The upcoming Captain Marvel is about to throw us in the midst of a war between the Kree and the Skrull, and given which side Jude Law’s character is fighting on, it’s no surprise to hear that he has few nice things to say about the latter species.
Speaking to Collider, the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald star explained that his Kree character in Carol Danvers’ solo debut harbors some intense feelings of hostility towards the enemy.
“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.”
This demonization of Skrulls stands in stark contrast to Ben Mendelsohn’s claims last year that “the Kree are punks” and the Skrulls are “just misunderstood.” Either way, it seems that the ability of the Skrull to take the form of other beings has sent the Kree home world of Hala into a state of paranoia, with Law explaining that not knowing who your enemy is can prove psychologically strenuous.
“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.”
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Speaking of ambiguous identities, Marvel has yet to divulge the name of Law’s character, with signs pointing towards either Yon-Rogg or Mar-Vell. What’s more, the actor refuses to clarify how his character and Carol Danvers met, feeling that answering this question would give too much away.
“Not really because of the order in which the story is told, but 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.”
To even describe this detail as the “spoiler of all spoilers” is pretty telling in itself, though it’s long been clear that the film’s amnesia-stricken lead has an important secret hiding in her past. Whatever crucial information Carol has to learn, there’s a good chance she’ll find it when she makes her return to Earth, with producer Jonathan Schwartz explaining recently that the film’s midsection will largely be set on the heroine’s home planet before she blasts off back into the cosmos for the third act. And we’ll find out what she learns from her homecoming when Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8th, 2019.