Deadline is exclusively reporting that Zawe Ashton has signed up to join the cast of Marvel Studios upcoming film Captain Marvel 2, and will be playing the main villain.
The first film, released in March 2019, focused on Vers on the Kree planet of Hala, who’s suffering from recurring nightmares of a potential past life as well as being caught in the middle of a galactic war between the Kree and the Skrulls. Then, Vers learned that she’s Carol Danvers, a U.S Air Force pilot that was presumed dead in 1989 while testing an experimental light-speed engine designed by Dr. Wendy Lawson.
The report states that it doesn’t know who Zawe Ashton (whose credits include Velvet Buzzsaw and Nocturnal Animals) will be exactly playing in the film other than she will be the main villain.
The upcoming sequel is being directed by Nia DaCosta, with Megan McDonnell writing the script. Zawe Ashton will join a cast that includes Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris and Iman Vellani.
Captain Marvel 2 is scheduled for cinematic release on 11th November 2022.