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Published On: Mon, Mar 28th, 2016

Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Rudd confirmed for Marvel’s ‘Captain Marvel’

The Captain Marvel cast is much more interestng after Benedict Cumberbatch joined to play the role of Doctor Strange in the first female-led Marvel superhero film since Elektra in 2005. Cumberbatch will join fellow Marvel stars Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman with appearances in the new film.

Ronda Rousey as Captain Marvel fan artCaptain Marvel will arrive in 2019 centering around a female with powers gained after her human genes fused with those of a Kree, an alien race recently featured in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

Captain Marvel’s real name will be Carol Danvers, a U.S. Air Force soldier exposed to an explosion of a device created by the Kree, which results in her mutated genes. She becomes strong, is able to fly, and gains precognitive abilities, and she is also able to absorb and project energy.

The character of Captain Marvel is one of the very first superhero characters in the Marvel cinematic universe. It was first created by Gerry Conway in 1977, and later by Chris Claremont. Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers’ role in the upcoming film is yet to be filled and the search continues.

In 2015, Marvel Exec Kevin Feige stated that “There won’t be any announcements about that this year. I think right now we’re scripting the film, figuring out who we want Carol Danvers to be, and really what the structure of the movie will be and what her part will be in some of our other Phase 3 films. And it would be next year that we start to really think about casting.”

A few names have been floated for consideration including Emily Blunt, (Into the Woods, Edge of Tomorrow, and The Huntsman: Winter’s War), Natalie Dormer, (Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 & 2, and Captain America: The First Avenger), and Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road, Prometheus, and Hancock), among others.

Captain Marvel will be released on March 8, 2019

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