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4th January 2018 - DeWanda Wise to Co-Star

EXCLUSIVE: She’s Gotta Have It star DeWanda Wise has landed a co-star role opposite Brie Larson in Captain Marvel, the Anna Boden-Ryan Fleck-directed Marvel superhero pic. She’ll co-star opposite Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law and Ben Mendelsohn. Wise takes the role just as Netflix renewed for a second season She’s Gotta Have It, the series adaptation of Spike Lee’s breakthrough film about a woman balancing a life with three lovers.


22nd November 2017 - Jude Law in Negotiations to Play Male Lead

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.

24th October 2017 - Ben Mendelsohn Eyed for Villain Role

“Captain Marvel” directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are in talks with their “Mississippi Grind” star Ben Mendelsohn for the superhero film’s villain.

Mendelsohn would play the film’s main antagonist, which would likely be the leader of the Skrulls. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige teased earlier this year that the creatures would be featured in the film.

Brie Larson is set to star in title role with Kevin Feige producing. Marvel had no comment on the casting.

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.

15th August 2017 - Geneva Robertson-Dworet to Write Script
EXCLUSIVE: Marvel has set Geneva Robertson-Dworet to take over and write the script for Captain Marvel, the Brie Larson-starrer that will be directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind). Meg LeFauve & Nicole Perlman originally were set to write the script, but LeFauve had to leave to direct the Disney Animation pic Gigantic with Nathan Greno.

That creates a big opportunity for Robertson-Dworet, whose script credits include the upcoming Tomb Raider pic for MGM that stars Alicia Vikander and Gotham City Sirens, an expansion of the Suicide Squad franchise which David Ayer is looking to direct with Margot Robbie reprising her role as Harley Quinn for Warner Bros.

22nd July 2017 - Set in the 1990's, The Skrulls as Villains + Concept Art

6th July 2017 - Samuel L. Jackson Joins Cast

Rumors began popping up on the fanboy sites over the Independence Day holiday that Samuel L. Jackson was reprising his role as Avengers architect and recruiter Nick Fury in Disney/Marvel’s Captain Marvel. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, and we hear it’s true that Jackson will be making an appearance in the movie.

19th April 2017 - Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck to Direct

Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, whose credits together include 2006’s Half Nelson and writing and directing 2015’s Mississippi Grind, have been tapped to direct Captain Marvel. Marvel’s first female-driven superhero movie stars Oscar-winner Brie Larson and already has a March 8, 2019 release date.

During Marvel’s press day this week, Kevin Feige said the film is slotted to go before cameras in February.

  • 24th August 2016 - Director Search Narrows
    Niki Caro, Lesli Linka Glatter and Lorene Scafaria are on the shortlist for the highly-coveted job of helming Marvel Studio's first female-centric superhero movie, several sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.

    A decision won't be made anytime soon as Marvel is being very deliberate in its search, according to sources; the movie has a release date of March 8, 2019.

    Sources caution that there may be names yet to surface. Marvel had no comment.

    Brie Larson is attached to star as Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot who gains powers after her DNA becomes fused with an alien after an accident. Guardians of the Galaxy's Nicole Perlman and Inside Out's Meg LeFauve wrote the script.

    Insiders tell THR that the next stage will involve Marvel giving a treatment and documents to the directors in order to prepare a detailed presentation.

    The three contenders were whittled from a shortlist of about a handful of contenders, which also included Jennifer Kent, the helmer of the indie horror hit The Babadook, and Jennifer Yuh, the director of Kung Fu Panda 2. Marvel has made finding a woman to direct the movie key in the search.

  • 24th July 2016 - New Logo

  • 24th July 2016 - Brie Larson Cast

  • 2nd June 2016 - Brie Larson Is The Frontrunner For The Lead Role
    After her Oscar-winning turn in “Room,” Brie Larson may be ready to step into the shoes of Marvel’s most popular female superhero.

    Sources tell Variety Marvel is in early talks with Larson to play Captain Marvel in the studio’s standalone project. It is unknown where things stand in negotiations but sources have told Variety she is the choice and Larson is leaning towards playing the part.

    No director is currently on board. Marvel, however, had always planned to have an actress lined up early, with the idea of possibly introducing her in one of its upcoming films before its “Captain Marvel” movie bows.

  • 2nd June 2015 - Rumor - Charlize Theron Being Courted For Lead Role Due To Friendship With Angelina Jolie
    Charlize Theron has formed a close friendship with Angelina Jolie. The insider told US OK! magazine: "The girls realised that they have a very similar outlook on life and quickly bonded over everything from their adopted children to their prospective Hollywood projects."

    The duo are even hoping to work together on Captain Marvel, the comic giant's upcoming first female-led superhero film.

    The source said: "Marvel has been courting Angie to direct the project and Charlize is a clear fan favourite for the starring role. If Charlize were to get the part, Angie would almost certainly sign on to work with her new pal."

  • 8th February 2015 - Rumor - Marvel Wants Angelina Jolie To Direct
    Captain Marvel, centering on super-heroine Carol Danvers, is set to become the First Female-centric film from the comic studio, so it makes sense that execs want a woman behind the camera too: Angelina Jolie! An insider reveals that bosses at Disney-owned Marvel were so impressed with Unbroken that they’re offering Angie $20 million for the gig. “Having a female director is a priority for them,” explains the source, adding that Angie is thrilled by the offer. “She never thought she’d be in such huge demand as a director, and to be courted by Marvel after the Sony fiasco is a huge pat on the back.”

  • 28th October 2014 - Marvel Studios Announces Film


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