Jude Law Shares Details on His Character Mar-Vell in CAPTAIN MARVEL
I was pretty excited to hear that Jude Law would be taking on the role of Mar-Vell in Captain Marvel. Now, thanks to a new interview with EW, the actor shares some details on his character and what he role in the story will be.
We know that he is playing a key role in the story as Mar-Vell is the leader of a specialized space military team known as Starforce. It's described as the "Seal Team Six of space." Its members include Carol Danvers, Djimon Hounsou’s Korath, Gemma Chan’s sniper Minn-Erva, Law and a few others. When talking about his character, Law explains:
"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."
The Kree are an advanced alien race that value community over individuality and they’re at war with their most hated enemy... the Skrulls. Lee Pace’s Ronan is also Kree, but this takes place before he became the outcast terrorist that we saw in Guardians of the Galaxy. It's explained that Ronan is "still a respected figure on Hala, and Korath is a valued member of Starforce."
As for Mar-Vell, he sees Carol Danvers as a pet project. Law explains:
"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."
Larson goes on to talk about the relationship between the two characters saying:
"There’s a lot and back and forth that comes with the two of them, which kind of creates a little bit of tension with the rest of Starforce. Like, ‘Why do they have a special relationship, and why isn’t it me?’"
When talking about why he took on the role of Mar-Vell and joined Captain Marvel's adventure he said:
“It just seemed like an interesting party to join in with at an interesting time in their ascendancy. That to me is an interesting playground to work in because suddenly you’ve got filmmakers who are looking at humor and script work and character, within an infrastructure that is obviously capable of creating enormous universes and worlds and special effects — while also not bogging down the creativity of the director."
There's still a lot we don't know about Jude Law's Mar-Vell, but I'm excited to see how they play with the character in the film.
Captain Marvel is being directed by the writing and directing team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck and the film will be released on March 8th, 2019.