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Jude Law Teases His Captain Marvel Role as a Mentor to Carol Danvers

September 6, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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– Jude Law discussed his role in the upcoming Captain Marvel in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. In the piece, Law teases his character as a mentor to Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers. It is believed he will be playing Mar-Vell, though that isn’t yet confirmed. Highlights from the interview are below:

On his character, the leader of the Kree’s Starforce: “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.”

On being a mentor to Carol: “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.”

On signing onto a role in the MCU: “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.”

On talking with Robert Downey Jr. about playing a role in the MCU: “I don’t know that he ever gave me any advice, but he obviously had a great time making these. He talked a little bit about how [making a Marvel movie is like] fitting this one piece into a bigger picture that someone else has got their eyes on, and giving yourself over to that. It’s not about trying to understand everything. Just do your piece.”