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Captain Marvel to take place in Guardians of the Galaxy side of the universe, bring back old MCU
Marvel announced on Monday that Captain Marvel will bring back a host of old heroes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. - photo by Herb Scribner
Marvel announced Monday that Captain Marvel," scheduled to be released March 2019, will bring heroes and villains from the Marvel Cinematic Universe back from the dead.

It appears that Lee Pace and Djimon Hounsou, who portrayed Ronan the Accuser and Korath the Pursuer, respectively, in Guardians of the Galaxy, will return for the upcoming Marvel movie, which means it will take place on the same side of the universe as Guardians.

The movie is reportedly set in the 1990s, making it a flashback movie for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That explains why Korath and Ronan, who died in the first Guardians film, will make their returns.

According to Mashable, this isnt surprising the two "Guardians" villains will return since the Skrull alien race is "Captain Marvel's" primary villain. For her upcoming role as the superhero, Brie Larson will be in the middle of a space battle with the villains.

It's a safe bet that the Skrulls sit on one side of that conflict," wrote Adam Rosenberg for Mashable. "Now that we've learned Ronan and Korath are returning, it's fair to speculate that their people, the Kree, form the other side of that conflict. Especially since Danvers herself is half-Kree in the comics."

Actor Clark Gregg, who played Agent Phil Coulson in The Avengers and earlier MCU movies, will also reprise his role in "Captain Marvel" since the film is a flashback, and Samuel L. Jackson is set to return to his role as Director Nick Fury, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Captain Marvel begins production this week and hits theaters March 8, 2019.
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