Looks like the Jake Gyllenhaal playing Captain Marvel rumor, was just that – a rumor. At least according to John August, screen writer for the flick.
But the thing is, he’s not considering. I can pretty much assure you he’s never heard of the project. And we’ve never discussed him. We’ve never seriously discussed anyone.
After several months of meetings, casting has come up exactly zero times. There’s no casting list. If there were a list, Gyllenhaal’s name would probably be on it, but trust me: there is no list. There’s no start date, no release date, no movie whatsoever. There’s just a script to be written. Which I should probably get back to.
But there is an out in Augusts comments, IF there were a list, his name would probably be on it. For now we’re going to call this rumor debunked, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it resurfaces again in the future.
via John August (link)