CBMB: Ben Mendelsohn in Talks to Star in Captain Marvel | FanboysInc

CBMB: Ben Mendelsohn in Talks to Star in Captain Marvel

By Muuka Muyumba

Variety reports that acclaimed actor Ben Mendelsohn (Star Wars: Rouge One) is being ‘eyed’ to star in Marvel’s upcoming Brie Larson star vehicle Captain Marvel.

Captain Marvel will be a continuation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the 21st film in the series. The film will be set in the 1990s telling the story of Captain Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot who becomes an experiment subject of Kree and human DNA.

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Mendelsohn would be returning to another Disney blockbuster possibly under the direction of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck who cast the actor in their drama Mississippi Grind. Mendelsohn is in talks to play the villain of the film, the emperor of the Skrulls. The skrulls are an alien race known for shape-shifting and infiltration. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has stated that Captain Marvel’s story would be the finale of the MCU.

Captain Marvel will also star Samuel L. Jackson as a younger version of Nick Fury. Filming is expected to begin in March 2018 on Captain Marvel, and the film is expected to hit theaters on March 8, 2019.