One of the few flaws in the MCU so far is the fact that villains (not named Loki or Thanos) tend to be one-offs who are fairly easily defeated. No matter how good the character is, they’re thwarted and dispatched in 120 minutes or less. Fortunately, it looks like Marvel is starting to learn their lesson. One of the MCU’s best villains, Ronan the Accuser, is coming back for another round. How, you ask? After all, he was disintegrated by the incredible might of the Power Stone. There was literally nothing left of him.
Luckily, there’s an easy way around that little detail. Captain Marvel takes place in the 1990s, more than two decades before his unpleasant demise at the hands of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Will a younger Ronan already be a fanatical warlord? Or will we meet him before he was radicalized?
Only time will tell. But, as one of the most prominent Kree characters, he’s sure to figure heavily into the plot, which sees pilot Carol Danvers be gifted with the strength and abilities of the blue-skinned race.
Ronan is portrayed by talented actor Lee Pace, who has equal affinity for heroes and villains. The towering but affable Oklahoman brings the psychotic despot to terrifying life. If his booming voice doesn’t soil your knickers, his thirst for blood and giant brain-bashing hammer certainly will.
— Lee Pace (@leepace) August 25, 2018
Pace took to Twitter Saturday night to tease MCU fans without even saying a word. Posting a 41-second video on his page, he strolled along the southern French coast, wearing a hat with the words “Captain Marvel” on the back, and the heroine’s insignia on the front.
While he was silent in the video, he did express his joy at returning to the character in an interview with New York Live.
“I know nothing, I don’t know anything,” Pace said. “I wish I could tell you all the secrets, but I don’t know any secrets! I’m just excited to be back.”
What do you expect to see from Ronan when Captain Marvel hits theaters March 8th? Discuss in the comments!