Captain Marvel: Ben Mendelsohn In Talks To Be The Villain

Captain Marvel is going to be in production before we even know. The movie, which is rumored to start shooting in the early spring, is going to start announcing some cast members in the coming months. We have our first name on the table and it's a good one. According to Variety, Ben Mendelsohn is in talks to play the villain.

Ben Mendelsohn
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Right now we only know a few things about Captain Marvel. We have our leading lady in Brie Larson, and Samuel L. Jackson is back as Nick Fury. We know it takes place in the 90's and it's going to include the Skrulls.

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.

Should Medelsohn decide to take the role he'd taking on something that basically made for him.

Fleck and Boden had Mendelsohn in mind when they first started plotting the story and once the two sides were able to meet, Mendelsohn quickly agreed to pursue the role.

We should expect more casting for Captain Marvel in the next three to six months as production is about to start.

Captain Marvel, directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, will also star Samuel L. Jackson. The film is set for release on March 8th, 2019.

Captain Marvel

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