Time to take a break from the Avengers: Infinity War insanity. This week, we have a couple of casting updates for two upcoming Marvel-based films.
According to Deadline, actress Sope Aluko joined the cast of Sony’s Venom movie, which wrapped production a couple months ago. No word on who she’s playing. Aluko plays Shaman, a guardian of the Heart-Shaped Herb, in Black Panther. However, with Venom expected to take place in its own world without ties to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we can assume she’s playing someone else here.
Meanwhile, Captain Marvel is undergoing a casting shakeup, with DeWanda Wise exiting due to scheduling conflicts. Fortunately, Marvel has already found a replacement. According to The Hollywood Reporter, actress Lashana Lynch is in final talks to join the cast. Lynch is best known for starring in ABC’s Still Star-Crossed series.
Stay tuned for more as we have it. Venom hits theaters on October 5th, while Captain Marvel arrives on March 8th, 2019.
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