Ever since Jude Law joined Captain Marvel, fans have been wondering what character he’d play. The common is speculation is that of Mar-Vell, the original Captain Marvel from the comics.
However, a newly leaked product from Funko POP figures reveals that Law will instead play a surprising member on the Kree force.
According to the new image, Law’s character is Kree officer Yon-Rogg. Yon-Rogg is a villain who hates Mar-Vell and makes many attempts to disgrace him among the Kree.
This image was spotted on Reddit and shows much other POP! figures Funko is preparing for the new film. It makes sense, considering Marvel’s attempts at keeping Law’s identity a secret if it’s Yon-Rogg. If he was Marvel, there wasn’t much reason to keep him quiet on such a prominent character in the Marvel mythos.
This comes as a secret that affects the plot of the film, and Jude Law is presented as a heroic ally to Brie Larson’s character. Many fans would assume that Law could the film’s main villain and that he’s a bigger threat than Talos and Skrulls.
Here’s what Law spoke about Marvel’s secrecy regarding his role.
“He is driven by a belief in the divine leadership of the Kree people,” Law said to EW. “So he’s almost a devout warrior — unquestioning, conservative, but inspirational.”
He even addressed his characters’ relationship with Danvers, who’s described as half-human/half-Kree.
“These extraordinary powers she has, he sees them as something of a blessing and something that she has to learn how to control,” Law revealed. “That’s a motif throughout the piece, the element of learning to control one’s emotions and to use your powers wisely.”
Captain Marvel will release on March 8, 2019.