When it was first announced that Jude Law had been cast in Captain Marvel, reports stated that the British actor would be portraying the character of Mar-Vell, the original Captain Marvel, and mentor to Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers.
Law’s role was never confirmed by Marvel (the actor refused to confirm or deny the report himself), with all marketing and merchandising referring to his character simply as ‘Star Commander’, although a leak earlier this month appeared to suggest that he’d be portraying a different character entirely.
Well, we now have another twist in the tale, as a new promotional poster has surfaced, which suggests that Law is actually playing Mar-Vell after all.
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So, at this point, it seems it’s still a bit of a mystery, but if he is playing Mar-Vell, then it doesn’t really make much sense why there’s so much secrecy surrounding the character.
Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.
Captain Marvel is being directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind) and sees Brie Larson (Kong: Skull Island) leading the cast as Carol Danvers alongside Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers), Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy), Lee Pace (Guardians of the Galaxy), Lashana Lynch (Fast Girls), Gemma Chan (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Algenis Perez Soto (Sambá), Rune Temte (Eddie The Eagle), McKenna Grace (I, Tonya), Annette Bening (American Beauty), Ana Ayora (The Big Wedding), Vik Sahay (Chuck), Kenneth Mitchell (Star Trek: Discovery), Chuku Modo (The Good Doctor), Clark Gregg (The Avengers) and Jude Law (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald).