DeWanda Wise, star of Spike Lee's 2017 Netflix update on his 1986 debut film She's Gotta Have It, is joining Brie Larson in the forthcoming Captain Marvel. The film will be the Marvel Cinematic Universe's 21st, yet somehow the first one to center on a female hero. (No. 20, Ant-Man and the Wasp, will have Evangeline Lilly as a co-headliner.)
Wise has been added in a co-starring role, Deadline reports. Specifics of Wise's part have not yet been announced. Other previously confirmed Captain Marvel stars include Jude Law, Samuel L. Jackson, and Ben Mendelsohn. Set for a March 2019 release, the film will be directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.
"It's true," Wise said on Instagram. "On my way to join the Marvel Universe. Thank you for the beautiful outpouring of yaaaaasssssedness. Been holding this secret for a moment, and I STILL can't believe it. I promise you there isn't a single ounce of pessimism left in my body." Captain Marvel will mark Wise's first major film role. Prior to She's Gotta Have It, Wise starred in the series Shots Fired and Underground.
Lee's She's Gotta Have It was renewed earlier this month for a second season. The renewal, which extends the series for at least eight more episodes, was announced via an Instagram video:
Wise stars as Nola Darling and is accompanied by Lyriq Bent, Anthony Ramos, and Cleo Anthony in the half-hour update of Lee's breakout hit. Lee directed all 10 episodes of season 1, which dropped on Netflix back in November. Binge it now if you stupidly skipped it last year.