First Dumbledore and now the Marvel franchise - seems Jude Law's smashing his way through the world's leading cult favourites.

Following his turn as the young Hogwarts professor in Fantastic Beasts, the British actor is now in negotiations with Marvel and Disney for the male lead in Captain Marvel, Variety reports.

The latest Marvel flick will follow Carol Danvers, played by Brie Larson, an Air Force pilot whose DNA becomes accidentally fused with an alien's, leading to super powers of strength, energy protection and flight.

Captain Marvel

Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel. Credit: Marvel

Law will be playing Doctor Lawson, a.k.a Mar-Vell, who mentors Danvers through the absolute mindfuckery of your DNA getting an extra-terrestrial twist.

The Twitter world seems more than happy, with many noting that Law's addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe means we'll now have two Sherlocks and Watsons. In other words, cult worlds are falling in on themselves, and it is bloody fantastic.



Other actors already confirmed for the film also include Ben Mendelsohn, who will play a villain. Samuel L. Jackson's also on board, reprising his role as Nick Fury from The Avengers.

Directed by Half Nelson's Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck and produced by Kevin Feige, the most recent script comes from Geneva Robertson-Dworet - who previously worked on the Alicia Wikander-starring Tomb Raider. Previous drafts have been penned by Inside Out writer Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman.

Nick Fury

Samuel L. Jackson will reprise his role as Nick Fury. Credit: The Avengers / Walt Disney / Marvel

We also know that the film will be set in the 90s (Nick Fury in a bum bag anyone?!) which should promise a good retro twist.

You'll have to be patient on this one, as the film isn't expected to be out until March 2019.

Law's also just wrapped shooting Woody Allen's new movie, which also stars Elle Fanning, and is about to start shooting spy thriller The Rhythm Section opposite Blake Lively. He's also still attached to star in a third Sherlock Holmes film that Warner Bros. is currently developing. Busy guy.

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Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist at LADbible. Jess graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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