Rogue One star Ben Mendelsohn in talks for villain in Captain Marvel
Ben Mendohlsen, star of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Bloodline, is in talks to play the villain in Captain Marvel.
Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson will take the role of Captain Marvel, which is the story of Carol Danvers, an air force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident. The resulting alteration imbues her with the superpowers of strength, energy project and flight.
According to Variety, the role Mendohlsen is likely to take is the leader of the Skrulls, a race of alien shapeshifters hellbent on destroying Earth.
Guardians Of The Galaxy's Nicole Perlman and Inside Out's Meg LeFauve have written the script for the movie, while Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the pair who have worked together on films such as Sugar and Mississippi Grind, will direct.
Captain Marvel is due for release on March 8th in 2019.