Captain Marvel’s first trailer and poster were dropped recently, and what a gift they were. The trailer answered many questions, from just how kick-butt Carol Danvers is, to the sweet costume she’ll don throughout the film. The question we were all left asking was this – Who is Jude Law playing? While the most popular guess was Marvell (the original Captain Marvel), but we know the real answer now.
He is playing The Commander of Starforce. Starforce is the Kree military team that Carol is on. He is helping her out and takes a liking to her as a mentor. This may lead many to solidify the Marrvel theory, but they may still be wrong.
Another big character in comic history that plays a big part with Captain Marvel and Marrvel is called Yon-Rogg.
In the comics, Yon-Rogg was a military officer stationed aboard a Kree spaceship sent to Earth by the Supreme Intelligence, the hyper-advanced A.I. that rules over the Kree. Yon-Rogg fought alongside Mar-Vell, but not-so-secretly hated him because they both pined after the same woman, a Kree medic named Una.
Over the years, Yon-Rogg tried to throw Mar-Vell under the bus countless times and even conspired with Ronan the Accuser (who we saw on the big screen in Guardians of the Galaxy) to murder him. Yon-Rogg also worked with Ronan the Accuser to overthrow the Supreme Intelligence.
Yon-Rogg was consistently bad to Carol. At one point, he kidnapped Carol and used her to get a leg up over Mar-Vell. The ensuing fight caused Carol to be half human and half Kree, thus giving her superpowers from the Psyche-Magnitron.
This is strange because Yon-Rogg and Carol fight alongside each other as part of Starforce in the film. Kelly sue deConnick’s 2013 Captain Marvel run revealed that the Psyche-Magnitron linked Carol and Yon-Rogg mentally, and resulted in a showdown that in which Carol loses her memory.
We are still speculative about what version of Yon-Rogg we will see in the film, because they will sway from the origin story a bit. Carol already has her powers. The mentor story could unfold, and he could begin to see her as competition like in the comics when he competes with Marvell. They could lso set Carol against the Skrulls.
When Captain Marvel hits theaters March 8, 2018, we will know exactly who he is.
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