Jude Law in talks to star alongside Brie Larson in Captain Marvel

23 November, 2017, 01:40 | Author: Kristine Mills
  • Jude Law to Star Opposite Brie Larson in Captain Marvel

Ben Mendelsohn is on board to assume the role of the villain of the film, while Half Nelson duo Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck will be directing.

The actor is in talks to play the male lead opposite Brie Larson in Marvel's first superheroine-focused movie, "Captain Marvel", according to Variety. The Oscar-winning Room actress was cast as Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel last July.

There's no word on what character Law would be playing but early word is that he would be a mentor of sorts to Larson's character in the film. The resulting adjustment imbues her with the superpowers of strength, energy projection, and flight.

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The most recent screenplay is by Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Tomb Raider) working from previous drafts by Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) and Nicole Perlman. It's also thought Samuel L. Jackson may show up as a younger Nick Fury.

The Captain Marvel movie will be a period piece set in the 1990s of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will feature the shapeshifting aliens known as the Skrulls, rulers of a rival empire to that of the Kree. He has already signed up to play and is shooting the follow up to Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald. In the past year, Law shifted to television playing the lead role in HBO's The Young Pope and playing the main villain in Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

Captain Marvel is slated to hit theaters on March 8, 2019.

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