New Captain Marvel Cast Revealed As Production Gets Underway

For months, we’ve known that Brie Larson would be making her superhero theatrical debut as Captain Marvel in 2019.  We’ve also known that Jude Law would be playing the Kree counterpart, Mar-Vell.  However, as production begins in LA, there comes a cast list that includes members of the Guardians of the Galaxy film, as well as an agent that’s been out of the films for several years now.

Below is the full cast list, provided by Disney PR:

The film stars Academy Award® winner Brie Larson (“Room,” “Kong: Skull Island”), Samuel L. Jackson (Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “The Hateful Eight”), Ben Mendelsohn (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Ready Player One”), Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond,” Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy”), Lee Pace (“The Book of Henry,” Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy”), Lashana Lynch (“Brotherhood,” “Fast Girls”), Gemma Chan (“Humans,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”), Algenis Perez Soto (“Sambá,” “Sugar”), Rune Temte (“Eddie The Eagle,” “The Last Kingdom”), McKenna Grace (“I, Tonya,” “Gifted”), with Clark Gregg (“Live by Night,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”), and Jude Law (“Spy,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel”).

The 3 names that come off the page are Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, and Agent Coulson, himself, Clark Gregg.  With this film taking place before the events of Phase 1, it does make sense that Phil Coulson would’ve still been with S.H.I.E.L.D., as part of Nick Fury‘s talent evaluation squad.  It’s still surprising that he’ll make his cinematic return in Captain Marvel, but a welcome one, nonetheless.  
The other two, Djimon Hounsou and Lee Pace were first introduced in the first Guardians of the Galaxy.  Hounsou played the Kree Mercenary Korath the Pursuer who, coincidentally enough, worked for Lee Pace’s character, the Kree Judge Ronan the Accuser.  The addition of these two characters provides an opportunity to add more depth to their characters.  We know both Ronan and Korath died during the Battle of Xandar, so it’ll be pretty interesting to see what they do in this.  Perhaps, they’ll be pursuing Mar-Vell?
More cool news to come out of the Captain Marvel camp, Brie Larson was seen working with Brigadier General Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing Commander, at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada to gather research for her character Carol Danvers, who also happens to be a pilot.  You have to admire Larson and Marvel’s dedication to get the character right and bring in an accomplished pilot like Leavitt.

The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.  Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Captain Marvel is slated to release March 8, 2019!