Annette Bening Joins ‘Captain Marvel’

Annette Bening has joined the cast of “Captain Marvel,” sources tell Variety.

Bening will most likely play the superhero’s mom in the film.

Brie Larson stars in the titular role, with Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn, and Gemma Chan also on board.

“Half Nelson” helmers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are directing, while Kevin Feige is producing the Marvel pic.

Geneva Robertson-Dworet wrote the most recent script, with “Inside Out” scribe Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman penning previous drafts. The tentpole follows Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident. The resulting alteration imbues her with the superpowers of strength, energy projection, and flight.

Brie Larson stars in the titular role, alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, Mckenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law. Set in the 1990s, the story follows Danvers as she becomes Captain Marvel after the Earth is caught in the center of an intergalactic conflict between two alien worlds.

Captain Marvel is scheduled to be released in the United States on March 8, 2019, in IMAX and 3D.