Annette Bening Joins Cast of Marvel Studios’ ‘Captain Marvel’

Brie Larson stars as the studio’s first female superhero with her own standalone movie

Last Updated: May 9, 2018 @ 2:35 PM

Four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening is doing her first ever superhero movie and joining the cast of Marvel Studios “Captain Marvel,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

“Captain Marvel,” starring Brie Larson as the studio’s first female superhero to get her own standalone movie, will be a prequel set before “Iron Man.”

Samuel L. Jackson will also return as Nick Fury — this time without the eyepatch because the film will be set in the 1990s (presumably before he lost use of his left eye).

“Captain Marvel,” to be directed by “Mississippi Grind” helmers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, will also feature the first-ever appearance of iconic Marvel alien antagonists, The Skrulls.

At last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel rocked the Hall H crowd and showed some concept art designed for the movie, which follows Air Force pilot Carol Danvers, who is blessed with half-alien DNA and has the superpowers of strength, energy projection and flight.

Meg LeFauve (“Inside Out”) wrote the script with Nicole Perlman (“Guardians of the Galaxy”). Victoria Alonso, Louis D’Esposito and Stan Lee are executive producers, with Kevin Feige producing.

“Captain Marvel” is set for release on March 8, 2019.

Bening is repped by CAA.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.