Well, that was fast! Shortly after it was revealed that Jude Law was in negotiations to take on a lead role opposite Brie Larson in Captain Marvel, Variety updated their post revealing who he will be playing!
In the original report, they said not much was known about who he would be playing. Now they are saying that he will play Doctor Walter Lawson, a.k.a. Mar-Vell! He becomes a mentor of sorts to Danvers is learning about her new crazy powers. This confirms previous rumors that we reported on in the past. It makes sense that Captain Mar-Vell would be in the film because In the comics, Danvers is saved by Mar-Vell after a Kree machine explodes and exposes her to Kree radiation. In the process, Danvers is infused with Mar-Vell's superhuman powers. Here's what the previous report said:
Though we don’t know if we’ll be seeing him on Earth as Dr. Lawson, we are told to expect to see a version of the Psyche-Magnitron accident from the comics and that accident will be responsible for altering her DNA and giving her powers. Furthermore, we are told that her unique half-Kree/half-human DNA will be used to explain why she hasn’t appeared to age since her disappearance, meaning they won’t need to age/de-age Brie Larson. Just like Thor and the Asgardians before her, Carol won’t necessarily age in the MCU.
The report also added that early drafts of the script "include references to her functioning as Ms. Marvel and that there will be a version of her early Ms. Marvel costume seen onscreen."
Lots of cool stuff to look forward to! I love that Captain Marvel is going to include Mar-vell! Law is going to be great in the role!
The movie is set to be released on March 8, 2019.