Taking place in the 90s, over a decade before the events of the main Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain Marvel has plenty of familiar faces from the history of the MCU though actor Djimon Hounsou stresses the upcoming film itself is not a prequel.
Hounsou, who reprises his MCU role as Korath along with Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, clarified that his and Pace's return to the MCU does not mean Captain Marvel will serve as a prequel to the 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy in which they both were initially introduced as villains.
"This is a completely separate story, standalone story, nothing to do with Guardians other than the fact that some of those characters interact with each other later," explained Hounsou in an interview with Screen Rant. "Other than that, no. It's very different from Guardians, yes."
Korath has been seen in advance photos from Captain Marvel with the Kree peacekeeping Starforce while a different photo showed Ronan alongside Jude Law's enigmatic Kree commander. Whether the two characters will interact at all in the upcoming film has yet to be seen.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck from a script they wrote with Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch, Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as the commander of Starforce, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos, Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau, Algenis Perez Soto as Att-Lass, McKenna Grace as a young Carol Danvers and Annette Bening in an undisclosed role. The film arrives on March 8.