Another ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Villain Rumor Hints At Kree Introduction

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Ronan The Accuser Marvel Another Guardians of the Galaxy Villain Rumor Hints At Kree Introduction

The most mysterious and interesting of Marvel Studios’ upcoming “Phase Two” slate is that of the risky and ambitious Guardians of the Galaxy. Marvel Comics fans have a rough idea of who the new main characters will be, from official artwork released during last summer’s Iron Man 3 Comic-Con panel and pre-production concept art since, but what other space-faring characters and alien races of the cosmos will be included remains a mystery as James Gunn slowly casts his roster.

Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista are playing three of the leads, and some of the many supporting roles are being played by Michael Rooker, Ophelia Lovibond, Enzo Cilenti and Lee Pace, the latter of which is reportedly playing the unnamed feature villain of Guardians of the Galaxy.

Rumors upon unverified rumors, fueled mostly by speculation have listed characters ranging from Thanos’ Henchman, The Controller to more ancient foes like The Collector, and the latest character to be namedropped as a potential antagonist is one from one of the most notable alien races in the Marvel universe: Ronan the Accuser.

Ronan is a key member of the Kree, one of the alien races rumored years ago to potentially be a part of the story of The Avengers. The Kree are enemies of the Skrulls, and Ronan is a super powerful judge, jury and executioner type figure who began as a villain but turned out to be a hero of his people.

Ronan the Accuser Hammer Marvel Another Guardians of the Galaxy Villain Rumor Hints At Kree Introduction

In the Ultimate Marvel Comics universe, for which many of the X-Men and Marvel movies have drawn inspiration from, Ronan is actually the son of Thanos – the villain from the end of The Avengers who will return for Guardians and The Avengers 2 – so there are easy connections to be made for James Gunn without having to help moviegoers navigate through the detailed and complex universe established over decades of Marvel Comics stories.

By the time the film finishes shooting in London we’ll have gone through all of the space-faring villains who’ve appeared in the multiple Marvel Comics iterations of Guardians of the Galaxy and other space-focused stories. The film is being rewritten and directed by James Gunn and begins shooting this summer (to be released in 3D) so it won’t be long until we start learning legitimate details. Even if Ronan isn’t the main “bad guy,” he would be an important character to at least introduce if Marvel Studios and producer/president Kevin Feige are looking to make use of the Kree at some point. We also need to point out that Ronan and the Kree have big history with The Inhumans and their leader Black Bolt – another property Feige is looking to bring to the big screen, possibly in Phase Three.

Interested readers should check out Marvel’s 2006-07 Annihilation and Annihilation Conquest miniseries, which include Ronan, Thanos, Nova and the origins of the Guardians of the Galaxy relaunch. It could very well be the best source of stories Marvel Studios can pull from for the Guardians of the Galaxy series.


Iron Man 3 releases May 3, 2013, Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014The Avengers 2 on May 1, 2015, Ant-Man on November 6, 2015, and Doctor Strange sometime after that.

Let me know on Twitter @rob_keyes who you’d like to see in Guardians of the Galaxy!

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  1. Awesome news. Hopefully they do introduce Ronan and the Kree (and Nova!)… then it’s all about bringing on the Inhumans for Phase 3 (and hopefully another GOTG).

  2. That’d be awesome.

  3. Kree would be awesome villains although i really wanna see kang

    • hahaha.. dont expect him anytime soon. im betting on ultron for phase 3 villain and kang the conqueror will be an avengers villain, so he would be in phase 4 i think. he would never be a single superhero villain. hes to formidable for that.

  4. Hmm could be interesting, then again so would the original captian marvel or Nova.

    Say could you guys do a list of Ant-Man’s supervillians, could be fun to do a bit of conjecture

    • I’m betting Nova makes an appearance in GOTG.

    • Are sure you want a list with Egghead as the headliner? 😀

      • Whirlwind(aka the human top), The black Knight, and Porcupine(a battle suit) are also headliners. Not to mention Ultron

    • As for Ant Man villain speculation I really hope they don’t use A.I.M. Iron Man 3 just used them and I don’t really want to see them become marvels umbrella bad guys. Plus M.O.D.O.K. would not translate to the screen well lol. Besides in the comics A.I.M. is pretty boring they haven’t led any large scale attacks since their split from Hydra in the 60’s they mostly are responsible for various mad scientist projects like the creation of the Red Hulk.

  5. I would love to see the Kree! Maybe we could get a hint of Mar-vell in the future? Miss Marvel too?

  6. I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it: Marvel had better give us something substantial with Thanos soon. If they continue to “tease” him all the way through casting changes and phase 3, that would be VERY upsetting.

    • How soon are you expecting? More than likely, he’s gonna show up in Avengers 2.

      • I say at the end of GOTG Thanos shows up and wipes the floor with the Guardians completely kills them off and that will finally give the avengers a real threat.

        • They’ll appear to die, but I think they’ll bring ’em back at some point. At least I hope they do!

        • make a whole movie (on an extremely high budget nonetheless), just kill off all the leads, especially when one of them is Zoe Saldana?

          • They are dealing with Alternate timelines so you can kill them every 2 seconds and still have an infinite number of Guardians left.

        • I’m not sure that’ll happen, but I think he’ll pop up like he did in the Avengers. He needs to be teased, but not to the point where it’s getting old. I say he pops up one more time in GOTG, but he’ll make a full appearance in Avengers 2. I honestly believe he won’t even have that big of a role in Avengers 2.

          • I’m just hoping he does a lot more than just “pop” up is what I’m saying.

            He should get some kind of mention in Thor 2 also, know that Loki is imprisoned Thor can press the questions he asked in Avengers –

            “Who showed you this power? Who controls the would-be king?”

            • I agree, they should definitely mention him in Thor.

      • He’ll show up, but they’ve already said Thanos won’t be the main villain until Avengers 3.

  7. Judge, jury, and executioner? I approve.

    • Hahaha! Just what I was thinking. ++900000

  8. Ronan could make for an interesting addition but I agree Thanos better get more screen time than a smile at the camera for sure. I always hate when movies and tv use that whole “man behind the scenes controlling all the villains but never is shown” angle. Captain Marvel would be awesome to include in their films eventually. Nova is another character I’d like to see and I said before they should have introduced Quasar in the Agents of Shield show. I would have like to see agent Wendell Vaughn be the main character of that show instead of bringing Coulson back which could have lead to him finding the Quasar bands.

    • I think they’ll introduce Quasar in the Captain America film… hopefully.

      • I hope so!

    • But in this case, nobody expected Thanos to show up at the end, and it was a big surprise that he did.

  9. Didn’t someone once have the theory that the character listed as “The Other” from the Avengers movie was Ronan the Accuser? I guess that’s off the table now.

    • In the comics, “The Other” was an alias of Chthon the Elder God. – Marvel Wiki

  10. RONAN! Epic! Bring on the Annihilators! In the Guardians comic, Ronan was the ruler of the Kree Empire, after the Supremor was corrupted by the Phalanx. Way before that, Ronan went toe to toe with Gamora! Hope to see that fight in the movie!!

    • *and Ronan in the picture too haha my bad

      • Lol those aren’t the other Guardians of the Galaxy, those are the Annihilators! All of them Omega Class Cosmic Threats all under one team of destruction.

        • :O!! Sh*t just got real! dang i had no idea! haha they’re badass!! now i really want them on the film! >:D

          • After Thanos Imperative, they all teamed up again (except for Nova). It was a mini-series that lasted 4 issues. However during those 4 issues, it was said that if they were all to fight at full strength simultaneous, the entire universe would be disrupted.

            They teamed up again (for the 3rd time) in 2012 but they didn’t have Silver Surfer.

            Marvel NOW! has to bring them back soon and this time with Richard Rider!

            • I agree. Loving GOTG vol 3.

            • Well as for me I am hoping to see Beta Ray Bill in Thor 2. Didnt realize he was considered that big a threat!

              • @FILTHpig, Hell yeah! Can’t wait till next month! Marvel NOW! is doing an amazing job. Same with Nova.

                @Mando-Ant Man, Well he the good guy version of Khan in his society. Now add that with the Odin Force.

  11. This is how I hope it turns out. Come Thor 2, they should mention Thanos at least and probably best in the post-credits scene, yet in my opinion they shouldn’t see Thanos stealing the Gauntlets until Thor 3 (Which they more than likely will make). Come Captain America 2, they will make things go dark, meaning that people will not trust other people mostly Avengers not trusting S.H.I.E.L.D. By the time of Guardians of the Galaxy, they should have Thanos not as primary villian, but mentioned more and at least a few scenes in the movie. It is confirmed that GOTG will not be in Avengers 2, but more than likely Avengers 3. I think in GOTG Ronan would be a suitable villain and perfecting time to show characters like Nova, the Kree, and more.

  12. They should show The Other, The Collector and Ronan in some way in either GOTG and/or Avengers 2.

  13. If they introduce the Kree, then there is no reason not to introduce Ms Marvel.

    • True, but it would still be a few movies off. They should introduce Carol Danvers in the next Avengers and give her her own movie in Phase 3.

  14. Live Kree or Die!! Don’t forget The Thanos Imperative for good GoG reading.

  15. possible Kree-Krull war being set up. i think GOTG gonna be pretty amazing. can both marvel and fox both use the skrull?

  16. Heard this couple days ago and almost exploded with excitement. If true it will open up the big empires in the marvel universe.
    Like how everyone saying it could be jumping off point for Captain Marvel.
    I totally could see Armie Hammer playing Captain Marvel.

  17. with yondu in the movie i would expect at least vance astro of the original guardans but the character i want to see is starhawk

  18. This is fantastic news. Ronan would be great in GotG. I am really looking forward to this movie. When it was first talked about, I kept saying no way, too risky, but the more I’m hearing, I think Marvel might be on to something very big here. This movie is shaping up to very good.

  19. I would like to see Captain Mar-Vell and possibly return of the Silver Surfer now that would be awesome!!!

  20. I would love it if they introduced the Kree, so many possibilities from that. Of course I mainly think of Mar-Vell and Captain Marvel (Danvers), but there are many other amazing things they could include in the MCU after that.

    I’m really excited for GotG, I think it’s shaping up to be an amazing movie! 😀

  21. This is the one I’ve been waiting for GOTG I know little about the source material so it’s all new to me can’t wait

  22. Ah, very nice! So Ronan will most likely be Thanos main henchman and muscle in phase 2-3, since Loki failed. Ronan is a very interesting character to develop on screen. Ronan is like the cosmic Wolverine. He’s pretty much one of the most powerful dudes in the universe (other than Thanos,Galactus, etc…) and sits on the galactic council, which basically oversees the universe(multiverses) in the Gotg Infinity series, never goes down without a fight and manages to get his but kicked most of the time like Wolverine. but when he triumphs, its epic!