Deadline has reported that actress Zawe Ashton has just been cast in the upcoming Marvel film Captain Marvel 2.
Ashton will be starring alongside Brie Larson as the yet-unnamed villain. She is known for her work in several television shows and films. Most recently, she played the character of Josephina in 2019’s horror-comedy Velvet Buzzsaw, directed by Dan Gilroy. She also has done extensive theatre work, recently starring alongside Tom Hiddleston in the Broadway revival of Betrayal.
Captain Marvel 2 will be directed by Nia DaCosta of Candyman, with a script written by Megan McDonnell, who was a story-editor for the hit show WandaVision. The film will serve as a sequel to the 2019 hit. with Brie Larson returning to her role as the titular character. However, the setting will move from the 1990s to the present day.
Captain Marvel 2 will be filmed in the UK, though the production start date is unknown at this point. The film is scheduled to hit theaters on November 11, 2022.