Four-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening has joined the cast of Marvel's Captain Marvel.
Although details of her role remain under wraps, The Hollywood Reporter contends Bening will play a scientist in the 2019 film.
Already filming in Los Angeles, the 1990s-set Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, a U.S. Air Force pilot whose an Air Force whose DNA fuses with that of an alien, and she's thrust into the middle of an intergalactic conflict. Marvel Studios teased a connection to the film in the post-credits scene of the blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War.
Bening joins a cast that 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.
Bening, who received Oscar nominations for her roles in The Grifters, American Beauty, Being Julia and The Kids Are All Right, will next be seen in the drama The Seagull.
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.