‘Captain Marvel 2’ casts ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ actress Zawe Ashton to play villain

Will he be a memorable villain or a Malekith / Kaecilius type?

Zawe Ashton in Velvet Buzzsaw

Captain Marvel 2 has found his villain, or at least, they have announced the actress who plays that villain. Deadline reports that Marvel has hired Velvet circular saw actor Zawe ashton to play the unspecified role of the film’s antagonist. Who that antagonist will be remains a mystery, and of course Marvel has a spotty track record with some of its villains. For one thing, it doesn’t make much sense to spend a lot of time on details for an antagonist who will be sent out over the course of a single movie. On the other hand, a strong villain has been a huge boon to some of Marvel’s best movies. Killmonger was only around for one movie, but he made quite an impression.

Plot details are practically non-existent in Captain Marvel 2, but we know that in addition to Brie larson Returning as the eponymous superhero, she will be joined by Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) from WandaVision as well as Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) from the upcoming Disney + series Mrs. Marvel.

Megan McDonnell, a story editor for WandaVision, is working on the script while Our DaCosta, who directed the excellent Little woods and the next reboot of The candy man, is set to direct the movie.

For those who have not seen Velvet circular saw (it’s pretty cool, and it’s on Netflix), Ashton had a memorable turn as an ambitious art dealer coming across some cursed artwork, and I’m eager to see what he does with his role in Captain Marvel 2. I’m going to trust that McDonnell and DaCosta have created a role that clears the Malekith / Kaecilius line.

Captain Marvel 2 It will be out on November 11, 2022.


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