Riding a monumental wave between the success of Black Panther and the upcoming release of Avengers: Infinity War, it only made sense that Marvel would extend the excitement by dropping news about the long-awaited MCU prequel Captain Marvel. Over the weekend, they announced that Lashana Lynch would be joining the female-led standalone movie, set for release on March 8, 2019.
Lynch is replacing DeWanda Wise, who is out due to scheduling conflicts with her breakout role on the Netlix series She's Gotta Have It. Wise was rumored for the role of Monica Rambeau, who is no small character in the Marvel universe—in fact, she was the first Captain Marvel—so fans want the studio to get this one right. It's a lot of potential pressure for Lynch as well, who has not appeared in many films up to this point. The ensuing Twitter chatter was, who is this new actress possibly stepping into such a beloved role?
Not much info is out there about Lashana Lynch, a 30-year-old British actor who will star alongside Brie Larson as the titular hero, Jude Law as Walter Lawson, and Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury. But here's everything we could find: