The Kree are getting a new legacy - and a new origin - as Royals steps into "Marvel Legacy." Series writer Al Ewing and incoming artist Javier Rodriguez are introducing, according to CBR, a new alien race as the creators of the Kree - the Progenitors.
“This is me jamming my science fiction hat on so far there’s just a little pair of feet poking out of it,” said Ewing. “The reason to be excited about the Progenitors isn’t because of their continuity connections, or the earth-shattering revelations they embody that will change the entirety of Marvel Space forever - I’ve pushed that button before, and it doesn’t bring the boys to the yard. The reason to be excited by these dudes is because they are incredibly awesome. They’re a brand-new alien threat to the Marvel Universe, beautifully designed by Javier Rodriguez, and they are a Type IV Civilization on the Kardashev scale. Working with Javier on this lets me map out their whole way of being to correspond with his amazing art – he’s inspiring me to take things to the next level and beyond.”
Looking like a mix between the Celestials and - in the case of the seemingly lead figure - Big Hero 6's Baymax, the Progenitors are described as the key to the previously unknown origin of the Kree people.
Here is the full solicitation.
Written by AL EWING
Penciled by JAVIER RODRIGUEZ
Cover by JAVIER RODRIGUEZ
AND ONE SHALL PERISH
If the Inhuman race was born of Kree experiments, then who made the Kree? Enter the Progenitors! Meanwhile the Inhuman Royal Family, led by Black Bolt and Medusa, are searching for the Prima Materia—the original Terrigen. But even if they find the chemical that will save their dying race…can they escape the revenge of its creators? It has been foretold that of the seven who left Earth, only six will return—and Medusa is already dying. Who will the Royals lose?