Is Jude Law’s Character In ‘Captain Marvel’ The Film’s Big Twist?

Marvel might be pulling a major twist with Jude Law’s character in next year’s Captain Marvel. 

There has been a lot of back and forth regarding the true identity of Jude Law’s role in Captain Marvel. Many fans have assumed from the story and trailer that he’s playing Mar-Vell, he was even briefly labeled as such on a Disney website, but a toy from the film also listed him as a character named Yon-Rogg.

Fans who are familiar with Yon-Rogg know that he has a history with quite a few characters who will be appearing in the film. Jude Law’s character is being touted as a Starforce Commander in promo material and interestingly enough, Yon-Rogg is also a commander for the Kree military force. The Marvel foe is also known for his hatred towards Mar-Vell, who he left for dead on Earth at one point so he could pursue his beloved Una. This is where another character from the film comes in. It’s already been revealed that Lee Pace will be reprising his Guardians of the Galaxy role Ronan the Accuser and he too has a history with Yon-Rogg.

In the comics, Yon-Rogg was very persistent about putting Mar-Vell on trial before Ronan the Accuser. Ronan only appeared for a brief moment in the Captain Marvel trailer, so there’s no way of saying how he’ll work into the story quite yet, but this plot thread seems like a fitting way to place the character in the film, hopefully for future use. Over time, Ronan and Yon-Rogg eventually worked together to try and kill Mar-Vell.

Yon-Rogg also plays a very important part in Carol Danvers becoming Ms. Marvel. Ronan and Yon-Rogg’s pursuit of Mar-Vell eventually leads to the capture of Carol Danvers, who during her rescue was transformed into Ms. Marvel. So, why does there seem to be a back and forth on Jude Law’s role via toy boxes and Disney sites? It could be that Marvel Studios is specifically trying to recapture what they did with The Mandarin in Iron Man 3. Ben Kingsley was advertised in the trailers as being the main foe, the iconic villain The Mandarin, but near the film’s third act it is revealed that Kingsley’s character is just an English actor hired by the real villain Aldrich Killian, played by Guy Pierce.

It’s possible that Jude Law is either playing both Yon-Rogg and Mar-Vell, or Mar-Vell is actually Yon-Rogg in disguise and the classic events from the comics between the two have already occurred, with Yon-Rogg being the victor. This could be the reason that fans have only been shown intergalactic action in the Captain Marvel trailers in very quick, out of context spurts. The footage shown in the trailers with the most context seems to be the Earth-centric footage. It’s possible that even Carol’s initial crash on Earth is not only caused by the Skrulls, but Skrulls working with Yon-Rogg.

Disney and Marvel seem to be playing it very close to the chest when it comes to the story of Captain Marvel. This means that fans, much like Iron Man 3, won’t learn about the film’s true story until it unfolds onscreen. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Captain Marvel as soon as more information becomes available. Do you think this theory could be the truth behind Jude Law’s mysterious role? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Directed by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.

Captain Marvel will be released in theaters on March 8, 2019.

‘Captain Marvel’ Funko Toys Confirm Carol Danvers’ Cat Will Appear

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Captain Marvel Brie Larson Carol Danvers Kevin FeigeWith just about four months away from the release of Captain Marvel, Funko has now revealed its upcoming line of Pop! Vinyl Figures that are tied-in to the highly-anticipated film that features Academy Award-winning actress Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, the titular heroine and perhaps the most powerful character in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The reveal of this new line of Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures show off some of the characters set to appear in the film, one of which includes Carol Danvers' feline companion Goose the Cat.

The name of our heroine's cat may come as a surprise to fans of the comics because in previous incarnations, Captain Marvel's cat is named Chewie and is actually part of the Flerken species.

You can check out two collectible Funko figures of Goose the Cat in the gallery down below. You can start viewing the images by clicking "Next".

Are you excited to see Carol Danvers' Goose the Cat in the film? What do you make of the new name choice instead of Chewie? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the MCU.

Here is the synopsis for the film:

Based on the Marvel comic character first appearing in 1968, the story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.  Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.

Captain Marvel will be released in theaters on March 8, 2019.

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