Jude Law is in talks to star as the male lead in 'Captain Marvel'.

The 'Sherlock Holmes' actor is said to be in negotiations about taking on a major part in the hotly-anticipated Marvel movie, in which Brie Larson has been cast as the titular character, Carol Danvers.

According to Variety, Law is discussing the possibility of taking on the huge part, but Marvel didn't comment on the speculation.

Ben Mendelsohn is set to play the villain in the motion picture, and Samuel L. Jackson is expected to reprise his role as Nick Fury.

He played the part in six movies, including 'Avengers: Age of Ultron', 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' and the first 'Iron Man' film in 2008.

Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck will direct the project, and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will produce.

Geneva Robertson-Dworet wrote the script, with 'Inside Out' scribe Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman penning previous drafts.

While it has not been confirmed who Mendelsohn will play, Feige recently teased that the shape-shifting alien group known as the Skrulls would feature in 'Captain Marvel'.

'Captain Marvel' was created by writer Roy Thomas and designed by artist Gene Colan in 1968.

The story follows Air Force pilot Carol whose DNA is fused with that of an alien in an accident, giving her super strength, energy projection and flight powers.

While the details of the motion picture are being kept tightly under wraps, Feige announced at the San Diego Comic Con this year that the film will be set in the 90s, meaning this will take place before the events of the 'Avengers' movie.