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Djimon Hounsou, Clark Gregg Join ‘Captain Marvel’ Cast

”Guardians of the Galaxy“ alum Lee Pace also joins the new Marvel film

Marvel Studios announced on Monday that production has begun on the MCU’s first female-fronted entry, “Captain Marvel,” which will star Brie Larson as the titular superheroine.

But tucked into the announcement was the reveal that “Guardians of the Galaxy” stars Djimon Hounsou and Lee Pace will also be a part of the film — as will Clark Gregg, who will reprise his role as Agent Coulson from “Avengers” movies as well as ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.”

In the first “Guardians” film, Pace played the film’s villain, Ronan the Accuser, with Hounsou playing one of his most formidable warriors, Korath the Pursuer. While their roles in “Captain Marvel” haven’t been made official, the upcoming film takes place in the 1990s, so it is possible that the two actors could reprise their characters from several years before they faced the Guardians.

“Captain Marvel” follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the MCU’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.

The cast also includes Samuel L. Jackson, who will return as a pre-eyepatch Nick Fury. Ben Mendelsohn, Gemma Chan, Lashana Lynch, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace and Jude Law also star.

“Mississippi Grind” directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are directing the film from a script they co-wrote with some of the top women writers in Hollywood: “Inside Out” writer Meg LeFauve, “Guardians of the Galaxy” co-writer Nicole Perlman, “Tomb Raider” writer Geneva Robertson-Dworet, and “GLOW” creators Liz Flahive & Carly Mensch.

“Captain Marvel” hits theaters March 8, 2019.