CBMB: Oscar Nominee Annette Bening Joins Captain Marvel | FanboysInc

CBMB: Oscar Nominee Annette Bening Joins Captain Marvel

By Muuka Muyumba

Veteran actor Annette Bening is reportedly joining Marvel’s upcoming blockbuster Captain Marvel which is set to hit theaters in Spring of 2019.

The film, which is currently filming in Los Angeles, will tell the origin of fighter pilot Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) as she becomes one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Danvers is a classic Marvel hero created in 1968 by Roy Thomas and Gene Colan, but she has yet to be seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe beyond small hints.

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Bening is rumored to play a scientist in the film and a carries on the tradition of Marvel pairing its heroes with esteemed veteran actors like Tommy Lee Jones, and Robert Redford in the Captain America films. Thor had Anthony Hopkins. Black Panther had Forrest Whitaker and Angela Bassett to back him up. Bening has been nominated for an Oscar on 4 occasions over a varied movie-acting career in films like The Siege, The Grifters, The Kids Are Alright, American Beauty, and Being Julia.  What is surprising is that Bening has signed on to Captain Marvel after a career that has typically steered clear of Hollywood commercial machines like the MCU.

Bening joins a cast including Larson, Ben Mendelsohn, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Lee Pace, Clark Gregg, Djimon Honshou, and Lashana Lynch.

Captain Marvel was written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Nicole Perlman and is directed by the team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Kevin Feige is producing the film.

Source: THR