Variety reports Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) is in talks to join the upcoming Captain Marvel film as the villain.
Captain Marvel is Marvel’s first female-led superhero movie and is set to star Academy Award winner Brie Larson. Mendelsohn would reunite with his Mississipi Grind directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck on the project and star opposite Larson. He will likely play the leader of the Skrulls, a race of shape-shifting aliens from the comics which are set to make their first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the film.
In the comics, Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel was a test pilot who gained super strength and the ability to fly after being caught in an explosion with a Kree device. Her solo feature has been confirmed to be an origin story that will focus on the character of Carol and who she is instead of her superpowers. Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Nicole Perlman, and Meg LeFauve have written the script. The film takes places in the 1990s and will feature Samuel L. Jackson will also reprise his role as (a two-eyed) Nick Fury.
Captain America: The First Avenger supervising art director Andy Nicholson is on board as the film’s production designer along with Avengers: Age of Ultron visual effects supervisor Christopher Townsend. Sanja Milkovic Hays, the costume designer behind Star Trek: Beyond, Blade, and the entire Fast & Furious saga is set to design the costumes for the film. A first look at Larson in full costume as the titular superheroine was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con in July.
The project is expected to begin filming in February of 2018.
Captain Marvel is slated to hit theaters on March 8, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Captain Marvel as we learn it.
5 Reasons We’re Excited For ‘Thor: Ragnarok’
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is out on home media and Spider-Man: Homecoming has been playing in theaters for a while now, so it’s time to look forward to the next Marvel movies, the first being Thor: Ragnarok.
The trailer for the film is incredible. The vibe, the action, the set-design, the soundtrack, every element of the trailer screams, “This is a different kind of Thor movie.”
And that’s exactly what we need. Thor: The Dark World was the most easily forgettable Marvel sequel, only distinguishable from the original for its use of fan-favorite villain Loki. Thor: Ragnarok looks poised to switch up the formula, seeming more like a fun intergalactic romp than a brooding space epic.
Judging from the trailer and other positive buzz, there’s plenty of cause to be excited for Thor: Ragnarok. Here are the 5 reasons why. Click next to get started!