The Academy Award-winning actress will front the studio's first female-led film as Captain Marvel. The announcement came at the end of Marvel's surprise-filled panel at Comic-Con on Saturday, when the entire Marvel family gathered on stage for a big family photo.
Studio head Kevin Feige then shocked fans by bringing up an unexpected face, saying, "Hold on, hold on, hold on. If we're going to do a Marvel family photo, we should introduce the newest family member. Captain Marvel herself: Brie Larson."
Hall H erupted in applause, which clearly overjoyed the Room star.
It didn't take long for Larson's new MCU family to congratulate her. Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch wished her the best right there in Hall H, and the 26-year-old actress' face looked absolutely thrilled to chat with him.
Fans giddily took to social media to congratulate Larson, and later in the evening, she returned the love to both them and Marvel. "Thanks for the love! I'm so excited to be part of the team," she tweeted along with five emojis, including 100, a pizza and a dancing lady.
Larson was rumored to be a frontrunner for the role last month, according to Variety. Captain Marvel is an Air Force pilot with superpowers, and the standalone film based around the character is set to debut in 2019.