Jude Law in Talks to Play Mar-Vell in 'Captain Marvel'

Posted 2017/11/22 0 0

Jude Law is really notching up the big film roles.

 

Jude Law has entered negotiations to play Dr. Walter Lawson, better known to Marvel Comics fans as the iconic Kree superhero 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 studio revealed a lot of details about Captain Marvel during their Comic-Con 2017 panel, including that the Skrulls will be the main villains and that the movie will make Marvel Studios history, becoming the first movie to be set in the 1990s. It was also confirmed that Samuel L. Jackson will return as as de-aged Nick Fury, who will be seen with two working eyes for the first time ever. The Nick Fury character has always been seen wearing an eye patch, dating back to his first appearance in the very first Marvel movie, 2008's Iron Man. There is speculation that this movie will show exactly how he lost his eye, which had never been previously revealed in any other Marvel movie. The announcement of the Skrulls as the main villains also came with the news that this movie will be set within the iconic Kree-Skrull war from the Marvel Comics, which ultimately lead to the now-confirmed rumor about Mar-Vell's inclusion in this particular story.

In April, Law was cast as Young Dumbledore in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.” He was also recently cast in “The Rhythm Section,” Blake Lively’s female spy thriller. Other upcoming projects include “A Rainy Day in New York” and “Vox Lux.” His most recent credits include “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” and “Spy.”

Captain Marvel starts shooting early next year with a screenplay by Geneva Robertson-Dworet and will hit theaters on March 8, 2019.

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