The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline are reporting that Marvel Studios has revealed a few familiar faces will be appearing in their MCU film Captain Marvel as Clark Gregg, Lee Pace and Djimon Hounsou have been cast.
Captain Marvel focuses on Carol Danvers, an air force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident. The resulting alternation imbues her with the powers of super strength, energy projection and flight. The film follows Danvers as she finds herself with her powers when a galactic war fought by two alien races (presumably, the Kree and the Skrull) come to Earth.
Clark Gregg will be back as Agent Coulson, who was famously killed in the first Avengers film back in 2012, but was resurrected to star in the television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. He hasn’t appeared in any of the MCU films since Avengers. Lee Pace will be reprising his villain role from Guardians of the Galaxy of Ronan the Accuser, a fanatical member of the alien race the Kree. Djimon Hounsou, will also starred in Guardians of the Galaxy, will be reprising the role of Korath the Pursuer, a mercenary who works with Ronan.
Production has begun on the feature film, with Marvel Studios tweeting a photo of Brie Larson with Brigadier General Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing Commander, on a recent trip to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada to research her character. The film will be shot in Fresno, California as well as Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana.
The film is being directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, working on the most recent script was penned by Geneva Robertson-Dworet. The trio will be joining a cast that includes Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law and Lashana Lynch.
Captain Marvel is scheduled for cinematic release on the 8th March 2019.