‘The Avengers’: New Kree/Skrull Rumors Surface

Published 3 years ago by , Updated June 27th, 2013 at 3:12 pm,

The Avengers Movie Kree vs. Skrulls The Avengers: New Kree/Skrull Rumors Surface

For over a year now we’ve been hearing rumors that the shape-shifting alien race known as The Skrulls would be the primary villains in Marvel’s The Avengers movie. However, since that initial rumor surfaced, conflicting reports have come in about how the Skrulls would be implemented into the story of The Avengers’ formation. The two most consistent rumors have been that either Thor’s brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and/or The Skrulls’ hated enemy – the alien race known as The Kree – would be involved in the epic conflict that threatens Earth and assembles its mightiest heroes together.

Today we have more evidence suggesting that The Avengers will use the legendary Kree/Skrull war as its conflict, with Earth and its superheroes caught in the middle. This “evidence” comes our way via Before the Trailer, which tracked down an open casting call to New Mexico residents to be extras in The Avengers movie. We already know that the film is shooting in New Mexico, so the casting call for extras in that area certainly makes sense.

Check out the alleged call sheet for yourselves:

As many New Mexico local residents as possible will be cast.
• This is a PAID job.
• No experience working as an extra or actor is required.
• All ages and types are needed, but must be 18+ to attend.
• Will accept non-returnable photos of kids that can obtain work permit.
• Come to the open casting call well groomed, and well dressed.
• Please bring a pen and photo ID.
• Photos will be taken at NO CHARGE at the open casting call.
• NO PHONE CALLS to the casting call venue.


Extras Casting

All Locations:

Maryellen Aviano
“The Avengers” Extras Casting Coordinator
1000 Flower Street
Glendale, CA 91201

Writer/Director:

Joss Whedon

Starring:

Robert Downey Jr. – Iron Man
Scarlett Johansson – Black Widow
Chris Evans – Captain America
Chris Hemsworth – Thor
Don Cheadle – War Machine
Jeremy Renner – Hawkeye
Tom Hiddleston – Loki
Mark Ruffalo/Lou Ferrigno – The Hulk
Clark Gregg – S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson
Samuel L. Jackson – S.H.I.E.L.D. Director General Nick Fury

Story:

A superhero team called “The Avengers” do battle against two separate alien extraterrestrial humanoid life forms. The Avengers are a superhero team, consisting of a group of Marvel Comics heroes aka “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”. The aliens that The Avengers will fight are called “The Kree” and “Skrulls”. These two extraterrestrial races become embroiled in a war for ages that ultimately makes its way to Earth, and the Avengers unite to intervene with all their power and might combined.

We’ve known for awhile that Mark Ruffalo will being doing motion-capture to create The Hulk in The Avengers movie, and that Lou Ferrigno would be providing the voice of the Jade Giant, so that’s not a revelation. Still, there are a few things to discuss here:

Firstly, there’s the issue of the Kree/Skull war. I recently wrote a piece talking about The Skrulls and Loki being The Avengers villains, in which I laid down a few opinions about why such a combination would be good not only for The Avengers but for the expanding Marvel Movie Universe as a whole. The bottom line is this: having an extraterrestrial threat, combined with Loki using the “Cosmic Cubes” to point the alien threat at Earth, perfectly utilizes all the characters and plot threads that Marvel has been building in their respective films. It also leaves the door wide open for the future of Marvel’s Movie Universe.

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  1. Kofi’s plot sounds good but I tend to agree with jwalka based on the precedence of similar scripts like X3, Spidey 3, Batman & Robin which put so much and yet failed to thrill fanboys. Too much expectation, too much happening in one movie at the expense of a good story. Granted by the time the movie is out we would be familiar with most of the characters (as in film) on display. Nevertheless the bonding and clash of egos should not be rushed. Iron Man 2 was not bad but seemed too clustered with info that the producers wanted to put out there. Indeed I would like to see the Marvel Universe come to life quickly. (I for one would like to see Galactus,Thanos,The Watcher heck even Sub Mariner!) However I would caution that most movie goers will not be familiar or interested in this- rather a good script that can be followed without a Marvel ‘lexicon’ would suffice. Let’s not lose the respectability that comic movies have attained thanks to The Dark Knight, XMen 2 and co. by cramming them up with our wishlists.Easy does it.

  2. YES!!!! So War Machine WILL be in the movie! It would make no since not to when they need al the heroes they can get.

  3. I would eventually like to see the Annhilators make it to the big screen in one of these Avengers movies…They are a new team that consists of the Silver Surfer, Beta-Ray Bill, Gladitator, Ronan and Quasar…with the Spaceknights!! taking on the Dire Wraiths…SPOILER AHEAD FOR FANTASTIC FOUR COMICS …….

    This may tie in with the recent FF4 storyarc which featured the death of the Human Torch in issue 587..

    The Spaceknights are making a comeback…we will probably never see ROM again as Parker Brothers owns the rights to the look of the character as he was based on a toy first that was later adapted into a comic book..I always loved ROM : Spaceknight..

  4. I don’t know about any of you guys but the idea of a real live TALKING Hulk makes me really happy. I am a huge fan of Mr. Fixit and the Grey Hulk in general. My favorite version was on the 90′s cartoon where he would get mad and turn into Grey Hulk. Then he would get really pissed and turn green. I can’t wait.

  5. Hey thanks is part skrull, is that correct? Cause they could use him in a skrull revenge type scenario after the first film!

  6. I meant thanos sorry

    • No, I don’t think he is. Thanos is an Eternal, born on one of the moons of Saturn.

      • Titan.

  7. I don’t care what they do with the movie it’s gonna be great to see these heros and villains interact.

    -What they need to do is add some references to other Marvel characters in their movies to fully flesh out the universe. A random webbing saving someone in the background or some adamantuim claw markings on a building, work it like X-men 2 did it with Colossus, only for a second but it was epic to see. CAMEO’S WE NEED CAMEO’S! Tons of Marvel characters have interacted with one another in the comics, we need to see that happen more. That would change the future of the franchise!

  8. I would like to see the Civil War story line

  9. I was actually dissapointed to learn that the rumor about the villain being thanos wasn’t true. Now appearntly there will be no battle with the hulk. I’m affarid marvel is building up to a huge let down. If to much time is spent with filler and not enough combat ie. Iron man 2 then this movie is doomed. The only hope now is to follow the avengers animated movie formula.

  10. Kofi -
    Nice job using “alleges” instead of something else (like “confirms”)
    Keep up the good work

  11. there were rumours that they were talking about making the hulk a villian in the avengers movie, does anyone no if its true??

    • Dosen’t look like it now. Unless they do the ultimates thing and have him help at first and then being over charged in battle he attackes the avengers. I’m dying to see Thor vs Hulk in live action.

  12. I did a lot of extra work when I first joined SAG (not sometning I am proud of, or that I list on a resume, but it is honest and sometimes interesting, usually boring work, but I needed the pay and health insurance). Anyway, I have seen a lot of actual casting notices for film extra work, and while there would be such casting going on right now, the amount and kind of information in the supposed call sheet above smells a bit fake to me. Unless this is a backdoor way for Marvel Studios to seed either true details (or plant red herrings and misdirection) to the fans, there would be no reason at all in announcing an open call for non-union local extras to get into plot details, or to give a cast list (and the fact that they even show the hybrid Ruffalo/Ferrigno credit for the Hulk makes this particulary seem like something fan made).

    In a SAG extra listing, you are told the name of the project (and sometimes not even that yet), the director, and most importantly the casting director who is casting extras. And the rest of the information is about what THEY need– a description of what age and type of people they need to cast, and of course what potential dates you would need to be available for.

    Open calls for non-union extras and civilians may have less of an official format, as those are often as much publicity events as actual attempts to fill positions (anyone remember the “national search” of open calls for a Robin… which of course weht to Chris O’Donnell). So I could see seeding some salacious details to gather more of a crowd and get free publicity. That sort of thing might name stars and talk up plot details to get some free buzz. But if that were the case, then we that plot summary would be available online in official places alongside the details of the open calls. No internal or secret document that is meant to communicate extras casting would include that cast list and a plot summary because that information is immaterial in actually finding the extras you need. And plot information, as well as casting that hasn’t been announced yet, would not get casually thrown around. Surely the person doing the local extra hiring doesn’t need to know who is playing Loki, whether Lou Ferrigno is doing a voice, or whether the movie is about Kree and Skrulls.

    Sorry, but I think you have been given some faked information tacked onto some real information.

  13. PS One last thought- And the fact that someone even used the word “call sheet” when they gave this information is suspect. The call sheet lists who is scheduled to work on a shooting day, where, and when. For example, if Avengers is shooting tomorrow, the principal call sheet will list the principal actors, when they arrive, and usually on the other side the crew is listed. An extras call sheet does the same for what extras have been hired for the day, the number they have been given, and a descriptor of what they are supposed to be (e.g. Extras #1-20 tomorrow might be “college students”, #21-25 might be “scientists”, etc.)

    A document that describes a casting search and roles that need to be filled is called a breakdown, and has a very specific format. And a breakdown for an extra role usually have very little information. For example, a current and publically accesible breakdown for something shooting in New York soon looks like this:

    “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
    Theatrical, SAG Posted: 12/16/2010
    Category Feature Film
    Union Status SAG
    Director Stephen Daldry
    Requesting Submissions From
    New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico
    Role
    YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE ON 3/18/2011 TO SUBMIT FOR THIS ROLE.
    submit SAG PEDS AND BLUE COLLAR TYPES FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 18 / SAG / Background / Male or Female / All Ethnicities / 18-65
    Seeking SAG pedestrians and blue collar Brooklyn types for exterior work on Friday, March 18th.
    Shoot Date: 3/18/2011″

    As you can see, no cast list or plot synopsis is given because, well, you are submitting to be considered to be paid 75 bucks for the day or something to be a non-union extra. Either you want that work on not. You don’t get script approval. So the flow of information tends to be them telling you what they are looking for to best get the right candidates. It is not for them to spoil plot details or make sure you are excited about the cast list.

    Now every once in awhile someone reading closely can find a spoiler. For example, seasons back, a call for SAG Extras with police dress blue uniforms for a police funeral scene for Rescue Me could make one guess that a character who is a police officer in the show would be dying soon. But that is about as close to spoilers to be found as I can think of, as production and casting is very careful about this sort of thing.

  14. Thanks a lot for the details, David. It did sound like too much info for a movie yet to commence shooting.

  15. Here’s a good question, why would marvel show off the infinity guantlet at SDCC and not involve it in the story? I can understand not using it in Thor but for the guantlet to be just a prop is unthinkable.

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