Jude Law is in negotiations to play the male lead opposite Brie Larson in Marvel’s “Captain Marvel,” sources tell Variety.
Ben Mendelsohn is on board to play the villain with “Half Nelson” helmers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck directing. Kevin Feige is producing.
Geneva Robertson-Dworet wrote the
most recent script with “Inside Out” scribe Meg LeFauve and Nicole
Perlman penning previous drafts, which follows Carol Danvers, an Air
Force pilot whose 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.
Law’s exact role is currently unknown, other than the character being
a mentor of sorts to Danvers as she tries to figure out her new powers.