Captain Marvel is coming out next year and with its recent teaser a whole lot of questions have been raised about its story and the characters within this movie. We know that it’s going to tell the origin story of Carol Danvers becoming Captain Marvel in a way that hasn’t been achieved in the MCU yet but it’s the characters around her that will also help bring this story to life. One of those specific characters that I’m very excited to see is Jude Law’s role.
In Entertainment Weekly‘s article of the highly-anticipated film little was said about his character other than he views Carol Danvers as a mentee and is very interested in her. They, however, wouldn’t say what his name was. Why is that? What’s the secret behind his identity? Well, today I’ve done a bit of research and I’ve come up with my own hypothesis of who he is. Let me give you a rundown of the possibilities of his identity before I give you my full conclusion.
Jude Law is Mar-vell
Before there was Carol Danvers’ Captain Marvel there was Mar-vell, a Kree warrior who went by that name. Mar-vell, in the comics, was a white Kree minority amongst the predominantly blue Kree people (as is obviously visible in the trailer) but because of his incredible skills as a fighter he soon became a leader of the alien race.
If this is true and Law is playing the role of Mar-vell he would indeed, be a mentor to Carol and would, at some point in the movie, most likely die and Danvers, in her grief, would take on the mantel of Captain Marvel to commemorate him. This would be similar to The Ancient One dying halfway through Doctor Strange so that he would ultimately become Master of the Mystic Arts.
Jude Law is Yon-Rogg
Then there’s the possibility that Jude Law is playing the iconic Captain Marvel villain, Yon-Rogg, who in the comics turned Ronan the Accuser against Mar-vell because he wanted to kill him. (Yon-rogg didn’t like Mar-vell because he was dating a woman that he liked.)
In this current movie version, of course, Ronan would instead fight Carol Danvers but you get the premise. Yon-rogg would find a way to turn her own friends against her for some particular reason. This also makes a whole lot of sense considering that Ronan does, at some point, turn bad which explains why we see him in Guardians of the Galaxy as a maniacal Kree terrorist.
While it states that Jude Law is indeed playing the role of Mar-vell on IMDB and in Wikipedia I believe that there’s something different going on with this story to throw comic book fans off the scent. I think Jude Law may be playing a brand new character with Mar-vell and Yon-rogg tendencies. This is what I mean by that.
Let’s say his actual name in the movie is Lerin (I know, the name is wack, but just stick with me here.) In the first half of the film he’s Carol’s mentor/possible love interest which speaks to that Mar-vell storyline.
Then, in the second half of the movie, something happens where he ends up feeling betrayed by Danvers and turns Ronan against her, ultimately becoming the main villain of the film. This would coalesce with the classic Yon-rogg/Mar-vell storyline in an exciting turn of events in the movie.
And, if you look closely at the 1:43 second mark in the trailer it shows Captain Marvel’s hand clenching and what could possibly be a blurry Jude Law standing a few yards away.
Of course, I may be wrong and I’ll be laughing about this theory next year but if I’m right I’m going to be so happy I figured out the surprise moment in the movie.
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