The Marvels: Villain Dar-Benn's Powers Revealed (Photos)

By Richard Nebens Updated:
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Zawe Ashton's Dar-Benn showed off her intense powers as she takes her place as the main villain in the MCU's next movie, The Marvels.

The Kree empire is set to make quite the comeback in Captain Marvel 2 as Zawe Ashton embodies Dar-Benn, a powerful Kree leader that will face off against Carol Danvers in her solo sequel.

While she's only been seen in minimal bits of footage so far, Ashton's villain looks to pose a major threat to Captain Marvel as she finds herself on yet another dangerous solo mission taking her across the galaxy.     

Captain Marvel 2 Villain Shines in New Trailer

The newly released second trailer for Marvel Studios' The Marvels highlighted Zawe Ashton's villain, Kree leader Dar-Benn.

30 seconds into the trailer, Ashton's nemesis is seen using her powers against her enemies, wielding a Kree hammer similar to the one that Ronan the Accuser used in 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy.

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Dar-Benn unleashes a massive blast of purple energy that sends her enemies flying in the air a few feet away from her, telling Captain Marvel, "You took everything from me, and now I'm returning the favor."

Zawe Ashton
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She also uncovers a bangle that looks nearly identical to the one Ms. Marvel uses, which she'll seemingly utilize in Captain Marvel 2 to entangle the powers of the three leading heroines.

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The new trailer for The Marvels can be seen below:

Dar-Benn Becomes the MCU's Next Villainous Threat

Bringing a gender-swapped version of a powerful Kree general from the comics, Dar-Benn will be far from an easy villain to take down, even as Carol Danvers gets some extra backup from Monica Rambeau and Kamala Khan.

Ashton has also been teased heavily through promotional material as Marvel looks to continue its run of solid movie villains this year after previous efforts by Kang the Conqueror and the High Evolutionary.

And while it's still a mystery if this will be a one-time deal for Ashton and her character, she'll play a key role in making Captain Marvel 2 one of Marvel's most important stories told through the course of the Multiverse Saga.

The Marvels will premiere in theaters on November 10.

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November 10, 2023
- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.