Nia DaCosta’s Captain Marvel 2 has found its villain for Brie Larson to take on, British actress Zawe Ashton.
Velvet Buzzsaw and Nocturnal Animals star Zawe Ashton has joined the upcoming Captain Marvel sequel alongside Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris and Iman Vellani as a new villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Helmed by Candyman director Nia DaCosta, Captain Marvel 2 will see Carol Danvers team up with Parris’ Monica Rambeau and Vellani’s Kamala Khan.
As revealed by Deadline, Zawe Ashton will star as the main villain in Nia DaCosta‘s Captain Marvel 2, although it’s not yet clear who she’ll be playing. Since Ashton will go toe-to-toe with Danvers, it makes sense that she’ll come with her own set of abilities or as a cosmic threat. Funnily enough, Zawe Ashton foreshadowed her role in the film two years ago for Halloween when she donned Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel costume. Take a look below.
What do you make of the casting news? Are you excited to see Zawe Ashton next to Brie Larson in the sequel? Who will she be playing in the MCU? Sound-off in the comments below!
Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel was last seen in Avengers: Endgame. Here is the plot synopsis for the film:
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.
Avengers: Endgame is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Stay tuned for all the latest news on Brie Larson, Captain Marvel 2 and Zawe Ashton, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.