Welcome to the Marvel family, Jude Law.
Law would play Dr. Walter Lawson, aka Mar-Vell, who mentors Carol Danvers when she acquires her new powers. He joins a cast that reportedly includes Ben Mendelsohn as the main villain and Samuel L. Jackson reprising his role as Nick Fury.
The movie, directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck ("Half Nelson"), is set in the '80s and follows Air Force pilot Danvers, whose DNA is fused with an alien's during an accident. She gains powers that include strength and flight.
"Captain Marvel" is slated for release March 8, 2019. Law is currently filming "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald" as a young Albus Dumbledore.
Captain Marvel is an extraterrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls. Living on Earth in 1995, she keeps having recurring memories of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers. With help from Nick Fury, Captain Marvel tries to uncover the secrets of her past while harnessing her special superpowers to end the war with the evil Skrulls. Read More