A couple of days ago, The Illuninerdi reported that Zawe Ashton was in consideration for a role in Captain Marvel 2. They described the role as a “strong African-American” that will be a “prominent part of the movie.” They went to reveal that Ashton, who has been in the running for multiple Marvel roles previously, was the studios’ main candidate.
Deadline has now confirmed that Zawe Ashton has been cast for the upcoming sequel. According to their story, Ashton’s exact character in Captain Marvel 2 is currently unknown, although sources have stated that she will be the “main villain” in the film.
Zawe Ashton’s credits include her breakout role in the TV series Fresh Meat, Netflix’s Velvet Buzzsaw, Nocturnal Animals and Greta. She has also appeared alongside Tom Hiddleston in the Broadway play Betrayal.
Ashton will appear alongside the returning Brie Larson. Also confirmed to appear in the film are Teyonah Parris’ Monica Rambeau and Iman Vellani’s Ms. Marvel. Candyman director Nia DaCosta has been tapped to direct the film.
Captain Marvel 2 is currently expected to release on November 11th, 2022.