Captain Marvel may be one of the most important movies in the MCU for many reasons. For one, it will serve as a prequel to Ronan and his shenanigans in Guardians of the Galaxy. And more importantly, to Nick Fury and The Avengers. Apart from that, the story will introduce us to a bunch of critical new attributes. Besides the “strongest character in the MCU” herself, we will finally identify the first live-action appearing of the Skrulls.

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These humen have always been an integral part of the Marvel Comics Universe, so it’s surprising that it made so long for them to be introduced to the big screen. There was much to know about the Skrulls, so without giving further ado…


Probably the most well-known( and most important) Skrull fact is their ability to shape-shift. The recurring “Captain Marvel punching an old woman in the face” clip confirms it. But their skills are more impressive then it seems. They can take the physical figure of any human being or alien genus, regardless of contour, width, race and even gender.

Their shape-shifting doesn’t be brought to an end, though. Skrulls can not only turn into any living world but too make the shape of any object. A lamp in a front room is like a likely to be a Skrull as the mailman. They are enabled to blend into any milieu in the nations of the world, as long as it is not a deserted being-less, object-less wasteland.


The Skrulls were one of the first ever Marvel criminals. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby originated the foreigner scoot in 1962 and introduced them in Fantastic Four# 2. The floor begins with each of the four heroes acting in strangely evil natures before it’s uncovered they are actually all Skrulls in guise. They are then discovered by the real FF, who end up defeating them when Reed Richards successfully obliterates their caches and turns them into cows. A delightful route to wrap up any story.

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Since then, these malevolent beings have become one of the prominent genus in the Marvel Universe, having duelled the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, and many Marvel reputations( both protagonists and scoundrels) countless times.


Over the course of Marvel Comics’ endless convoluted storylines, seldom a huge crossover happening is hurled into the concoction that unites the Marvel protagonists( and sometimes villains) into one linear plan. One of the most popular was 2008 ‘s Secret Invasion. This eight-issue comic book serial started with the horrifying revelation that the shape-shifting Skrulls had abducted and supplanted several superheroes over the past couple of years.

They had successfully infiltrated superteams, includes the Avengers, as well as high-ranking positions in S.H.I.E.L.D and were finally ready to complete their definitive attack of Earth. The tagline for the storey was: “Who do you rely? “, as nobody , not even the reader, knew who was real and who was an alien rogue. Fear and displeasure predominated the air.


The Skrull’s shape-shifting influences are staggering as is, but some Skrulls prove to be even more advanced. One controversy inserted us to the Warskrulls, who were able to not only make the physical expression of any being but also gain their supremacies. In Secret Invasion, a large group of Skrulls,( including their Queen Veranke ), were demonstrated to have the same abilities.

They effectively applied those to disguise themselves as various Avengers while also using their strengths to give themselves an upper hand in their conquest. Kl’rt, named the Super-Skrull, was the first to show off this capability in 1963 when he was given the powers of all of the Fantastic Four combined in order to finally beat them.


Throughout all their Marvel history, the Skrulls have faced millions of antagonists, including dozens of superhero units. But nothing have been as important to foiling their plans as the Fantastic Four. Since their first opening in a Fantastic Four problem, the two defending radicals have been at it for decades. And is not merely on paper.

The Skrulls have made appearances in a number of inspired depicts, including some Avengers-themed ones, but nothing thumps their frequent meetings with the Fantastic Four in their four( irony at its best) enlivened line. The Avengers may be Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, but Marvel’s First Family is the main reason the Skrulls have yet to subdue our planet.


The Kree-Skrull war will be a major patch extent in Captain Marvel. In comic myth, the Kree and the Skrulls have an enormously long-lasting struggle. Long-lasting implying “millions of years”. On one specific moment, this struggle bubbled over and the two categories waged struggle on one another. Unfortunately, when two extremely powerful galactic dominions start a battle, the rest of the galaxy cannot flee it, and that includes Earth.

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The 1970 s’ Kree-Skrull War story was Marvel’s first main crossover happen, which included one tonne of Avengers, the Inhumans, and the original Captain Marvel crusading to put an end to the intergalactic madness. It even holds into the Skrulls’ first appearance in Fantastic Four# 2, when Vision is assaulted by three moo-cows. They were revealed to be the Skrulls who were was transformed into cows in their first issue.


The Skrull’s need to rule over Earth, which is especially see in Secret Invasion, begs the question: why are Skrulls so preoccupied with Earth? True, in comic book, numerous planetary entities seem very interested in Earth, predominantly because of its massive function of superpowered people. But in such a case, there is a very different reason.

In Secret Invasion, we learn that the Skrull queen, Veranke, knew of a prophecy that territory their world would be destroyed and Earth would become their brand-new home, by divine will. After the Skrull planet is destroyed, her parties believe her and begin their secret infiltration of the Blue Planet. In this case, the infatuation is primarily religious, as to report to anything else.


The only appointed Skrull strengthened for Captain Marvel is Talos, giving full play to Ben Mendehlson, who will supposedly extend his parties in battle. In the comic books, Talos is a rather curst member of his genus. He is basically a handicapped Skrull, because of his genetic disability to shape-shift. Irrespective of this, Talos was( until very recently) viewed as one of “the worlds largest” feared and respected soldiers in the Empire, generating him his nickname, “The Untamed”.

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However, he was then shunned by his people when he decided to save his own life instead of sacrificing himself for the Skrull Empire when he was captured by the Kree. How the specific characteristics will be showed in the movie is still unknown.


The MCU has given us a glimpse of the Celestials previously. Star-Lord’s evil planet parent, Ego, was our recent glimpse into those god-like entities. The Celestials also support a strong connection to the Skrulls. Highly strong actually, seeing as they created the lettuce alien race. They performed genetic experiments on a reptilian genus and initiated three different variances of a brand-new species, the Skrulls.

There were Prime Skrulls, with no supremacies, Deviant Skrulls, with the ability to shape-shift, and Eternal Skrulls, who were given superpowers and longevity. Shortly after the three groups invited to participate in a civil conflict, with the Deviant Skrulls eliminating the other two races. Therefore, all modern-day Skrulls are Deviant Skrull ancestors.


What attains the Skrulls so interesting is the big capacity they are capable of drawing to the MCU. Since advertise they would be making such a debut in Captain Marvel, love have been relentlessly coming up with dozens of theories on which of the Avengers might actually be Skrulls. Knowing how carefully Marvel proposes their movies, it wouldn’t be a surprise if anyone exposed themselves to have been a dark-green, shape-shifting alien all this time.

Many have theorized that the next major event after Infinity War, will be an adaptation of Secret Invasion. If it were well done, it could be Marvel Studio’s most amazing narrative yet. One where nobody could trust anybody, reiterating back to the HYDRA reveal in Winter Soldier. Except it would be built over 20 movies and would be on a still bigger scale. Make no mistake, the Skrulls inclusion in Captain Marvel is no coincidence. Be ready for when an Avenger divulges his true green colors in the future.

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