Following news that four-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening has joined the cast of Captain Marvel, a new report indicates that she will play Carol Danvers' mother.
Initially, Bening was said to be playing a scientist. With this latest rumor, then, it seems the Marvel Cinematic Universe is making tweaks to the character, known as Marie Danvers in the comics. Likewise, Marvel Studios has also changed up the origin of Brie Larson's character, with Danvers now painted as a U.S. Air Force pilot whose DNA fuses with that of an alien in a life-changing experience.
True news: Annette Bening joining CAPT MARVEL; being told she would be playing Danvers' mother— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) May 9, 2018
This leads to her becoming a superhero, thrusting her into the middle of an intergalactic conflict with the Kree and Skrulls. Coincidentally, Danvers' story will then continue in Avengers 4 -- something the MCU already teased in the post-credits of Avengers: Infinity War.
Already filming in Los Angeles, Bening will join the 1990s-based Captain Marvel, which also includes Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as Mar-Vell, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, and Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch, Algenis Perez Soto and McKenna Grace in as-yet-undisclosed roles.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck from a script they wrote with Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch, Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Captain Marvel arrives March 8, 2019.