Yesterday, The Illuminerdi broke the exclusive that there were 2 new roles headed for Captain Marvel 2. Marvel was reportedly looking to fill one of the roles with Zawe Ashton. Now, Deadline was able to confirm the Illuminerdi’s exclusive and provide additional details regarding her role. It seems that Ashton will be co-starring as the antagonist opposite to Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers. She will be joining the likes of Teyonah Parris, who plays Monica Rambeau in the MCU, and Iman Vellani, who will be taking up the role of Ms. Marvel. The film will be directed by Nia DaCosta.
Now, who exactly Ashton will portray in this film remains to be seen. However, there certainly is a great interest to see what her character might be and how this film will connect and play out in the upcoming Phase 4 of the MCU. Given that this film is already set to have 3 powerful heroes, all of which have handled the “Marvel” mantle in the comics, I would not be surprised to see Ashton portray one of Captain Marvel’s greatest adversaries in the comics, Karla Sofen aka Moonstone. As I mentioned previously if your film is going to have 3 characters that have handled the “Marvel” mantle, why not introduce a villain who also posed with the Marvel mantle.
Captain Marvel 2 is set to premiere in theaters November 11, 2022.