The role of famed villainous character actor Ben Mendelsohn in next year’s Captain Marvel has been heavily kept from the public, with fans speculating him to be the obvious Kree baddie Yon-Rogg. And in the newly released Captain Marvel issue, we finally have an answer. Turns out Mendelsohn isn’t playing a Kree. He’s playing a Skrull commander named Talos.
…. she’s got a formidable enemy in the form of the Skrulls — the notorious Marvel baddies made all the more dangerous by their shape-shifting abilities. Ben Mendelsohn plays their leader Talos, who spearheads a Skrull invasion of Earth.
While not as popular as the Super-Skrull, Talos was one of the key players in the legendary Kree-Skrull War. The biggest get here is that they actually confirm an invasion on Earth or at least an attempt. Last we heard, *Captain Marvel‘s backdrop would be the legendary Kree-Skrull War. Fans who’ve read the Secret Invasion comic know that the Skrulls invading Earth sets a huge potentially course-correcting precedent in the MCU.
Source: Entertainment Weekly