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DeWanda Wise in She’s Gotta Have It

Before Avengers 4 wraps up both the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase Three, the comic book franchise will take a trip back to the 1990s for Captain Marvel. Although Brie Larson was announced to play Carol Danvers back at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con, it's only been over the last half year that we've heard who will be making up Captain Marvel's supporting cast. The latest name to be thrown into the mix is She's Gotta Have It star DeWanda Wise.

According to THR, DeWanda Wise has joined Captain Marvel in a supporting role, though no details about her character were revealed. DeWanda Wise is currently best known for starring on the Netflix series She's Gotta Have It (based on Spike Lee's 1986 film of the same name), and her other credits include starring on the Fox event series Shots Fired and recurring on the short-lived WGN series Underground.

Monica Rambeau comics

Although we currently don't have any information to work off of regarding who DeWanda Wise is playing in Captain Marvel, given that the actress will have an important presence rather than just be a minor player, I suspect that she will be playing Monica Rambeau in the movie. Introduced to the comics in 1982's The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16, Monica was exposed to extra dimensional energy while she was serving in the New Orleans Harbor Patrol, and now being able to transform herself into any kind of energy, she took on the Captain Marvel mantle. Monica has also gone by the codenames Photon, Pulsar and Spectrum over the years, and has been a key member on several Avengers teams. Monica is also close friends with Carol Danvers, so if she does show up in the Captain Marvel movie, while there's no guarantee that we would see her also gain superpowers, ideally she would also have the same kind of relationship with the eponymous protagonist.

Along with DeWanda Wise and Brie Larson, Captain Marvel's confirmed main cast also includes Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn as the main antagonist (possibly Yon-Rogg). Jude Law was also reported to be in negotiations to play Dr. Walter Lawson, better known as Mar-Vell. Captain Marvel will see Carol Danvers obtaining her special abilities and battling the shapeshifting Skrulls a little over a decade before the modern day MCU kicked off with Iron Man. While we don't know yet how Captain Marvel will play out, Larson is already confirmed to reprise Carol in Avengers 4 a few months later.

Captain Marvel flies into theaters on March 6, 2019. Be sure to check out our Marvel movies guide to see what else the MCU has in development, and for movies coming over the course of this year, you can find release date information in our 2018 premiere guide.