Lashana Lynch Replaces DeWanda Wise in Captain Marvel

According to The Hollywood Reporter, English actress Lashana Lynch (ABC’s Still Star-Crossed, Brotherhood) has replaced DeWanda Wise in the upcoming Marvel Studios film Captain Marvel. The nature of the character is still unknown. Wise’s departure from the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie was announced yesterday and is due to scheduling conflicts with the Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It.

The Captain Marvel cast includes Brie Larson as the title hero along with Samuel L. Jackson as a younger (and two-eyed) Nick Fury, Gemma Chan as Kree spy and geneticist, Minn-Erva, Ben Mendelsohn and Jude Law. The film will be a “period piece” for Marvel Studios and take place in the early 1990s with the Skrulls as the primary villains.

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Mississippi Grind‘s Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are directing the Captain Marvel movie, which has a script by Geneva Robertson-Dworet (upcoming Tomb Raider and Gotham City Sirens), Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) & Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy). Kevin Feige produces the film. Marvel Studios’ Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, and Jonathan Schwartz serve as executive producers alongside Stan Lee.

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 with Avengers 4 set to follow on May 3, 2019.

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