We’re getting more and more excited for the upcoming Captain Marvel movie starring Brie Larson with each bit of news we receive about it. We love that Marvel is taking the Captain America: The First Avenger route in launching its first female superhero franchise by having it take place in the past — in this case, the 1990s — and having the inhuman shape-changing Skrulls as adversaries is very exciting, as the alien race is at the center of several of Marvel Comics’ greatest storylines.
The latest is a binary blast of great news as Variety is reporting that the late, great, original Captain Marvel will be appearing in the movie as a mentor to Carol Danvers (Larson) and that Jude Law is in negotiations for the role. The original Captain Marvel was an alien Kree warrior named Mar-Vell who initially came to our planet as the vanguard of an invading force, but who grew to love humans and ultimately gave his life defending Earth as a superhero.
Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One) has also joined the movie as an antagonist. Some sources claim that he will be playing Yon-Rogg, another Kree warrior who attempted to kill Mar-Vell during their mission to Earth out of jealousy.
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). Samuel L. Jackson will reprise his role as Nick Fury.
Filming is expected to commence in January 2018. The movie is currently slated to open March 8, 2019.