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‘Captain Marvel:’ DeWanda Wise Lands Role in Superhero Movie

Brie Larson stars as the titular hero

“She’s Gotta Have it” breakout DeWanda Wise has landed a supporting role opposite Brie Larson in Marvel Studios “Captain Marvel,” an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.

It’s not immediately clear what role Wise will play in the film, which features the studio’s first female superhero to get her own standalone movie.

Samuel L. Jackson will also return as Nick Fury for the film — this time without the eyepatch because the film will be set in the 1990s (presumably before he lost use of his left eye), before the time of the original “Iron Man.” Ben Mendelsohn will play the villain in the film.

Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are directing, while Kevin Feige is producing. Geneva Robertson-Dworet wrote the most recent draft of the script, with Meg LeFauve (“Inside Out”) having written previous drafts with Nicole Perlman (“Guardians of the Galaxy”).

Victoria Alonso, Louis D’Esposito and Stan Lee are executive producers.


Deadline first reported the news of Wise’s casting.