Fans have still got a long time to wait until Captain Marvel finally reaches cinemas, and given that it will mark Marvel Cinematic Universe's first female-led movie, anticipation is certainly high.

The project became even more exciting earlier this year, when Oscar winner Brie Larson was confirmed to be playing the titular hero, and one person who was particularly thrilled with the casting was Marvel Studios president and film producer Kevin Feige.

During an interview with Variety about all things superhero, Feige explained why he thinks Larson is the perfect choice to bring Carol Danvers to life, explaining that the Room actor can present both the character's strength and flaws which is essential to grounding her.

"With Captain Marvel, who has powers that approach a level that we haven't seen before in our films, you need to counter-balance that by finding somebody who is also very human and very relatable, and can get into a groove with the audience, where they're willing to see her fly through the sun and punch a moon away from a spacecraft," he said.

"At the same time, we need her to land and have relatable flaws. Brie is a person you're going to want to go on this journey with, just like Benedict [Cumberbatch] or Robert [Downey Jr] or Chris Pratt."

So far, Feige, Larson and screenwriters Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) and Nicole Perlman (Guardians Of The Galaxy) are the only names linked to the film but the producer was quick to say that finding the right director for the film is a top priority of Marvel's currently.

"Having a female director at the helm to tell the story of a woman who is also our most powerful hero by far is very important to us," Feige explained. "The comics have always been progressive. They've showcased all sorts of different cultures and ethnicities. And we want to stay true to that. When you look at Black Panther, when you look at Captain Marvel, it is a very important thing for us to have diversity both in front of the camera and behind the camera."

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