We have recognized for the reason that 2016 San Diego Comedian-Con that Brie Larson will play Carol Danvers within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, nevertheless it’s solely been in current months that the remainder of Captain Marvel‘s solid has began to be assembled. As an illustration, final month it was reported that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘s Ben Mendelsohn was in talks to affix play the primary antagonist within the penultimate Part Three film. It hasn’t been formally confirmed but if Mendelsohn has signed on but, however one new report claims that not solely is Mendelssohn’s involvement a accomplished deal, however he could find yourself taking part in Yon-Rogg, a Kree villain.
Along with closely that includes the shapeshifting Skrulls, Captain Marvel may also delve into the long war between these shapeshifting aliens and the Kree, the species we have beforehand seen in Guardians of the Galaxy and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Final week it was reported that Jude Law is being eyed to play Mar-Vell, Carol Danvers’ Kree mentor, and now That Hashtag Show states it is heard that Yon-Rogg may also seem in Captain Marvel and could possibly be the position Ben Mendelsohn has been tapped to carry to life. Whereas we will nonetheless count on Brie Larson’s Carol to battle the Skrulls, it seems that Yon-Rogg is being lined up because the chief antagonist of this story. The Captain Marvel idea artwork from this yr’s San Diego Comedian-Con confirmed Carol attacking a Kree officer, so evidently together with coping with the Skrulls, Carol may also discover herself in battle with at the very least one Kree operative.
Yon-Rogg, a.ok.a. Magnitron, debuted in Marvel Tremendous Heroes #12 as considered one of Mar-Vell’s fellow Kree navy officers. Like Mar-Vell, Yon-Rogg was tasked with observing Earth for the Supreme Intelligence to find out if humanity posed a risk. Consumed by his hatred for Mar-Vell, Yon-Rogg tried to kill his nemesis quite a few instances, and considered one of his assassination makes an attempt resulted in him focusing on Carol Danvers, too. Carol practically misplaced her life in that specific incident, nevertheless it subsequently led to her gaining superpowers and changing into Ms. Marvel. Exterior of the comics, Yon-Rogg has appeared within the Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes animated sequence and the LEGO Marvel’s Avengers online game.
Whereas it is nonetheless potential (assuming his deal is finalized) that Ben Mendelsohn may find yourself taking part in a Cranium chief in Captain Marvel, him portraying Yon-Rogg would even be fascinating. Alongside his presence permitting Captain Marvel to play out extra carefully to Carol Danvers’ comedian e-book origin story, Yon-Rogg’s battle with Mar-Vell sounds extra compelling common alien invasion story. Certain, the Skrulls would nonetheless be offered as formidable threats, however the extra private crux of the film would revolve round Carol getting caught in Yon-Rogg’s quest to get rid of Mar-Vell, whether or not it stems from jealously or is because of a distinct cause that is been particularly crafted for the MCU.
Captain Marvel flies into theaters on March eight, 2019. For motion pictures that shall be arriving before that, look via our 2018 premiere guide for launch date data.