What is the Supreme Intelligence? Why is it important? Could it lead to some Fantastic additions to the MCU?
A major aspect of Captain Marvel was the Kree AI known as the Supreme Intelligence. The AI is introduced within the first few minutes of the film as essentially being the leading force behind the Kree empire. We see that the Kree connect to the Supreme Intelligence, and from there are told how to move forward. We’re going to take a closer look at this element of the Marvel universe and how it could play a significant role in the future of MCU films. Be warned, major SPOILERS ahead.
The Supreme Intelligence, often known as Supremor, runs the Kree Empire, and works to help the Kree dominate in their various wars. The Supreme Intelligence was created using the greatest Kree minds, removing them after death and interweaving them into a computer system which then gained a mind of its own. It was created to help the Kree continue to evolve when they realized they had reached an evolutionary plateau.
The start of it’s plans began with creating a Cosmic Cube (re: Tesseract), to rival the powers of the Skrulls’ Cosmic Cube. When that failed, the Supreme Intelligence began to work on evolutionary manipulation beginning with the original Captain Marvel, Mar-Vell. When Mar-Vell stopped Supremor from using himself and a hero known as Rick Jones as tools to take over the Earth, Supremor was temporarily left powerless and unconscious. It would go on to regain power and become a thorn in the side of numerous cosmic heroes.
One of the recurring aspects of the Marvel Comics Universe that is often used by Supremor is the Negative Zone, and weapons that access it. The Negative Zone is essentially a parrellel universe that is made of anti-matter and as such, nearly uninhabited, and difficult to travel between. The anti-matter elements of the Negative Zone have often led numerous villains to use it against the Marvel Heroes.
The Negative Zone was first introduced in Fantastic Four #51 in 1966 and has often been used in a similar capacity to DC Comics’ Phantom Zone. The Fantastic Four will often imprison villains in the Phantom Zone after defeating them, and have travelled there numerous times to fight foes that reside in the Negative Zone or to help with scientific experiments. With Supremor’s introduction into the MCU, there’s a chance that the Negative Zone could begin to come into play and could help introduce the Fantastic Four.
In the 2015 reboot of the Fantastic Four films, the group travelled to the Negative Zone and gained their powers from an accident upon their return. There’s a chance that Marvel Studios could take a queue from that film or at least attempt to incorporate the Negative Zone into the “first family of comics’” origin when they are eventually introduced in the MCU.
The Negative Zone could also be used to help introduce a villain that has long been rumored for the MCU, Annihilus. There were numerous rumors that the 4th Avengers film would be called Annihilation, and would focus less on the Avengers fighting Thanos again and would instead help set up an eventual fight against Annihilus. Something similar to how the first Avengers helped set up Thanos. While it’s unlikely that may happen in Avengers: Endgame, there is the potential for the character to eventually be introduced if the further adventures of Captain Marvel do introduce the Negative Zone to the MCU.
You can catch the Supreme Intelligence in Captain Marvel, which is currently playing in theaters. Be sure to keep following Poor Man’s Spoiler for all of our coverage of the film, and check out the links below for all of our previous coverage.