As part of Captain Marvel's #HigherFurtherFaster campaign, waves of the film's tie-in merchandise have started hitting store shelves. Inevitably, figures of Law's Yon-Rogg were released alongside merchandise featuring Carol Danvers, Nick Fury, Talos, Goose and more.
Yon-Rogg's Marvel Legends figure, pictured below, also came with a brief character description. On the back of the package, as found on Amazon, the character is described as follows: "Leader of the Starforce team, Yon-Rogg is a hero among the Kree and a key asset to the Supreme Intelligence in the war against the Skrulls."
Disney's official Captain Marvel website mistakenly listed Law's character as Mar-Vell just last week. It was quickly scrubbed of all references to Mar-Vell and left Law's character description as simply "Leader of Starforce."
In the comics, Yon-Rogg is Mar-Vell's commander on the Helion, a Kree ship sent to Earth by the Supreme Intelligence. However, unlike Mar-Vell, Yon-Rogg was always hostile towards Carol. In fact, he tried to kill her -- and later Mar-Vell -- for their friendship, deeming it "Un-Kree." Yon-Rogg also worked closely with Ronan the Accuser. Together, the two engaged in a plot to overthrow the Supreme Intelligence and install Ronan as the new Kree overlord. It's worth nothing that Yon-Rogg was present for a critical moment in Carol's life: the manifestation of her powers.
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, and Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch, Algenis Perez Soto, McKenna Grace and Annette Bening in as-yet-undisclosed roles. The film arrives on March 8, 2019.