Carol Danvers has been an vital hero within the Marvel Comics universe for many years, and we solely have just a few extra years to go till she lastly makes her dwell motion debut within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Exterior Brie Larson taking part in Captain Marvel‘s eponymous protagonist and Samuel L. Jackson reprising Nick Fury, we have not gotten any casting info for the penultimate Part Three film, however now there’s phrase that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘s Ben Mendelsohn is being eyed to play the primary villain.
Based on Variety, Ben Mendelsohn is at present in negotiations to play the lead baddie in Captain Marvel. Precisely who he would play wasn’t revealed, though it is doubtless this character would be the chief of the Skrulls, the shapeshifting aliens who’ve plagued the Marvel Comics universe (significantly the Improbable 4) for over 5 many years. Supposedly Captain Marvel administrators Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck had Mendelsohn in thoughts for this position after they began plotting the story, and as soon as the actor was capable of meet with them, he moved ahead with attempting to snag the position.
Ought to Ben Mendehlson signal on to Captain Marvel, it might be the newest main blockbuster to spice up his resume. Late final yr, he starred in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as Imperial Director Orson Krennic, and he’ll seem subsequent yr in each Prepared Participant One as Nolan Sorrento and Robin Hood because the Sheriff of Nottingham. Mendelsohn can be well-known for taking part in Danny Rayburn within the Netflix sequence Bloodline. It is also price noting that Captain Marvel would not be the actor’s first foray into the world of comedian guide media, as he performed John Daggett in The Darkish Knight Rises.
It was introduced at San Diego Comedian-Con earlier this yr that Captain Marvel will happen in the 1990s, roughly a decade earlier than the trendy MCU period kicked off. On this continuity, Carol Danvers’ origin story will contain her battling the Skrulls, who, identical to within the comics universe, have been at war with the Kree, a species beforehand seen in Guardians of the Galaxy and Brokers of S.H.I.E.L.D. Throughout this story, Carol will cross paths with tremendous spy Nick Fury, who at this level nonetheless has two working eyes. Mar-Vell, a.okay.a. the unique Captain Marvel from the comics universe, can be rumored to seem. As for what’s in retailer for Carol’s future past Captain Marvel, Marvel Studios Kevin Feige not too long ago revealed that her story will issue into Avengers 4, which comes out just a few months after Captain Marvel.