But who which Marvel villain will Zawe Ashton play?
Okay so, after the billion-dollar box office-breaking success of Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson as the MCU’s ‘most powerful superhero‘ in 2019 fans have been anticipating its follow-up. Pre-production has started on Captain Marvel 2 but as is true to Marvel & Disney form we don’t know much else. Except! It was revealed last week that British actress Zawe Ashton is set to play the villain.
Speculation about which Captain Marvel antagonist Ashton could play are as follows:
- Moonstone – in the comics is one of Captain Marvel’s biggest rivals
- Veranke – the Skrull Queen, apparently she was the mastermind behind an operation to take over earth by infiltrating Earth’s defence team.
- Deathbird – In the comics, she was exiled from the Shi’ar Empire after killing her mother and sister so came to earth, and came face to face with Captain Marvel.
We shall see …
It’s also been confirmed that the sequel will be released in November 2022. Teyonah Parris. (Chiraq; Survivor’s Remorse) will star as Monica Rambeau the adult daughter of the late Maria Rambeau Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers’ best friend who was played by our very own Lashana Lynch in Captain Marvel. Parris as Monica has been introduced to us via Disney+’s new original series WandaVision.
Captain Marvel 2 has been written by Megan McDonnell (story editor on WandaVision) and African American director of the new Candyman reboot Nia DaCosta will direct this sequel.
Ashton was most recently seen in Netflix’s Velvet Buzzsaw opposite Jake Gyllenhaal. She first caught our attention in the Chanel 4 comedy series Fresh Meat and is also a critically acclaimed screenwriter, director, and filmmaker.