According to Comic Book Movie on Sunday, a recent photo of Ronan the Accuser, played by Lee Pace, has been made available online. The character is the evil right hand man to Thanos in James Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy". Ronan is a Kree leader and is of the mind and of the belief that strengths and weaknesses are a question of morality than characteristics of a being.
He is seen wielding his iconic weapon and up until this point, the character has only been identified as a brief flash in the movie trailer and as an action figure. In the comic book, his occupation came into being when he was assigned as the Supreme Accuser of the Kree Empire after he circumvented a fleet of Skrull space ships. His weapon is capable of undeniable and multiple means of compromising his foes. It sounds more like a highly technological device as opposed to a weapon if heard described in a scientific fashion. It's complexity knows no bounds.
The role Ronan the Accuser has in the comic book is the fact he's the son of Thanos and most of his existence was that of a villainous nature. He later becomes the "good guy" over time as he starts to work with the heroes that currently exist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Thanos, who is the puppet master and evil master mind behind all that is happening in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is bent on defeating Earth and gaining great power. He is known for his acquisition of the iconic Infinity Gauntlet and its six gems. For those who have seen the end credits scene of "The Avengers" he has pretty much come to terms with Earthlings to stand firm against any opposition.
Also, when the Mad Titan is told he'll be "courting death" if he should continue to take on the humans, he turns and smiles gleefully. This "glee" is likely his reaction to the personification of Mistress Death who he aims to please by killing a vast majority of beings in the universe just to appease her.
To see what happens, go see "Guardians of the Galaxy" come Aug. 1.