WARNING! Spoilers for Captain Marvel.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has finally introduced the Skrulls thanks to Captain Marvel, but will they have a bigger role to play in Avengers: Endgame? The green shape-shifting aliens have long been among the most requested additions to the MCU, as they are some of the biggest foes in Marvel Comics. However, as far as Captain Marvel showed, the Skrulls are actually largely misunderstood.
In Captain Marvel, the Skrulls are originally positioned as the villains to Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) and the Kree. However, Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) eventually revealed that he could be an ally to Carol and helped explain to her that the Kree have been lying to her for years. The movie ended with Carol and the Skrulls going off to find a new home for them, which has led many to wonder what their future will be in the MCU.
Screen Rant's latest Marvel video takes a look at the shape-shifters to examine what role they could play in Avengers: Endgame. Thanks to their abilities, many are theorizing that they will be used to reveal that some longtime MCU characters are not actually who they appear to be. Check out the full breakdown in the video above.
If Avengers: Endgame does reveal that some of our favorite MCU heroes are actually Skrulls, one of the most theorized choices is Nick Fury. The former director of S.H.I.E.L.D. has already had an encounter with the Skrulls in Captain Marvel, and how he eats his toast has strangely become the center of the theories. What has made these theories all the more popular is concept art from Captain Marvel of a Skrull transforming into Fury. This was not featured in the solo movie, but it does show that Marvel was thinking about such an idea.
Regardless of what switch may come, Kevin Feige has confirmed that the Skrulls do have a future in the MCU in some form. This could be in the past if Captain Marvel 2 is another prequel to the larger MCU, but it may also be done to help the shared universe build up to their take on the iconic comic storyline Secret Invasion. If other characters are revealed to be Skrulls along the way, there are several other logical choices for the Skrulls to target. As far as Avengers: Endgame is concerned, though, there is so far no concrete information that points to the Skrulls making an appearance. But, since we've seen so little from the movie overall, there is room for them to make a surprising addition to the cast.
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019