Earlier this week, a new image from Captain Marvel surfaced and it featured Brie Larson and Jude Law. The actors are shown grasping hands as they look into each other's eyes. This automatically brought up speculation as to who exactly Law is playing. However, on the official site for the upcoming movie, a caption reveals the actor's true identity in the storyline, which was more than likely not done on purpose. Law and the studio have neither confirmed nor denied who he is playing in Captain Marvel.

The latest image from Captain Marvel appears to be from the same scene as the shot that was released earlier this week. Except the new one has an official caption that reveals Jude Law to be Mar-Vell, the leader of Starforce. Now it's finally official after all of this waiting and misdirection. A previous toy leak revealed that Law was playing Yon-Rogg, who is an adversary to Carol Danvers, but that leak must have been wrong, since this new information is coming directly from the source.

Jude Law's casting as Mar-Vell has always made the most sense, and it's who he was rumored to be playing when it was revealed that he was in talks with Marvel Studios for a role in Captain Marvel. The actor has played coy when asked about the situation, but it appears that those initial rumors have proven to be true. From previous information, it is believed that Mar-Vell will serve as a mentor to Danvers, possibly after having his powers transferred from him to her. That's all speculation at this point, but Law has indicated that he might be the one helping Carol with her new-found powers.

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It has been confirmed that Captain Marvel will begin with Carol Danvers already in possession of her powers. However, she will grow in the movie to harness them, according to Jude Law. Danvers will need to learn about her new abilities to prevent her from going off and becoming a hothead, snapping at any moment. Mar-Vell will reportedly be the one that teaches her how to harness the greatest power that has ever been shown in a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has revealed that we won't be watching a traditional origin story when the movie hits theaters early next year.

Now that we've see two full-length trailers and a few TV spots for Captain Marvel, the hype is starting to get even bigger. The Carol Danvers standalone movie hits theaters in March, which is just a little over a month away from the release of Avengers: Endgame. MCU fans are hoping that the Danvers' story will shed some more light on how she fits into the MCU and ultimately how she will come into play with the upcoming Avengers movie. You can check out both of the latest Captain Marvel images below, starting with the one that announced the Mar-Vell news from Disney.

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