Marvel Studios is expected to go into production on Captain Marvel, its first female-led superhero movie, this month, but it’s still filling out the cast list. Deadline reports that She’s Gotta Have It star DeWanda Wise will co-star alongside Brie Larson, Jude Law and Ben Mendelsohn and Samuel L. Jackson in an as-yet-unspecified role.
According to IMDb, Wise might be playing the first woman to take the name “Captain Marvel,” Monica Rambeau, a former lieutenant in the New Orleans Harbor Patrol who gained super powers after being exposed to extra-dimensional radiation.
Rambeau was once a member of an all-black team of heroes that included Black Panther, Luke Cage, Blade and Brother Voodoo that fought off a vampire outbreak in New Orleans following Katrina. She was also a member of the Avengers.
The script for Captain Marvel was written by Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve and will be directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind).