Variety was the first Hollywood trade to report Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor Ben Mendelsohn (Orson Krennic) is in talks to star in Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel as the film’s main villain, who Variety reports would likely be the leader of the Skrulls.
Mendelsohn starred for directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck in with their film Mississippi Grind and they reportedly had him in mind while plotting the story. He’ll next be seen in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One.
Brie Larson is set to star in film that will open on March 8, 2019.
Geneva Robertson-Dworet wrote the most recent draft of the script that features Carol Danvers, a1990’s Air Force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident. The resulting alteration imbues her with the superpowers of strength, energy projection, and flight.
Samuel L. Jackson is expected to reprise his role as Nick Fury in the film set before the Phase 1 MCU installments.
Marvel reportedly had no comment on the casting.