She’s Gotta Have It Star DeWanda Wise Joins Captain Marvel

DeWanda Wise has joined the cast of Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel in a supporting role, according to Variety. Wise plays the lead role in the Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It, which was recently picked up for a second season.

DeWanda Wise will join a Captain Marvel cast that includes Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, and Jude Law.

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Mississippi Grind‘s Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck will direct. Geneva Robertson-Dworet (upcoming Tomb Raider and Gotham City Sirens) wrote the most recent draft of the script. Writers Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) and Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) wrote the first draft of the feature. Kevin Feige will produce the film. Marvel Studios’ Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, and Jonathan Schwartz serve as executive producers alongside Stan Lee.

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In the regular Marvel Comics continuity, Carol Danvers made her first appearance in 1968’s Marvel Super-Heroes #13. A Security Chief in the US air force, Danvers would later be transformed into the superhero Ms. Marvel following an explosion involving Kree technology. More recently, Danvers took on the identity of Captain Marvel after being “promoted” to the moniker of the former Kree superhero.

Captain Marvel is set to hit theaters on March 8, 2019.

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