New details about Marvel Studios' first solo female-led film Captain Marvel are finally coming to light. Set in the 1990s, the film takes Carol Danvers from being a member of the elite Kree military team Star Force to saving the earth from a Skrull invasion led by the villainous Talos.
But who are Star Force and Talos? While the Kree and Skrull are no strangers to fans of the Marvel Comics, only the Kree have debuted in the Marvel Cinematic Universe - and even well-read comic book fans may not immediately recognize the somewhat obscure Star Force and Talos ('Talos the Untamed' in comic books.)
Fortunately, if you don't have 1990s Avengers issues on hand, we've got you covered when it comes to finding out what you need to know about these new additions to Captain Marvel's cast - along with some of the first images from the film, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.
Talos the Untamed
Played in Captain Marvel by Ben Mendelsohn, in comic books Talos the Untamed is a Skrull born without the ability to shapeshift. To compensate, Talos became one of the Skrull’s most brutal warriors – a reputation he lost after being captured by the Kree.
Talos was primarily a Hulk villain in his early appearances, though he’s appeared regularly alongside other Skrulls. In Captain Marvel, Talos’ ability to shapeshift apparently present - as images of Talos in both his human and Skrull forms can be seen in EW's exclusive stills.
In Captan Marvel, Talos’ human form is a as-yet-unnamed S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.
In comic books, Star Force is a group of Kree warriors who fought the Avengers during “Operation: Galactic Storm.” The team consisted of Kree warriors Captain Atlas, Doctor Minerva, Korath, Ronan, Shatterax, Supremor, and Ultimus.
MCU fans will recognize Korath and Ronan from their roles in Guardians of the Galaxy. Actors Djimon Honsou and Lee Pace are reprising those roles for Captain Marvel, with Korath at least appearing as a member of Star Force.
Alongside Korath and Carol Danvers, the film’s version of Starforce also includes Minn-Erva (Captain Minerva) played by Gemma Chan, as well as at least two more unconfirmed members. In Captain Marvel, the whole team is led by Jude Law’s still unnamed Kree commander - which could turn out to be Mar-Vell.
It's worth noting Carol Danvers' green and silver Star Force costume in the images above - a different color scheme from her standard uniform which debuted this week .