Ben Mendelsohn In Talks To Play Villain Role In “Captain Marvel”

By Creative Media Times

Mendelsohn as Director Krennic in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Lucasfilm Ltd.

It looks like production of Captain Marvel is starting to develop. Australian actor Paul Benjamin Mendelsohn is said to be in negotiations for the main villain role in Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel, Variety reports.

The exact identity of the villain character that he will be playing has not been revealed, although Marvel Studios head Kevin Fiege mentioned at this summer’s San Diego Comic-Con that the movie’s villains will be the The Skrulls.

The actor is recently in plenty of high profile projects, including last year’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story where he played Orson Krennic, the director of advanced weapons research for the imperial military, in later this year’s Darkest Hour as King George VI, and next year’s Steven Spielberg directed Ready Player One as Nolan Sorrento.

Last year, it was announced that Brie Larson will be playing Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, the very first ever female-centric superhero movie in Marvel Cinematic Universe. Danvers is a skilled test pilot whose DNA is melded with that of an alien after an accident. Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury is also set to appear in the film.

Produced by Kevin Feige and to be directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind and Half-Nelson), Captain Marvel is set to be released on March 8, 2019.