British actress Zawie Ashton ( Velvet Chainsaw ) will play the villainess in the sequel to Captain Marvel, Deadline reports.
Marvel and Disney have not yet commented on the appointment. Who exactly Ashton will embody is not disclosed. The second part will be directed by Naya DaCosta ( Candyman ). Brie Larson will return to the role of Carol Danvers.
The first Captain Marvel was released in the spring of 2019 and managed to earn over a billion dollars at the worldwide box office. The sequel is scheduled for release on November 10, 2022.
Ashton is best known as a stage actress – she recently made her Broadway debut in Betrayal opposite Tom Hiddleston. She also starred in Tom Ford’s thriller Under Cover of Night and in the film In the Arms of Lies opposite Isabelle Huppert.