Published On: Sun, Jan 20th, 2019

Jude Law talks ‘Captain Marvel’ Kree vs Skrulls, the fear of shapeshifting

While visiting the Los Angeles set of the film back in the summer of 2018, Collider spoke with Jude Law about Captain Marvel, who danced around the details, beginning with his character’s ties to Brie Larson’s titular hero.

Rumored to be Mar-Vell, Law explains his character: “He heads Starforce which is an elite special forces-esqe group of Kree warriors, and also mentor to Carol, Brie’s character.”

Avoiding spoilers, he added: “…their bond and their relationship as mentor and mentee, pupil and sensei, and how they met and what they offer to each other is very much at the heart of the film and the journey that Brie’s character goes on. That kind of would be the spoiler of all spoilers to be really honest. [Laughs] You hit the nail on the head there.”

At the core is the Kree vs. Skrulls.

“The Kree and the Skrulls are constantly in conflict, so both communities are living really at high alert and both obviously live with a huge wariness of each other. And as a member of the military, not only that but as a commander of the military, and not only that, as a poster boy of the military obviously of the Krees, my character is somewhat judgmental and full of hatred of the Skrulls. The Skrulls to the Krees really represent despicable maneuvering and manipulation. The Skrulls have this way – they can simulate other people, they can turn into other things, and so it’s this idea of subterfuge that you’re not who you really are, whereas the Kree have a kind of purity about them and an honesty, as far I see it.”

Law briefly talks about the other characters and some action scenes, before noting the fear of the Skrulls.

“That’s what they feed their insecurities and their paranoia on. There are posters that you’ll see around in Hala which say, ‘Know your enemy. It could be you.’ And there’s a great line in one of the scenes where one of the warriors is asked whether he’s ever been “simmed” and he says he has and then he had to kill himself. [Laughs] So it can be psychologically very scarring.”

Check out the full interview HERE

Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury and Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson make an appearance. Other familiar faces returning here are Lee Pace as Ronan and Djimon Hounsou as Korath from Guardians of the Galaxy.

Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck with Gemma Chan playing a sniper named Minn-Erva. Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, and McKenna Grace also star. Lashana Lynch stars as Maria Rambeau, one of Carol’s oldest friends who’s an ace Air Force pilot with the call sign “Photon,” and a single mother to a young daughter. Fans will recognize a tie in to Marvel Comics’ Monica Rambeau.

Captain Marvel is set for a March 8, 2019 release.

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