“Capt. Marvel” Gets Wise, “Shaft” Has Method

Two notable talents have just signed on for supporting roles in two of the most high profile films on the way in early 2019.

“She’s Gotta Have It” series leading star DeWanda Wise has landed a supporting role in the “Captain Marvel” movie at Marvel Studios and Disney Pictures.

This will be her first role, specifics are under wraps, and she joins a cast that includes Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, and Jude Law. “Captain Marvel” opens March 8th 2019.

Neext up, Cliff ‘Method Man’ Smith has joined the cast of the “Shaft” sequel/refresh at New Line. Smith will play an old friend of John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson) from the neighborhood.

Jackson reprises the role he first played in the John Singleton-directed 2000 film with Jessie T. Usher playing his estranged son. Regina Hall, Alexandra Shipp and the original ‘Shaft’ Richard Roundtree also star in the film which opens June 14th 2019.

Sources: Variety, Deadline