Quadruple Oscar nominee and toast of the independent festival circuit Annette Bening is joining March 2019’s superhero movie “Captain Marvel” as the main character’s mother.
Annette Bening is stepping into superhero franchise movies with a role in “Captain Marvel,” according to The Wrap.
Brie Larson, who herself received an Oscar for her performance in “Room” before co-starring in monster movie “Kong: Skull Island,” plays Carol Danvers, also known as Captain Marvel.
Lee Pace and Djimon Hounsou reprise their roles from another Marvel Cinematic Universe series, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” MCU mainstay Samuel L. Jackson is also present in the ’90s-set movie, and Gemma Chan of “Crazy Rich Asians,” “Transformers: The Last Knight” and TV show “Humans” has also been cast.
Bening’s Oscar nominations came for “The Grifters,” “American Beauty,” “Being Julia” and “The Kids Are All Right,” the latter two having brought her Golden Globe wins.
She can currently be seen in “The Seagull,” an adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s play, opposite Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) and Saoirse Ronan (“Lady Bird,”) and will play the Governor of Louisiana, Kathleen Blanco, in “American Crime Story: Katrina.”