Lee Pace (who played Ned in the cult favorite Pushing Daisies) will take on the role of Ronan the Accuser, who was born into an aristocratic family on the planet Hala, then exiled from his own empire. He is initially a villainous figure with superhuman strength, cybernetic armor, and the ability to project energy, but later, he fights to free the people of the Kree Empire.
"This character [created by Stan Lee] has been around since 1967, so there's a lot of backstory there. I've gotten to research Ronan, and I'm really excited to make a villain that's complicated. There's a core of him that you can understand," said Lee.
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