According to “Deadline”, ‘Captain Marvel 2’ found a villain in Zawe Ashton. The website doesn’t say which role she is playing but indicates that she will be the main antagonist of Brie Larson’s role.
In ‘Captain Marvel‘, released in 2019, Brie Larson stars as Carol Danvers, a human that gets involved in a battle between two alien races, the Krees and the Skrulls. Danvers gets her powers after an explosion involving technology from an infinity stone and becomes the powerful Captain Marvel.
- ‘Captain Marvel 2’: Release date
- ‘Captain Marvel 2’: Cast news
- Zawe Ashton as Moonstone
‘Captain Marvel 2’: Release date
The movie was supposed to be released on July 8, 2022, after Disney changed the release dates for Marvel Phase 4, and postponed the first release of this phase which is ‘Black Widow’ to November 22, 2022.
And with Nia DaCosta, ‘Candyman’s’ director, joining the marvel team, she brought news with her too. Besides being the new director responsible for ‘Captain Marvel 2’, she also said that the movie is supposed to be released on November 22, 2022.
Kevin Feige gave these updates on the movie but nothing related to the plot and which MCU storyline they will follow in the sequence.
‘Captain Marvel 2’: Cast news
It is confirmed that Zawe Ashton will be Brie Larson’s main villain in ‘Captain Marvel 2’. Even though her character hasn’t been announced yet, there are a few more cast members that were confirmed in ‘Captain Marvel 2’. Together with Larson, we will have Iman Villani playing her role as Ms. Marvel, which will have her own series on Disney Plus, and Teyonha Parris as Monica Rambeau from ‘WandaVision‘.
There are also rumours that Lashana Lynch will be in the sequel as Maria Rambeau, but she hasn’t gone out yet with an official statement and there is an issue with the timeline. The sequel happens 20 years after the last time she appeared on screen, so maybe Disney will have to recast someone else for Maria’s role.
Zawe Ashton as Moonstone
Moonstone is definitely being considered for the antagonist in ‘Captain Marvel 2’. Karla Sofen, aka Moonstone, is one of Captain Marvel’s archrivals in the comics. She had a career as a psychiatrist before turning into the evil side with Doctor Faustus. She got her powers by manipulating a Kree gravity stone that belonged to Lloyd Boch, the original Moonstone. She joined many groups that recurrently fought against Carol. She joined Baron Zemo’s Masters of Evil, the Thunderbolts, and Norman Osborn’s Dark Avengers.
Moonstone is the perfect antagonist for Danvers because she has, just like Carol, an incredible and devastating power, and can challenge her, especially on the mental side. Since she was a psychiatrist, in the comics she used to enter Carol’s head much easier than other villains, which made her a levelled opponent to Carol.
She also has a deep connection to the Kree, which fits perfectly in the MCU’s story. Moonstone would be a great weapon by the Krees to defeat Carol Danvers.
Which one of the characters would be a great fit for Ashton, ‘Captain Marvel 2’, and the MCU? Let us know in the comments section below!