Jude Law Scores ‘Captain Marvel’ Male Lead Role

Brie Larson stars as the titular hero

Jude Law is in negotiations to star as the male lead in “Captain Marvel” opposite Brie Larson, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

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.

Concrete details of Law’s role are unknown, although he will serve as a mentor to Carol Danvers (Larson).

“Captain Marvel” starring Larson is the studio’s first female superhero to get her own standalone movie and will be a prequel set before “Iron Man.” 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). Ben Mendelsohn will play the villain in the film.

In April, Law was cast as Young Dumbledore in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.” He was also recently cast in “The Rhythm Section,” Blake Lively’s female spy thriller. Other upcoming projects include “A Rainy Day in New York” and “Vox Lux.” His most recent credits include “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” and “Spy.”

He is represented by WME, 42West and Premier PR.

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

Variety first reported the news.