Lashana Lynch replacing DeWanda Wise in Captain Marvel as Grudge reboot scares up John Cho

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Mar 17, 2018

Next year's Captain Marvel solo film has endured a casting shake-up as Lashana Lynch is set to replace DeWanda Wise, writes The Hollywood Reporter. Wise was cast in an unspecified role back in January, but was forced to exit due to scheduling conflicts on the second season of Netflix's Spike Lee-created She's Gotta Have It. Having premiered last November, the series is a modern remake of Lee's 1986 movie of the same name, which tells the story of a woman and her three lovers. On the show, Wise plays the main role of Nola Darling. 

Lynch is a 30-year-old British actress from London, known for her film debut in Fast Girls alongside Lily James (Baby Driver, Darkest Hour). She also recently had a main role as Rosaline Capulet on ABC's period drama Still Star-Crossed (based on the book by Melinda Taub), which served as a sort of sequel to the story of Romeo and Juliet but was canceled after just one season. Written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Captain Marvel focuses on Air Force pilot Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), whose DNA becomes mixed with that of the alien race known as the Kree; Ronan, the villain from the first Guardians of the Galaxy, is a member of the Kree. It is currently being directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, with a release date set for March 8, 2019. 

Meanwhile, in the land of Hollywood horror, John Cho (Lt. Hikaru Sulu in the new Star Trek movies) has joined the Grudge reboot, writes an exclusive report from Variety. This news comes on the heels of the announcement that Mexican actor Demián Bichir (The Nun) will also join the Sam Raimi-produced film. While not much is known about the project at this time, it is certain that Nicolas Pesce (The Eyes of My Mother) will write and direct, while Andrea Riseborough is set to play a detective/single mother.