Another Captain joins the Marvel movie ranks, with the announcement over the weekend that Brie Larson will star as Captain Marvel.
If you're unfamiliar with Larson, she won the Academy Award for best actress this year thanks her role in "Room." If you're unfamiliar with her new superheroic role, don't worry. Before you chip away at the mountain of comic books about Captain Marvel (aka Carol Danvers) before the movie debuts in 2019, here are three things to know about her to catch you up.
• Captain Marvel's a superpowered pilot.
Carol Danvers, a U.S. Air Force pilot, gained super powers after she was exposed to a blast of alien energy. Now, Danvers can fly (on her own), she's superhumanly strong and she can shoot energy from her hands. As Captain Marvel, she fights evil here on Earth alongside The Avengers, as well as in outer space.