I know I’ve mentioned this before, but Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) is one of my favorite characters of all time. Ms. Marvel, Binary, Warbird, etc…. I’ve read a ton of the stuff around her. So I was excited by the announcement of a movie for her. There aren’t a ton of details around it right now, other than it will take place in the 90s and be focused around her Air Force career.
Of course, being in the 90s opens up a lot of possibilities, and that’s when it comes to the familiar faces. Marvel announced the production yesterday, and the cast list includes Samuel L. Jackson reprising his role as Nick Fury, Clark Gregg as Coulson, and, surprisingly, Lee Pace as Ronan and Djimon Hounsou as Korath (Ronan’s VCR-brained henchman). So it seems that likely we’re going to get a Kree war of some sort.
Given that the Disney/Fox deal isn’t done yet, and likely won’t be until next year at the earliest… it seems unlikely that it will be the Kree-Skrull war since I’m fairly certain the Skrulls are tied up in the Fantastic 4 rights (that’s why we got the Novas like we did in Guardians). I’d love to see it happen, and there could be a lot of ground for the space/mystic stuff once they do get the rights, but for now, it’ll probably more Kree stuff. That was well established in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and obviously Kree lore is a huge part of Carol’s backstory. But so long as the Shi’ar and Skrulls aren’t in the MCU, we won’t get a lot of it.
Edit: As pointed out in a comment below, turns out that apparently they’ve already said that the Skrulls will factor in, since they were part of the Avengers lore with the Kree-Skrull war. So I guess we know some of the basis of the story.