DeWanda Wise To Star In 'Captain Marvel'

'Captain Marvel' Casts 'She's Gotta Have It' Star DeWanda Wise

Actress DeWanda Wise has been cast in Captain Marvel opposite Brie Larson, according to Deadline. Marvel Studios is gearing up for the start of production on their first female led film. The resulting adjustment imbues her with the superpowers of strength, energy projection and flight. What we also know is that Captain Marvel's origin is different from the comics, but by how much remains to be seen.

Another possibility is that she plays a relative of Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury, who was also reported to have a "co-starring" role opposite Larson (just how many co-leads can a movie have?). Is Dewanda Wise Monica Rambeau, or are fans jumping the gun? It's unlikely that she will take on the role of the movie's villain, with that part already relegated to Rogue One's Ben Mendelsohn.

DeWanda Wise To Star In 'Captain Marvel'

In the comics, Captain Marvel is the alter ego of Air Force pilot Carol Danvers, who becomes a hero when her DNA is fused with an alien's after an accident.

Though her character hasn't been named yet, the role is being described as a co-starring one, and we have a great feeling about the potential for this to be Monica's introduction to the MCU. With a potentially sizable role, it may be possible she is playing Carol's best friend and fellow superhero Monica Rambeau. Captain Marvel is set to have a short period of filming later this month before production kicks into full gear later this spring, so Marvel has been busy rounding out the cast.

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