Deadline reports DeWanda Wise from She’s Gotta Have It has nabbed the co-star role beside Brie Larson in Captain Marvel. Anna Boden-Ryan Fleck will direct the Marvel film. Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, and Ben Mendelsohn will also have roles.
Per the report:
She’s Gotta Have It star DeWanda Wise has landed a co-star role opposite Brie Larson in Captain Marvel, the Anna Boden-Ryan Fleck-directed Marvel superhero pic. She’ll co-star opposite Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law and Ben Mendelsohn. Wise takes the role just as Netflix renewed for a second season She’s Gotta Have It, the series adaptation of Spike Lee’s breakthrough film about a woman balancing a life with three lovers.
As wise takes the role, She’s Gotta Have It has also been renewed for a second season, which means the actress will be pretty busy going into Captain Marvel as it will be her first major movie role. Besides the Netflix series she is starring in about a woman balancing a life with three lovers, based on the Spike Lee film that put him on the map, she has also been in Shots Fired and Underground. Bold Management & Production and UTA rep the actress.
Captain Marvel is an important movie for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as Kevin Feige has said:
“We’re really focusing on ‘Captain Marvel’ and the work that Anna and Ryan are doing. It’s going to be a big part of heading towards this epic conclusion and epic finale of 22 movies over the course of 10 years. That is focus for the next six movies we have to finish and get out. Really, the focus now is on delivering ‘Captain Marvel’ and then bringing Captain Marvel’s story into the finale of everything we’ve started thus far.”
Captain Marvel is set to hit theaters on March 6th, 2019.
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