The San Diego Comic-Con concept art for the Skrulls in Captain Marvel has been released, giving us our best look at the MCU version of the villains. Given how far out Captain Marvel‘s release is, it’s naturally the MCU movie that we know the least about right now. While the creatives behind the film are all in place, the movie won’t start production until next year. As we get closer to the start of filming, of course, we will continue to learn more and more about the movie’s characters and plot.
During Marvel’s Hall H panel, it was revealed that Captain Marvel will not only feature Nick Fury, but also take place in the ’90s. On top of that, the movie will see Fury and Cap battling against the Skrulls, an alien race that fans have long been hoping to see in the MCU. During the announcement, concept art for the film was revealed, showing Carol Danvers and her Skrull opponents. Now, the artist behind the art has offered a more up-close look at the extraterrestrial warriors.
Following Marvel’s reveal of the Skrull concept art at Comic-Con, Jerad Marantz posted the pieces he made on his Instagram. Thanks to the images (and the artist’s hashtags) we now know how the Skrulls and Super-Skrulls will look in the film:
Honored to find out this morning that my #skrull designs were shown by the #mcu at #comiccon2017 At first I was afraid that the artwork got leaked and I was a bit panicked, but fortunately it was done on purpose :-) I did these designs while working in house at #marvel on #captainmarvel for the very talented @andyparkart You should all check out his Captain Marvel design. It was also released and is amazing! #marvelcinematicuniverse #marvelmovies #marvel #skrulls #superskrulls #aliens #badguys
Though this might not be the final design for the film, the images are pretty faithful to the comics. Keeping the general look of the Skrulls and their signature color scheme, the design also keeps things in line with the rest of the MCU. The hashtag #superskrull also keys us into the fact that the bulkier Skrull in the second image is likely an elite Super-Skrull. While James Gunn clarified that Marvel and Fox co-own the Skrulls, he made clear that specific members of the race are solely controlled by the latter studio. That means the original Super-Skrull, Kl’rt, is off-limits.
Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and introduced in 1963’s Fantastic Four #18, Super-Skrull possess all the abilities of the Fantastic Four. 2008’s Secret Invasion, however, debuted a number of new Super-Skrulls, each possessing one or more power-sets from famous heroes and also having the power to resist telepathy, Wolverine’s senses, magic, and Spider-Man’s Spidey Sense. So while Kl’rt can’t appear in Captain Marvel, it looks like the idea of Super-Skrulls will factor into the film.
The Skrulls won’t be the only alien race getting the spotlight in the film either. The bulk of the story for Captain Marvel will focus on the Kree-Skrull War from the comics. The Kree have been dancing around the edges of the MCU for years, so seeing them get a prominent place in a film while battling the Skrulls could make for something truly special for comic book fans, when Captain Marvel arrives in theaters.
Source: Jerad Marantz
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