Captain Marvel's Talos Isn't Your Average Skrull Warlord

Talos returned again in Annihilation, specifically in the Ronan four-issue tie-in. The disgraced Skrull warrior showed up to battle Devos the Devastator, the man responsible for the destruction of the Skrull Throneworld, on the planet Godthab Omega. After their battle nearly destroyed the town of Abyss, they were both captured by Glorian, a wannabe Shaper of Worlds. Glorian drew both warriors to Godthab Omega in order to use the energy created by their battle to reshape the planet in his image. However, his plans were interrupted by the arrival of the Annihilation Wave, and this distraction allowed both Talos and Devos to escape his clutches.

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After escaping Glorian, Talos and Devos set aside their differences to help Ronan evacuate the planet. Talos survived the destruction of Godthab Omega because of this. He went on to join the United Front -- alongside characters like Star-Lord, Nova and Gamora -- on Daedalus 5, where he helped them defend the planet against the Annihilation Wave.

Of course, the film will put a different spin on Talos. EW confirmed that Mendelsohn's Talos will have the ability to shapeshift. In fact, he will use this ability to disguise himself as human and go undercover at S.H.I.E.L.D. for purposes unknown at this time. However, per his role in The Kree-Skrull War, the events of Captain Marvel don't bode well for him or his mission.

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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 Mar-Vell, 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 and Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau. The film arrives March 8, 2019.

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