Captain Marvel: Jude Law lands role in Brie Larson-starring superhero movie

The actor will play the male lead

Having already landed the highly-coveted role of Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts, Jude Law looks set to play an integral role in another blockbuster franchise.

According to Variety, the actor’s currently in negotiations with Marvel and Disney to take on the male lead in Captain Marvel opposite Brie Larson.

Law would play Doctor Walter Lawson, better known as Captain Mar-Vell, who will mentor Larson’s character Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot whose DNA becomes accidentally fused with an alien’s.

Other actors confirmed for the superhero film — directed by Half Nelson helmers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck — are Ben Mendelsohn and Samuel L. Jackson, the former playing a villain while Jackson reprises his role as Nick Fury from the Avengers.

The most recent script for Captain Marvel has been penned by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, who previously worked on the Alicia Vikander starring Tomb Raider. Previous versions were written by Inside Out scribes Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman.

Captain Marvel — which is set in the ‘90s — reaches cinemas 8 March 2019.

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