SPOILER ALERT: This article contains a potentially MAJOR SPOILER for ‘Captain Marvel’ so proceed with caution.
It appears that Jude Law‘s secretive role in ‘Captain Marvel’ has been revealed thanks to the release of tie-in Funko Pop! Vinyl figurines. There has been a lot of speculation, not just about Law’s role but that of Ben Mendelsohn. For months, it was speculated that Law would be playing Mar-Vell, the Kree warrior who, in the original Marvel comics, was the first superhero called Captain Marvel. Mendelsohn was believed to be playing Yon-Rogg, another Kree scientist who hated Mar-Vell and was his chief rival and arch enemy.
But it has since been learned that Mendelsohn is playing the Skrull being Talos and that the movie would incorporate elements from the famous “Kree-Skrull War” storyline. However, Law’s role has been kept under wraps. Now it appears we know why.
The reason Law’s identity has been hidden is because he appears to be playing a secret villain, none other than Yon-Rogg. Law’s role was believed to be a benevolent one, who acted as a mentor to the main character, Carol Danvers (Brie Larson). This belief was fueled by the idea that he was playing Mar-Vell.
But now it would appear that now we know he will actually be an antagonist on the film.
However, just a warning, since the image of this Funko Pop! figurine surfaced, subsequent reports are that it is actually being released under the vague name “Star Commander.”
But you can view the original post that appeared on Reddit:
Earlier this year, Law spoke to Entertainment Weekly about his role, and revealed:
“He is driven by a belief in the divine leadership of the Kree people. So he’s almost a devout warrior — unquestioning, conservative, but inspirational.
“These extraordinary powers she has, he sees them as something of a blessing and something that she has to learn how to control. That’s a motif throughout the piece, the element of learning to control one’s emotions and to use your powers wisely.”
Keep in mind, this isn’t 100% confirmed, but if so, would you be happy or disappointed if Law was playing Yon-Rogg?