'Captain Marvel': Jude Law To Play Male Lead Opposite Brie Larson

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She later adopted the Ms. Marvel and Captain Marvel codenames in his honor.

Sources have toldVariety that The Talented Mr. Ripley star is now in negotiations to play Doctor Walter Lawson, otherwise known as Mar-Vell, the Kree Hero who was the original Captain Marvel in the comics.

Danvers, played by Larson, takes on superhero strength, energy projection and flight after having her DNA fused to that of an alien.

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Geneva Robertson-Dworet wrote the script, with "Inside Out" scribe Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman penning previous drafts. Marvel Cinematic Universe fans may have to wait until Avengers 4 to see Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) team up with the rest of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, but before that her solo film will help to explore an untapped corner of the MCU.

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Though his casting hasn't officially been confirmed by Marvel after Variety's story, Law will be playing Doctor Walter Lawson, AKA Mar-Vell, who ends up becoming Danvers' mentor as she figures out her abilities. Eventually, after Mar-Vell dies of cancer, Carol takes up the mantle of Captain Marvel.

Are you excited about Law's part in Captain Marvel?

Looks like Marvel's first female superhero movie has found its male lead.

Ben Mendelson was previously reported as playing the movie's as-yet-unnamed villain. We also learned that the film be set in the '90s and that Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) will play a major role in the movie.

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