A new adversary for Brie Larson has apparently been found. Zawe Ashton is said to appear as the villain in “Captain Marvel 2”.
The pre-production for “Captain Marvel 2” has apparently started and now it should be clear who Brie Larson (31) will face in the upcoming superhero blockbuster. Anonymous sources are said to have told the industry magazine “Deadline” that the next villain will be played by the English actress Zawe Ashton (36, “Velvet Buzzsaw”). However, neither Disney nor Marvel have wanted to officially confirm this.
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Ashton has previously appeared in the British series “Fresh Meat” and also on Broadway in “Betrayal” alongside Tom Hiddleston (40), who has already appeared as Loki in several Marvel films. Brie Larson, who plays Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel, has won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for her role in Space.
As the magazine had already reported last summer, Nia DaCosta (31, “Candyman”) is to direct. The script was written by Megan McDonnell (“WandaVision”). The predecessor, “Captain Marvel”, released in 2019, grossed a little less than a billion euros worldwide. The release of the new Marvel flick is expected in November 2022.