Djimon Hounsou Explains How Korath From ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Fits Into ‘Captain Marvel’ [Set Visit Interview]

/Film | 2/12/2019 | Peter Sciretta
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Djimon Hounsou returns to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain Marvel, reprising his role as Korath. You might remember we last saw Korath in Guardians of the Galaxy as a subordinate of Ronan the Accuser who travels to the planet Morag to retrieve an Orb that has been stolen by Star-Lord. While the character was killed in that film, a younger version of Korath will appear in this MCU prequel. Before he joined Ronan, ’90s-era Korath was a member of Starforce alongside Carol Danvers.

On the Los Angeles set of the film, we sat down and talked with Hounsou about Korath’s role in this film, his function in Star Force, his relationship with Carol Danvers, comparing the film to James Gunn’s work, and more.

Question - Differences - Character

Question: So what can you guys say about the differences in this character from when we’ve met him?

Djimon Hounsou: Not much of a difference with Korath, other than he’s still the pursuer, the killing machine, as we came to meet him the first time in the first “Guardians”. He’s slightly younger here. Other than that he’s still the same killing machine.

Question - Can - Korath - Role - Star

Question: Can you talk about Korath’s role in the Star Force?

Djimon Hounsou: Korath, obviously he’s a member of the Starforce, just being on a mission. It’s just so vague as a question to be very specific. Again, some of these stories, forgive me for saying, but we’re gonna have to be lighthearted about it. That’s the nature of those characters, and where the costume itself is a character and must exist and be featured. Korath is still the pursuer.

Question - Scene - Today - Mission

Question: What can you tell us about the scene we’ve been watching today, of them coming back from the mission?

Djimon Hounsou: The scene today is mostly about the Starforce Team going on a mission to retrieve the subject basically. We’re...
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