Before they take centre stage in Captain Marvel, here’s where we’ve seen The Kree before.
The Kree are a race of noble warriors- or so Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, has been lead to believe.
The truth of the matter will likely come out when Captain Marvel hits theatres in February. However, the film will not be the first time we have seen the Kree in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Let’s look back at the supposed ‘noble warriors’ previous MCU appearances.
Guardians Of The Galaxy
The first Kree we meet in an MCU film gives a less than positive first impression.
Ronan the Accuser is the main villain of the first Guardians of The Galaxy film. He has allied himself with Thanos, who promised him the destruction of Xandar (Ronan’s Father and Grandfather having died in a Kree/Xandar War) in exchange for Ronan retrieving the Orb. Working under Thanos’ orders, Ronan is personally responsible for the murder of Drax’s Wife and daughter.
Upon learning that the Orb contains an Infinity Stone, Ronan turns on Thanos. He decides he can use the Stone to destroy Xandar himself.
Fortunately, Ronan’s plans are thwarted by the newly formed Guardians of The Galaxy.
Ronan will reappear in Captain Marvel, which is set nearly two decades before Guardians of The Galaxy. Some fans believe the film will reveal how Ronan came to be associated with Thanos, which would give Carol Danvers pre-existing knowledge of Thanos before her appearance in Avengers: Endgame.
Guardians of The Galaxy Vol.2
The Kree only appear briefly in Guardians of The Galaxy Vol.2, running from Ego’s attempted expansion. However, they are referenced multiple times through out the film.
After the Ravager’s mutiny against Yondu, Taserface plans to hand the former Captain in to The Kree for a bounty. Kraglin, regretting the mutiny by that point, asks if the Kree will kill Yondu. Nebula informs him that it would probably quick, as the Kree claim to be merciful.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
The Kree play a quite major role throughout the TV series Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
A dead Kree is seen in the thirteenth episode of season one. It is revealed that the serum which revived Agent Coulson from the dead was extracted from the alien’s corpse.
Later came the reveal that the Kree were responsible for the creation of the Inhumans. In season two, a Kree known as Vin-Tak is sent to kill the Inhumans, seen as a mistake by many Kree.
Thankfully, Vin-Tak is stopped by Lady Sif.
After being absent from the big screen since his apparent death in The Avengers, Agent Coulson is also set to reappear in Captain Marvel. This has lead some fans to believe that the world of the films and the series may finally converge.
While the Kree may not be as noble as Carol Danvers has been told, nor are they entirely sinister, they are more likely to be somewhere in between.
We’ll have to wait until Captain Marvel hits theatres for the whole truth.