Villain of Captain Marvel 2 Has Been Cast (and It’s Not Carol Danvers)

As pre-production ramps up on Captain Marvel 2, Brie Larson looks to have found her next co-star she will square off against.

Sources have told tell Deadline that Velvet Buzzsaw‘s Zawe Ashton has been set as the villain in the next installment in the Marvel franchise. Nia DaCosta, who directed the anticipated reboot of Candyman, has been tapped as director on the film.


Disney and Marvel Studios had no comment.

Megan McDonnell, a story editor on the Marvel-based series WandaVision, penned the script for the Captain Marvel sequel, with Ms. Marvel star Iman Vellani and Teyonah Parris also on board to star. While the exact character is unknown, sources do say Ashton will be the main villain, though as we know with all Marvel films, there is always a chance another antagonist may remain hidden till the very end of the film.

Captain Marvel 2 is set to bow on November 11, 2022.

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