As production continues on Captain Marvel so do its casting announcements. Overnight news has broken that Hollywood A-lister Annette Bening has joined the cast in an undisclosed role.
Bening has in the past received Oscar nominations for roles in The Grifters, American Beauty, Being Julia and The Kids Are All Right, she will next be seen in the drama The Seagull.
Whilst rumours pointed to Bening playing a scientist in the film journalist Justin Kroll has other ideas….
True news: Annette Bening joining CAPT MARVEL; being told she would be playing Danvers' mother
— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) May 9, 2018
Filming on the Marvel Studios movie is expected to run through the Summer and complete in early Autumn.
Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, a U.S. Air Force pilot whose an Air Force whose DNA fuses with that of an alien, and she’s thrust into the middle of an intergalactic conflict. The cast also includes Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as Mar-Vell, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, and Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch, Algenis Perez Soto and McKenna Grace in as-yet-undisclosed roles.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck from a script they wrote with Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch, Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Captain Marvel arrives March 8, 2019.