Captain Marvel 2 has reportedly cast Zawe Ashton to play the villain opposite Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel.

Zawe Ashton (Velvet Buzzsaw) will reportedly play the villain opposite Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers in Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel 2.

According to Deadline, the villain that Ashton will portray is currently unknown, though she will reportedly be the main villain of Captain Marvel 2. Disney and Marvel Studios declined to comment on the casting.

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Ashton’s previous credits include Netflix’s Velvet BuzzsawFresh MeatNocturnal Animals and Greta. She also appeared alongside MCU alum Tom Hiddleston in the Broadway revival of Betrayal.

Candyman director Nia DaCosta will helm the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel. DaCosta recently completed work on the highly anticipated Candyman reboot, which she wrote and directed. WandaVision story editor Megan McDonnell wrote the script, which will feature other Marvel heroes such as Ms. Marvel and WandaVision’s Monica Rambeau.

The announcement of Ms. Marvel and Monica Rambeau came during Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige’s presentation at Disney’s December Investors Day. He also revealed Captain Marvel 2 would shift release dates from  July 2022 to Nov. 11, 2022.

Directed by Nia DaCosta and written by Megan McDonnell, Captain Marvel 2 stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel and Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau. The film arrives in theaters Nov. 11, 2022.

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Source: Deadline

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