Captain Marvel’s Jude Law Answers Questions Regarding His Latest Role. D23 visited with Jude Law on the set of Marvel Studios newest film, Captain Marvel, for a one-on-one Q&A about his latest role as Walter Lawson/Mar-Vell. He graciously gives us insight on his role and the atmosphere on set while filming with his stellar cast and crew, giving both teams high praise. Here’s what he had to say:
D23: What can you tell us about your character?
Jude: He heads Starforce, which is an elite special forces-like group of Kree warriors, and he is also mentor to Carol Danvers, Brie’s [Larson] character.
D23: What is his relationship with Carol Danvers?
Jude: Their relationship as mentor-mentee, and pupil-sensei, and how they met, and what they offer to each other are very much at the heart of the film.
D23: What can you tell us about the other members of the Starforce team?
Jude: I can talk about Djimon [Hounsou]—Korath—who appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy. Obviously, this is a few years before, so a young Korath; he is second in command. Minn-Erva, played by Gemma Chan, is a sniper, and a long-range specialist. We have Bron-Char, who’s basically a blue giant, played by Rune Temte, from Norway. And Algenis [Soto] plays Att-Lass; he’s another sniper expert, or weapons specialist.
D23: Can you talk about the camaraderie on set?
Jude: This has been a real joy, actually, because on a big piece like this, there were many moments where it’s very fragmented, so I’ve done an awful lot on my own. It’s a nice feeling when Starforce is all together—if anything, just so that we can all complain about where our suits are chafing. It’s always nice to have that camaraderie. Film sets are fun places; there’s also a camaraderie with the crew. We have a lot to do, so to have moral support around you, and build those relationships and that chemistry, is always going to be a highlight of the job.
D23: Have you had any fun action sequences?
Jude: Yes, a fair few. I’ve been doing boxing and martial arts for years, so it’s fun to just get a lot more hands-on, tactical, hand-to-hand combat. And then there are a couple of other fantastic battle sequences that were great fun.
D23: What is the Supreme Intelligence?
Jude: There’s a sort of divine element [with the Kree] called the Supreme Intelligence and that comes to play in this. My character has a very particular relationship with the Supreme Intelligence. It’s quite complex, and ultimately very revealing of what it is that motivates him. He’s got a kind of divine sense of purpose because of his relationship with this greater being.
D23: Describe the conflict between the Kree and the Skrulls.
Jude: The Kree and the Skrulls are constantly in conflict, so both communities are living really at high alert, and both obviously live with huge wariness of each other. And as a commander of the Kree military, my character is somewhat judgmental and full of hatred for the Skrulls. The Skrulls, to the Krees, really represent despicable maneuvering and manipulation. Because the Skrulls can simulate other people—they turn into other things—it’s this idea of subterfuge, that you are not who you really are, whereas the Kree have a kind of purity about them, and an honesty, as far as I see it.
We can not wait to see what Jude Law brings to the big screen along with his cast mates.
Captain Marvel premieres on March 8, 2019. You can purchase advanced tickets NOW for a screening near you.
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