DeWanda Wise has left the upcoming Captain Marvel film
DeWanda Wise has left the upcoming Disney film Captain Marvel, according to Deadline. The Marvel Cinematic Universe film stars Brie Larson as the titular hero. According to sources, the departure is due to scheduling conflicts with the Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It. There is currently no information on her replacement.
The Captain Marvel cast includes Larson as the title hero along with Samuel L. Jackson as a younger (and two-eyed) Nick Fury, Gemma Chan as Kree spy and geneticist, Minn-Erva, Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One,Ready Player One), and Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes). The film will be a “period piece” for Marvel Studios and take place in the early 1990s with the Skrulls as the primary villains.
Mississippi Grind‘s Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are directing the Captain Marvel movie, which has a script by Geneva Robertson-Dworet (upcoming Tomb Raider and Gotham City Sirens), Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) & Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy). Kevin Feige produces the film. Marvel Studios’ Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, and Jonathan Schwartz serve as executive producers alongside Stan Lee.
In the regular Marvel Comics continuity, Carol Danvers made her first appearance in 1968’s Marvel Super-Heroes #13. A Security Chief in the US air force, Danvers would later be transformed into the superhero Ms. Marvel following an explosion involving Kree technology. More recently, Danvers took on the identity of Captain Marvel after being “promoted” to the moniker of the former Kree superhero.
Captain Marvel is set to hit theaters on March 8, 2019 with Avengers 4 set to follow on May 3, 2019.
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