Jude Law set to star opposite Brie Larson in 'Captain Marvel'

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44-year old actor will be playing Doctor Walter Lawson, a.k.a. the original 'Captain Marvel'

Marvel Studios' first female-led superhero movie appears to be taking shape as actor Jude Law is negotiations to play the male lead opposite Brie Larson in Marvel’s Captain Marvel.

Variety confirms Law will assume the identity of Dr. Walter Lawson, a.k.a the original "Captain Marvel" or Captain Mar-vell, a renowned soldier from the Kree empire who fights to protect Earth from all threats (See - Ben Mendohlson). Law's Walter Larson will serve as a mentor of sorts to Brie Larson's 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, allowing her to assume the mantle of Captain Marvel.

Captain Marvel will be co-directed by the team who brought you Mississippi Grind, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleckmost, and the most recent script was written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Tomb Raider). Ben Mendelsohn is on board to play the film’s main antagonist, likely the leader of the Skrulls.

Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8, 2019.

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