Less than a day after it was announced DeWanda Wise had left Captain Marvel because of scheduling conflicts, Marvel Studios already may have her replacement.
According The Hollywood Reporter, Still Star-Crossed actress Lashana Lynch is in final negotiations to succeed Wise in a role widely believed to be that of Monica Rambeau, aka Spectrum.
DeWanda exited the upcoming Marvel film due to scheduling issues, as the production would interfere with her lead role in the second season of Netflix's She's Gotta Have It.
Starring Academy Award winner Brie Larson as Air Force pilot turned superhero Carol Danvers, Captain Marvel is set in the 1990s, enabling the film to explore a period of the Marvel Cinematic Universe well before Nick Fury met Tony Stark in 2008's Iron Man.
“You know, we first met Nick when he told Tony, ‘You’re part of a big universe. You just don’t know yet,'” Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige recently said. “Well, we want to go back to a time when he didn’t know it yet, and really showcase and announce that Carol Danvers was that first hero that Nick came across. That meant she could be the singular hero, but place it within timing of the MCU.”
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as Walter Lawson/Mar-Vell and Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva. The film is targeted for release on March 8, 2019,