The actor spoke with EW revealing some behind the scenes news about how he got lured into the Marvel universe. He went on to reveal that the most helpful piece of advice came from the godfather of the Marvel Cinematic Universe himself, Robert Downey Jr.
Here’s what Law had to say:
“He [RDJ] talked a little bit about how [making a Marvel movie is like] fitting this one piece into a bigger picture that someone else has got their eyes on, and giving yourself over to that. It’s not about trying to understand everything. Just do your piece.”
That does sound like a good piece of advise but it’s fascinating how it lured a classically trained actor like Jude Law into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s certain that Marvel has changed the business of cinema over the years with their incredible ten year journey and has somehow forced filmmakers to produce good movies with the perfect casting decisions.
As Downey suggests, actors cannot take an MCU film like a traditional performance because of the nature of the universe and the amount of secrecy that needs to be maintained. The franchise sees actor returning to act in and out of scenes without truly understanding how they will actually fit into the larger narrative of the film franchise.
Law will play Mar-vell in the film. Mar-vell was the first Captain Marvel who passed on the mantle to Carol Danvers. However, he even suggested that his character may not be as notable as the comic’s counter part.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Mckenna Grace, Jude Law, Gemma Chan, Ben Mendelsohn, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Kazinsky, Lashana Lynch, Colin Ford, Kenneth Mitchell, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg, Lee Pace, Djimon Hounsou, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, Ana Ayora, and Chuku Modu.
The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Captain Marvel will hit theaters on March 8th, 2019.