Samuel L. Jackson and Clark Gregg to be de-aged for key roles in Captain Marvel
Samuel L. Jackson and Clark Gregg are confirmed to take key roles in Captain Marvel, but both will undergo digital de-ageing.
The film has just finished production, but Kevin Feige has revealed that there is still a lot of work to be done in post-production, especially on Jackson and Gregg, who will play much younger versions of their characters Nick Fury and Phil Coulson, to go with the movie's 1990s setting.
Speaking to Slashfilm, Feige revealed that both Jackson and Gregg will be de-aged for the duration of the film.
He said: "Sam Jackson is shooting a movie for us right now that takes, where he’s entirely 25 years younger the whole movie. And Coulson. So that’ll be the first one where it’s a character for the whole movie, as opposed to a glimpse at a certain period of time. It’s the whole movie."
Brie Larson takes 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.
Jude Law will play Doctor Walter Lawson, also known as Mar-Vell, who becomes a mentor of sorts to Danvers as she tries to figure out her new powers.
Ben Mendohlsen, star of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Bloodline, will play the movie's villain, 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.