Jude Law is in negotiations to play the male lead, and the original Captain Marvel, opposite Brie Larson in “Captain Marvel” for Marvel Studios.
Law will be playing Doctor Walter Lawson, a.k.a. Mar-Vell, who becomes a mentor of sorts to Larson’s Air Force pilot Carol Danvers as she tries to figure out her new powers after her DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident.
The resulting alteration imbues her with the superpowers of strength, energy projection, and flight. Ben Mendelsohn is on board to play the villain while Samuel L. Jackson is expected to reprise his role as Nick Fury in the 1990s set tale.
Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck helm the project which boasts a script by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman. The film opens March 8th 2019.