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Ben in talks for ‘Captain Marvel’ villain; new ‘Darkest Hour’ poster

Variety published an exclusive that Ben Mendelsohn was being eyed for the villain role in Marvel’s ‘Captain Marvel’ starring Brie Larson. Ben would play the antagonist of the film, who would be the leader of the Skrulls. The film is being directed by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, who directed Ben in 2015’s ‘Mississippi Grind’.

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At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Feige announced that the superhero film will be set in the ’90s, before the Avengers ever thought of assembling, and Samuel L. Jackson is expected to reprise his role as Nick Fury.

The pic is expected to bow on March 8, 2019.

Fleck and Boden had Mendelsohn in mind when they first started plotting the story and once the two sides were able to meet, Mendelsohn quickly agreed to pursue the role.

Mendelsohn has been slowly becoming a go-to villain in Hollywood following his role in “Star Wars” standalone film “Rogue One” and the upcoming “Robin Hood: Origins,” where he portrays the Sheriff of Nottingham. Mendelsohn has also shined on TV, winning an Emmy for playing the black sheep of the family on Netflix’s “Bloodline.”

Mendelsohn can be seen next in Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One.”

Empire released new character posters for ‘Darkest Hour’ and here is Ben as King George VI:

‘Darkest Hour’ arrives in cinemas November 22nd.

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