The next chapter in the really long Phase 3 of films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is due to arrive in cinemas on March of next year, just before the climactic conclusion waiting in Avengers 4 months later. This is Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson as alien-abducted and empowered former Air Force pilot Carol Danvers, in a prequel taking place before at least Iron Man.
Plot snippets thus far tell how Carol (Larson), her DNA fused in an accident with a humanoid extraterrestrial from the Kree, eventually goes to the alien homeworld and serves a time as part of a Kree special ops team called Starforce. Her duties on this unit eventually bring her back to Earth, with the threat of a hostile alien invasion and conflict on her heels.
Carol is joined on Starforce by several Kree operatives, many of whom are indeed characters from that alien race as introduced in Marvel Comics. Let’s list down all of them.
- Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) – member of Starforce, stands apart from the rest due to her being only “half-Kree”, eventually becomes the hero called “Captain Marvel”
- Korath (Djimoun Honsou) – a mercenary operative of Starforce; aligned somewhat with the Kree Accuser Ronan (Lee Pace), both having appeared in Phase 2 MCU movie Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
- Minn-Erva (Gemma Chan) – Starforce designated sniper; formerly the “star” of the unit until Carol joined, and is feeling increasingly insecure due to a half-Kree potentially being more skilled than her; her comic version is more of a scientist than warrior
- Att-Lass (Algenis Pérez Soto) – Starforce member; his comic version has a similar power set to Carol
- Bron-Char (Rune Temte) – Starforce member; his comic version was a Kree terrorist attacking Earth at Cape Canaveral, only to be beaten by Captain America
- Mar-Vell/Jude Lawson (Jude Law) – Starforce commander and Carol’s mentor figure; in the original Marvel Comics he was actually the first Captain Marvel, with Carol being his initial human ally until she gained Kree powers herself
Captain Marvel premieres on March 8, 2019 with Avengers 4 following it on May 3.