Yesterday we were hit with a surprise drop of images and articles coming from EW giving us our first looks as well as some information about plot details, characters and lots of other juicy news regarding the highly anticipated Captain Marvel movie starring Brie Larson. Fans everywhere have been dying to get any information on the movie ever since we saw Samuel L. Jackson’s character Nick Fury, seemingly paging her right as he was being dusted away at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. But with all the hype surrounding this movie, one actor and his character seems to have flown under the radar for a while….until now.
Ben Mendelsohn was cast a while ago for a part in Captain Marvel but not a lot was really known about his character or who he will be playing. It was said that he was going to be playing a Skrull and a villain but that was pretty much all the information we got up until yesterday when his character was revealed. Mendelsohn has been confirmed to play Talos, the leader of the shape shifting Skrull Army. The Skrulls are known for their ability to shape-shift but Talos was born without that ability. To gain respect he became a fierce fighter and rose through the ranks of the Skrull army to a commander. In the comics he even has cybernetic parts and was garnered the name “Talos the Untamed”. But not long after he was captured by the Kree and refused to commit ritual suicide and due to that lost all respect from the Skrull Empire.
While we don’t know how closely Marvel is planning on following Talos’ comic book arc, it has been stated that in the movie Talos has been tasked with staging an invasion of Earth with the Skrull army, so you can expect that this will more than likely be what draws Captain Marvel back to Earth to fight. What’s also interesting is in one of the photos released by EW, we see Mendelsohn not in Skrull skin but looking human leading us to think that Marvel won’t be sticking closely to Talos’ comic book history.
What do you think? Are you on board with Ben Mendelsohn’s villainous Talos? Do you think that there might be more to it? Let us know what you think in the comments below!