Spoiler: Is This the Main Villain for Captain Marvel II?


Captain Marvel 2 is currently rumored for release in 2023. Given the runaway success of her debut, the popularity of Brie Larson (also now rumored for a Star Wars role) and Marvel Studios’ ambitions to flesh out their cosmic side, it’s certain that it’s being worked on in some capacity. Said sequel should find the character in her post-Endgame state, and in full control of her powers. This means they’re going to need one heck of a villain to match her and now, some new rumors suggest that they’ve found one.


This story comes via the Lords of the Long Box YouTube channel, who claim that Captain Marvel 2 will not only introduce Richard Rider as Nova (in a student/mentor relationship with Carol Danvers), but that we’ll see the Skrull Queen Veranke as the big bad as well. Admittedly, it does conflict with previous rumors which said the main antagonist would be Michael Korvac, but that was from several months ago and things could’ve changed. Or, who knows, maybe both of them will show up?

Veranke made her debut as the villain in Marvel Comics’ Secret Invasion event where she spearheaded an invasion of Earth. In that arc, she impersonated Spider-Woman aka Jessica Drew in order to win the trust of our heroes. It worked, and her plan to subjugate the world came close to success. (via We Got This Covered)


Mandy Parker

Mandy Parker

From a long line, family of geeks, author of several unpublished geek girl books, writer for @BleedingFool. Recovering Game of Thrones fan, life-time Tolkien fan.