Four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening is signing on for her first comic book movie.
According to an exclusive report by The Hollywood Reporter, Benning has joined Disney and Marvel’s highly anticipated Captain Marvel, the MCU’s first female led superhero film.
Captain Marvel has been filling out very nicely with a star-studded cast that includes Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Gemma Chan, Clark Gregg and Lee Pace.
Mississippi Grind directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are helming the movie, which is currently in production in and around Los Angeles. (The project also will shoot in Louisiana.) Larson headlines the feature as Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot whose DNA fuses with that of an alien, sending her into an interstellar adventure. The character had a major tease in Avengers: Infinity War, with the solo movie being set in the 1990s.
Annette Bening is a powerful actress whose acting credits include American Beauty, 20th Century Women, The Kids Are Alright and the list goes on. News of her casting is absolutely a surprise to several because Bening typically avoids appearing in big budget films so joining a project that’s apart of such a huge machine like Disney must mean that the role is an exciting one. Details on her character are being kept under wraps. The most we know is that she will be playing some type of scientist.
Captain Marvel flies into theaters on March 8, 2019!