With Captain Marvel set to release in a little under a year, quite a bit of news on the film is starting to come out – which includes casting announcements. The latest, is pretty surprising, as Annette Bening has been confirmed as joining the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movie – in what is her first comic book movie to date.
The news comes courtesy of THR, who reports:
Annette Bening is signing on for her first comic book movie. The four-time Oscar nominee is joining Brie Larson in Captain Marvel, Marvel Studios’ first female-led feature film. Details on Bening’s character are being kept hidden deep in the Kree Empire, but “scientist” is said to be in her job description.
The role has actually been reported by Variety as Carol Danvers‘ mother:
True news: Annette Bening joining CAPT MARVEL; being told she would be playing Danvers’ mother
— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) May 9, 2018
Earlier today, we reported that the film would be a game-changer for superhero movies, and it’s definitely shaping up to be just that. It’ll be the next MCU movie to come out following Ant-Man and the Wasp which releases in July. Needless to say, it’s going to be a pretty long wait – making the pay-off so much better when we get to see the movie. We’ll keep you posted on all things Captain Marvel as soon as we get it.
Captain Marvel hits theaters on May 6th, 2019.
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