Carol Danvers is an Air Force pilot who gains superpowers after an accident fuses her DNA with that of a powerful Kree (alien) warrior. According to Variety, Jude Law is in negotiations to star opposite Brie Larson in Marvel's Captain Marvel feature.
Law will play 'Doctor Walter Lawson, a.k.a. Mar-Vell, who becomes a mentor of sorts to Danvers as she tries to figure out her new powers'.
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Marvel hasn't let out that much information about the film just yet, but during this year's San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said that the superhero movie would be set in the 90s before the Avengers started assembling. The actor will star opposite Brie Larson in the upcoming Captain Marvel.
He's played lotharios, vicious villains and movie heroes, but he's never appeared in a Marvel movie, until now. In the comics, Mar-Vell is a Kree who is sent to spy on Earth to decide if it's a threat to the Kree empire. The film will co-star Ben Mendelsohn as the villain.
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Law also recently joined another major franchise, the Harry Potter movies, taking on the role of young Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. One thing we know for sure: the film is going to be a bit of a prequel for the MCU, set almost 20 years before the events of the original 2008 Iron Man.
"Captian Marvel" is due out on March 8, 2019. More on the Captain Marvel movie as it comes our way.
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Are you excited about Law's part in Captain Marvel?