Marvel Studios recently released their first look at Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson as the title character. In it, we learned that the film won’t be a traditional origin film, but rather the character would already have powers. Additionally, it was confirmed that Carol Danvers would be half-human and half Kree. In fact, she flees Earth to join the intergalactic Starforce. This is a protective force led by the yet to be named character played by Jude Law.
Now we are learning more about Law’s character, although not his name, which may hint at the role he has to play. Plus, there’s a little more about that Starforce group. Check it all out below.
EW is continuing their extensive coverage on the film and they spoke to Law, who had this to say about his unnamed character:
“He is driven by a belief in the divine leadership of the Kree people. So he’s almost a devout warrior — unquestioning, conservative, but inspirational.”
Sounds like someone we might know. A certain Kree fanatic that we saw in Guardians of the Galaxy. Since the film takes place before the events of the first Guardians, it is safe to say that Law’s character could be influential in developing Ronan’s (Lee Pace) rage. It may also explain why Ronan was cast out by his own race. In Captain Marvel, Ronan is still a respected figure on Hala, and Korath (Djimon Hounsou).
“These extraordinary powers she has, he sees them as something of a blessing and something that she has to learn how to control. That’s a motif throughout the piece, the element of learning to control one’s emotions and to use your powers wisely.”
Larson spoke earlier about how her character has a “temper,” is “aggressive,” “a little invasive and in your face.” So it is safe to say that Law will probably help her control some of those impulses. But who is to say that he is not using her for his own benefit?
And speaking of the character’s fiery personality, Larson spoke about how it puts her character in an interesting dichotomy where she is struggling to balance out her Kree side and her human side.
“You have this Kree part of her that’s unemotional, that is an amazing fighter and competitive. Then there’s this human part of her that is flawed but is also the thing that she ends up leading by. It’s the thing that gets her in trouble, but it’s also the thing that makes her great. And those two sides warring against each other is what makes her her.”
And some of those character flaws may actually help benefit the film itself as it will allow audiences to see a character unlike any other. Here is what she had to say:
“That is something that is really exciting to me about this film: We did not cut corners on that stuff. Like, when it’s funny, it is funny, but also when there’s deep emotional things happening, it’s real. So I was able to bring some of those same things that I’ve brought to full dramatic roles into this, which I’m really proud of because I think it will really set this film apart.”
Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8, 2019.
[Source: EW (Jude Law) | EW (Brie Larson)]