Earlier today, Marvel started the marketing hype for its next big release, Captain Marvel. Following the reveal of our first official look at actress Brie Larson in costume, we also had a few revelations from the plot of the movie, as well as our very first look at the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of the shape-shifting, villainous aliens known as the Skrulls.
On top of that, we also learned that, at the beginning of the film, Carol Danvers will already be in possession of her superpowers. In fact, not only will she be light-years from Earth when we first see her, she will also be a member of a Kree military strike team called Starforce. This team is made up of elite soldiers, and they are led by Jude Law's commander.
In a new image released by Entertainment Weekly, we can see Carol's Captain Marvel in the blue and green uniform that was previously spotted on the set of the film, flanked by the rest of her team members. But here is where things get very interesting -- because this image contains a few familiar faces. Not only does Starforce appear to answer to Lee Pace's Ronan the Accuser, the team also includes Djimon Hounsou's Korath the Pursuer.
Both Ronan and Korath appeared as villains in 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy. However, it's important to note that Captain Marvel takes place in the past of the MCU -- in the '90s, more specifically. This means that Ronan and Korath will both be very different characters when we meet them. In fact, it appears they will be on the side of good. However, given that we know where the two will ultimately end up, one can imagine that Captain Marvel might plant the seeds for Ronan and Korath's turns toward villainy.
All will stand revealed when Captain Marvel hits theaters next year.
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.