Mckenna Grace Is Playing A Younger ‘Captain Marvel’, Ana Ayora Also Joins The Cast

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Mckenna Grace’s role in Marvel Studios’ ‘Captain Marvel’ has been revealed and it’s a pretty major one.  She is playing the title character, Carol Danvers, as a girl.  Of course, Brie Larson is playing Danvers as an adult.  Grace is expected to share most of her scenes with Kenneth Mitchell, who is playing her father, Joseph Danvers.  In addition, Ana Ayora has joined the cast in an undisclosed role.

Even at her young age, Grace has an extensive resumé.  She played a young Tonya Harding in the Academy Award-nominated film ‘I, Tonya’.  She also played young Emma Swann on ‘Once Upon A Time’.  She has also acted on the TV shows ‘The Young and the Restless’, ‘CSI: Cyber’, ‘Fuller House’ and ‘Designated Survivor’ and in the movies ‘Ready Player One’, ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ and ‘Amityville: The Awakening’.

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Ana Ayora’s ‘Captain Marvel’ role is unknown, but her experience includes the series ‘Chop Shop’ and ‘Banshee’ plus appearances on ‘MacGyver’, ‘Major Crimes’ and ‘Castle’.  She was also seen in the movies ‘Marley & Me’, ‘Phoenix Falling’, ‘The Big Wedding’ and ‘Ride Along 2’.

‘Captain Marvel’ is currently shooting in the Los Angeles area, but will change locations to New Orleans this summer.  The film is being directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.  In addition to Larson, Grace, Mitchell and Ayora, the cast includes Jude Law as Walter Lawson/Mar-Vell, Ben Mendelsohn as Yon-Rog, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer and Annette Bening as Carol’s mother.  Also appearing are Colin Ford, Robert Kazinsky, Vik Sahay, Rune Temte, Lashana Lynch and Algenis Perez Soto.

‘Captain Marvel’ is due in theaters on March 16, 2019.  Carol Danvers will also be back in ‘Avengers 4’ on May 5, 2019.

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Jason’s earliest memory is of watching ‘Batman,’ followed shortly by a memory of playing Batman & Robin with a friend, which entailed running outside in just their underwear and towels as capes. When adults told them they couldn’t run around outside in their underwear, both boys promptly whipped theirs off and ran around in just capes. Jason’s father gamely agreed to read him comic books as bedtime stories instead of ‘Snow White.’ (Super Friends being his favorite.) Jason saw all of the original Star Wars movies (and Indiana Jones and Superman and Star Trek…) in the theaters. Yes, he is old. And grew up in the most GEEKTASTIC decade ever, the 80s, devouring a steady diet of GI Joe, Transformers, Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power and (best of all) Jem! (It totally counts as sci fi! They had a sentient computer that projected holograms!) Jason has studied literature, journalism, film history and has a degree in creative writing (and a minor in psychology) from the University of South Alabama. He has worked as a technical writer and proofreader. These days, most of his creative energy goes into his blog and writing for this site! He lives with the cutest puppies ever.

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