Captain Marvel isn’t set to hit theaters until March 6 of 2019, and with that in mind, you know they’re really gaining momentum on the overall development and pre-production of the film. The film already has its leads cast in Brie Larson and Jude Law, who will be playing Carol Danvers and Mar-Vell, respectively.
Ben Mendelsohn was revealed to have been in talks with Marvel Studios to sign on in a villainous role (surprise, surprise), but what would his role actually be? The folks over at That Hashtag Show have the scoop.
Before we get into the “who,” the outlet was careful to note that despite how close the film is to shooting (February), there are still a lot of moving parts going on with the script, and that “very little is set in stone” at this point. However, Mendelsohn has still agreed to join in the film as a specific character, so at the very least, we can assume that the character’s involvement is a sure thing.
So who is Mendelsohn set to play? None other than Yon-Rogg, rival of Mar-Vell. In the comics, both he and Mar-Vell are in charge of keeping tabs on Earth to see if they are a threat to the Krees, and somewhere along the way, Yon-Rogg becomes very jealous, and strives to steal the heart of Mar-Vell’s lover. To escape Yon-Rogg, Mar-Vell escapes to Earth, and we can only assume that this is around where the film picks up. In the comics, his attempts to take out Mar-Vell lead to the explosion of the Psyche-Magnetron, which gives Carol Danvers her powers.
Of course, the comics are never are direct adaptations, but it sounds like a pretty straightforward origin story for the character, with all the right pieces in place. This news surrounding Yon-Rogg also falls into place with other information we’ve heard in the past, which states that the Psyche-Magnetron will indeed be a part of the plot.
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SOURCE: That Hashtag Show