The 27-year-old actress previously called the role of Captain Marvel a "great responsibility".
The search is over: Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson as the superhuman Carol Danvers, has scored not one, but two directors with Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. It also debuted the first trailer for the upcoming series CLOAK & DAGGER.
Guardians of the Galaxy's Nicole Perlman and Inside Out's Meg LeFauve wrote the script for the Marvel Studios film, which will be produced by Kevin Feige.
Captain Marvel is scheduled to hit theaters on March 8, 2019.
The hiring of Boden and Fleck continues Marvel Studios' trend of hiring outside-the-box (and often lesser-known) filmmakers to take on their superhero movies.
Captain Marvel will not only be the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to star a female superhero: It will also be the company's first to be helmed by a woman.
With a heavy female presence both in front of the camera and behind the scenes, I'm really looking forward to how this film turns out. She soon finds herself with a very unique (and awesome) powerset - including the ability to fly and project energy from her hands, making her one of the strongest heroes in the MCU.
The duo's 2015 film, "Mississippi Grind", starring Ryan Reynolds, now has an 89 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, while "Sugar" and "Half Nelson" hold a 92 percent and 90 percent rating on the website, respectively.
Considering that the film will be released after Avengers: Infinity War, there are some questions as to if the third Avengers film will have Captain Marvel at all. It was their vision for Carol Danvers though that finally won the studio over.