New concept art from Captain Marvel reveals an alternate look for Starforce, the Kree special ops team. For Marvel Studios’ first female led movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they put Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) back in the 1990s. This decision not only largely freed up the movie from most MCU canon, but it also allowed for Captain Marvel to be one of the earliest known heroes.
While Carol eventually learned of her life on Earth and protected her real home planet against a Kree invasion led by Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace), that is not how her story begins in Captain Marvel. The movie starts with Carol living out her life on the Kree home world of Hala, where she is a very powerful warrior/soldier known only as Vers. She’s trained by Yon-Rogg (Jude Law) to harness her abilities and help her become one of the core members of a special arm of the Kree military. The Starforce are led by Yon-Rogg, with Vers joining a roster that includes Korath (Djimon Hounsou), Minn-Erva (Gemma Chan), Bron-Char (Rune Temte), and Att-Lass (Algenis Perez Soto).
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Even though the team appeared to have some scenes cut from the film, it turns out they almost had a completely different look. Concept artist Jackson Sze recently shared an alternate design for the team on social media that reveals several differences from the Starforce’s final appearance. Most notably, the once considered design gives their suits a mostly black color scheme with only sections of the green from the chest on up.
One major difference in terms of the individual character designs that is immediately noticeable is Bron-Char’s size. As the brute of the group, this stature may have better suited the character in Captain Marvel and helped make his presence more noticeable. Temte is 6’3″ but this version of Bron-Char towers over the other Starforce. The decision not to go down this route with the character may have been due to the limiting options of finding an actor who would be easily over 7 feet tall and to avoid having to use CGI to create the character or special camera tricks to make him appear this large.
There’s some other smaller changes to these designs that fans of Marvel comics may appreciate too that ultimately weren’t used. This design incorporates Korath’s headdress from the comics for his helmet, while the tubes around Bron-Char’s neck are also lifted from the source material. Minn-Erva also has her traditional red scarf instead of the black one she wears in the film. We’ll never know why exactly Marvel opted to not use these designs, but maybe those characters who survived Captain Marvel can see their looks evolve closer to this if Captain Marvel 2 also takes place in the past.
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Source: Jackson Sze