Everything is fantastic for Jude Law these days.
The mentor of Captain Marvel has been found. According to Variety, Jude Law is in negotiations to star opposite Brie Larson in Marvel’s Captain Marvel feature. Ben Mendelsohn is on board to assume the role of the villain of the film, while Half Nelson duo Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck will be directing. The significance of the film cannot be understated as it is the first female solo-outing for a Marvel superhero after a slew of male-centric features.
The most recent draft of the script features Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot whose DNA is merged with an alien during an accident. She finds herself with superhuman abilities afterward including super strength, energy projection, and flight. Think the Marvel universe equivalent of Superman.
A little information about who Law will be playing. Apparently, he is looking to sign on as Dr. Walter Lawson, otherwise known as Mar-Vell, who witnessed the death of the real Dr. Lawson, before assuming his identity. He figured it would be a perfect way to study Earth’s humans since he was originally a member of the Kree. While posing as Lawson, Mar-Vell meets Carol Danvers and develops feelings for her. Outside of the fact that Jude Law is sixteen years older than Brie Larson, this sounds like an exciting pair.
Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, announced at San-Diego Comic-Con that the film will take place in the ’90s, before the formation of the Avengers. Samuel L. Jackson is supposed to make an appearance as Nick Fury in Captain Marvel as well.
There’s no doubt that Jude Law appearing in the Young Pope raised his profile significantly. For years he has played supporting roles, like playing Watson in the Sherlock Holmes features. That was after he was appearing as a leading man non-stop in the early ’00s. Along with Captain Marvel, he has been cast in a major role as young Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Jude Law is back in a big way.