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Jude Law Lands 'Captain Marvel' Male Lead Role

23 November 2017

Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, who directed Half Nelson, will direct.

Jude Law is in negotiations to join Brie Larson in Captain Marvel, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. While he held the name Captain Marvel, Carol became Ms. Marvel in her own comic book series in 1977.

The whole Captain/Ms. Marvel thing could event be skipped over in the film by having Law's Kree Warrior be known as simply Mar-Vell and providing Danvers with the inspiration for her nom de guerre.

Jude Law Lands 'Captain Marvel' Male Lead Role
Jude Law Lands 'Captain Marvel' Male Lead Role

Carol Danvers was an Air Force pilot who was infused with alien Kree DNA after touching some of the Kree's enhanced technology. She finds herself with superhuman abilities afterward including super strength, energy projection, and flight.

Sources have toldVariety that The Talented Mr. Ripley star is now in negotiations to play Doctor Walter Lawson, otherwise known as Mar-Vell, the Kree Hero who was the original Captain Marvel in the comics. Should a deal place, he'll play the film's male lead alongside Larson and, presumably, Star Wars alum Ben Mendelsohn.

Captain Marvel is slated to hit theaters on March 8, 2019. He'll also be seen in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, playing Young Dumbledore opposite Johnny Depp (ugh) as Young Grindelwald. It is now unclear on what role Law will play. More on the Captain Marvel movie as it comes our way. He is also attached to reprise his role as Doctor Watson in a third Sherlock Holmes movie opposite Tony Stark himself, Robert Downey Jr.

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Jude Law Lands 'Captain Marvel' Male Lead Role