Starforce is an elite special forces team of Kree warriors united by the Supreme Intelligence. In CAPTAIN MARVEL, Starforce includes Carol Danvers, Korath, Minn-Erva, Att-Lass, Bron-Char and the commander, whose name is still unknown.
“There’s lot of banter between them,” said Gemma Chan, who plays Starforce member Minn-Erva. “They’re a close-knit team. They have to work together intimately all of the time, so they are kind of like a family.”
Get to know the team behind Starforce and check back on the AMC Scene for more CAPTAIN MARVEL details.
Marvel fans know her as Captain Marvel, but before she became the hero we love, she was an accomplished Air Force pilot and head of NASA security. In Marvel comics, Carol gains superhuman abilities after she’s exposed to a powerful alien device, the Psyche-Magnetron, which transforms her into a human-Kree hybrid known as Ms. Marvel. Over the decades, she’s also been known as Binary, Warbird and, finally, Captain Marvel. In the film, Carol (and Captain Marvel) is played by Brie Larson.
“She just owns that she’s really good and really skilled, which feels good to play,” Larson said. “She also has an incredible sense of humor … this character is probably the most dynamic character I’ve ever played.”
Djimon Hounsou reprises his role in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, this time as Starforce’s second in command. In CAPTAIN MARVEL, he’s a young killing machine known as Korath the Pursuer. Korath was a brilliant cyber-geneticist and head the Pursuer Project, in which he developed cybernetic warriors for the Kree militia. After the project was canceled, Korath used the template on himself to gain superhuman powers, including strength, stamina and durability.
Played by Gemma Chan (CRAZY RICH ASIANS), Minn-Erva is a talented sniper and dedicated Kree warrior. Before she joined Starforce, she was a gifted geneticist who was transformed by the Psyche-Magnetron — like Carol Danvers, with whom she has a “slight rivalry.”
“To a certain extent, Minn-Erva doesn’t quite trust Carol,” Chan said. “Before Carol joined the team, Minn-Erva was probably kind of the star of the Starforce team, and she was probably the favorite of the commander.”
In Marvel comics, Minn-Erva becomes an adversary of Captain Marvel, even battling against her during “Civil War II.” How their dynamic will evolve in the film is yet to be seen.
For the first time, fans will get to see Att-Lass in action on the big screen. The expert sniper and weapons specialist is played by Algenis Perez Soto. In Marvel comics, Att-Lass — also known as Captain Atlas — is one of the most decorated soldiers in the Kree military and Minn-Erva’s partner. His abilities include superhuman strength, durability and flight.
A minor character in the MCU, Bron-Char is best known for destroying Captain America’s shield when the Kree invaded Earth. The blue giant will be played by Rune Temte in CAPTAIN MARVEL, though his role within Starforce is unknown. (He was not part of the team in Marvel comics.)
Jude Law plays the commander of Starforce. We suspect he is actually Walter Lawson/Mar-Vell from the comics, but the studio has yet to confirm this detail. We do know he’s a “pistol and knife man” who can manipulate gravity, and he has a mentor-mentee relationship with Carol Danvers, which is the heart of the film.
“The relationship really is about containment,” said Law. “There’s a sort of control to my character — there’s a sense of focus and clarity and discipline.”
We will keep you updated as we learn more about CAPTAIN MARVEL, opening March 8 at AMC. Check back on the AMC Scene often for the latest news.