Annette Bening, the four-time Oscar nominee will join Brie Larson, Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Samuel L. Jackson, Clark Gregg and Gemma Chan in Marvel Studios Captain Marvel film.
The Hollywood Reporter indicates that Bening’s character will be a scientist for the Kree Empire.
Details for the upcoming film are being kept secret, but Kevin Feige did reveal last year that the film would take place in the 1990s and feature the Kree-Skrull war with Skrulls being the main antagonists. Interestingly enough, only Ben Mendelsohn has been speculated to play the leader of the Skrulls. Larson is obviously playing Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel. Jude Law is expected to play the Kree scientist Mar-Vell. Djimon Hounsou and Lee Pace will reprise their roles as Korath and Ronan. Samuel L. Jackson and Clark Gregg will also reprise their roles as Nick Fury and Phil Coulson. Given the movie will be placed in the ’90s, set photos have shown that Nick Fury has hair and both eyes! Gemma Chan is expected to play the Kree scientist Minn-Erva.
If The Hollywood Reporter is correct that Bening is playing a Kree scientist, that doesn’t leave many prominent Marvel Comics characters left to choose from. Probably the most prominent would be the Supreme Intelligence. The Supreme Intelligence is the ruler of the Kree. But it is much more than that. It is actually an amalgamation of the greatest Kree minds assimilated into a computer. Many of the Kree actually worship the Supreme Intelligence as a deity.
It would make sense if Bening was the Supreme Intelligence given the character plays a key role in the Kree-Skrull War. Ronan usurps power from the Supreme Intelligence and sends a Kree Sentry to Earth to kill Captain Marvel.
He would then attempt to devolve the planet in order to use it as a base in the Kree’s war against the Skrulls. However, an emergency message from the Kree would report that the Skrulls had invaded Kree space. Ronan immediately leaves Earth to defend Kree space leaving the Sentry to self-destruct.
Another possibility could be Phyla-Vell who held the titles of Captain Marvel and Quasar in the comics. However, in the comics she was actually a clone of Mar-Vell and only came into being after Genis-Vell had recreated the universe. So, I’m definitely leaning towards the Supreme Intelligence.
Who do you think Anette Bening is playing in Captain Marvel?