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