Variety has confirmed that Jude Law is in final negotiations to play Dr. Walter Lawson, a.k.a. Mar-Vell in the new Captain Marvel movie starring Brie Larson in the titular role.
Geneva Robertson-Dworet wrote the most recent script with “Inside Out” scribe Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman penning previous drafts, which follows Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident. The resulting alteration imbues her with the superpowers of strength, energy projection, and flight.
Law will be playing Doctor Walter Lawson, a.k.a. Mar-Vell, who becomes a mentor of sorts to Danvers as she tries to figure out her new powers.
Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell), created by writer-editor Stan Lee and designed by artist Gene Colan, first appeared in Marvel Super-Heroes #12 (December 1967).
Captain Marvel opens in theaters 03/08/19