A new toy may have just revealed that Genis-Vell will play a role in the upcoming Captain Marvel film.
The following image of a Marvel Legends figurine was posted by CollectAndChill on Twitter and appears on the official Shop Disney website. "Born of a Titanian Eternal," the description reads, "Genis-Vell possesses indomitable strength and uses powerful Nega-Bands to channel incredible energy blasts! Recreate Genis-Vell's Captain Marvel scenes with this 6'' action figure from the Marvel Legends Series."
It's unclear at this time who might be playing Genis-Vell in the film, and there's still a fair chance that he might not appear in the movie. The description for the toy notes that it's modeled after the version from the comics, but it pairs together with different Marvel Legends figures from the movie to form a Kree Sentry. There's also the matter of the phrasing of "recreate Genis-Vell's Captain Marvel scenes," which would seem to imply that it comes from the movie, though it might just be a particularly odd way to make reference to the comics.
This toy is also particularly interesting in light of the upcoming Eternals film, which will reportedly feature Starfox. This might mean that Captain Marvel has a deeper connection to that film than previously thought. However, this addition might tie into the mystery surrounding Jude Law's character, who many have speculated to be playing either Mar-Vell or Yon-Rogg.
Created by Ron Marz and Joe Phillips, Genis-Vell first appeared in 1993's Silver Surfer Annual #6. The character is the son of the original Captain Marvel, though he was raised to think he was the son of Thanos' brother Starfox. He eventually went on to take up the mantle of Captain Marvel himself.
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.