. File Photo by Keizo Mori/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/bd7102e3078da47840739393313d3e1d/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
"Captain Marvel" and "Kong: Skull Island" actress Brie Larson attends the premiere of the film "Room" in Tokyo on March 21, 2016. File Photo by Keizo Mori/UPI | License Photo

SAN DIEGO, July 24 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson has signed on to play Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel in an upcoming movie.

Larson's long-rumored casting as the beloved superheroine was announced Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con.

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Captain Marvel is set for release March 8, 2019.

The actress was also seen this weekend at Comic-Con in the first trailer for the eagerly awaited adventure picture Kong: Skull Island, which co-stars Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman.

"Kong: Skull Island reimagines the origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts," said a synopsis accompanying the trailer on YouTube where it has gotten more than 250,000 views since Saturday. "In the film, a diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific -- as beautiful as it is treacherous -- unaware that they're crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong."

Larson, 26, is best known for her roles in Room, Short Term 12 and 21 Jump Street.

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