The titular hero of "Captain Marvel" will be portrayed by Brie Larson, who will also take on the hero's alter-ego in Carol Danvers. Wise is playing Monica Rambeau, the third character (in Marvel Comics, we're not talking about the fella who says "Shazam" over at DC) to hold the name? Calling herself Ms. Marvel, she established herself as one of Marvel's most powerful and prominent heroes as a sole heroine and as a member of the Avengers.
Thus, Monica Rambeau is particularly well situated to be introduced as a supporting character in Captain Marvel's new movie. Samuel L. Jackson will be reprising his role as Nick Fury, Jude Law has signed on to play Marvell, and Ben Mendelsohn, and now Dewanda Wise in unspecified roles. A police lieutenant from New Orleans, she possesses the ability to transform herself into any form of energy. In the meantime, here is everything to know about "Captain Marvel".
We're already getting Carol Danvers' origin in this movie, so it wouldn't be a stretch for someone else to get powers by the film's end, right? With the recent announcement that seven time Grammy victor Kendrick Lamar will be producing and curating the soundtrack, excitement is only building for this landmark film.
Not much is known about the main plot of "Captain Marvel", but the film will be directed by Anna Bodeck and Ryan Fleck, who is known for directing "It's Kind of a Funny Story" and "Half Nelson", respectively. As of now, excluding Black Panther, Wise will be one of the only non-alien women of color in the MCU.