Is Jude Law set to star in ‘Captain Marvel’ alongside Brie Larson?

Marvel movie hits cinemas in March 2019

Jude Law looks set to appear in the upcoming Captain Marvel film opposite lead star Brie Larson.

The Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck-directed Marvel film is expected to hit cinemas in March 2019, with Larson already signed on to play Captain Marvel.

Ben Mendelsohn is reported to be playing the main villain in the picture, while Samuel L Jackson is expected to reprise his role as Nick Fury.

Variety now reports that Law is “in negotiations” to play the male lead/mentor role of Doctor Walter Lawson. However, Marvel has not yet offered any comment on the reports.

Larson previously said that some Captain Marvel fans won’t be satisfied with her take on the character. The Oscar-winning Room actress was cast as Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel last July. She’s due to start shooting the movie in January 2018.

Discussing her version of Captain Marvel, Larson said: “To be fair, there are a lot of iterations of her, so there’s going to be some people there who think this isn’t right.

“She’s a believer in truth and justice and she is a bridge between Earth and space. She’s fighting between the flaws that are within her and all this good that she wants to try and spread and make the world a better place. She can also fly and shoot things out of her hands. And she’s really funny!”

Meanwhile, the first picture has been revealed of Jude Law as a young Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts 2.