Move over Backstreet Boys, the MCU Skrulls have arrived! With the highly anticipated column in Entertainment Weekly landing, we have our first real look at the Skrulls. While not completely comic book accurate, they do look good.
The first look of an upcoming comic movie cinematic is always exciting, but this one lit the internet ablaze like a wildfire running through a forest. Fans all over the world have been patiently waiting for something from the movie. In fact, a group of men from the United States created a “plea video” on YouTube begging Marvel to give them something. The hilarious video claims that fans are tired of seeing sexy men with abs and need sexy women too.
The EW image shows the alien race walking through water to new land. The picture is crisp, clear and gives a great look at the race. Unfortunately, it immediately found itself compared to 1990’s album cover. I tend to agree with the association.
Make no mistake, even though countless meme’s have begun to surface, we are excited.
What do the Skrulls mean?
First, it sets up any of hundreds of storylines that may utilize the species. Whether the MCU Skrulls or the comic books Skrulls, they are known for their ability to shapeshift and take the permanent spot of anyone that they replicate. With so many contracts set to expire, the Skrulls provide a very clever way to explain where the non-returning actors disappeared to.
If Kevin Feige and company are planning for life after Phase 4, this makes perfect sense.
Second, they immediately give way to one of many fan favourite storylines.
- Secret Invasion
- Kree/Skrull War
- The creation of the Super Skrull
Kevin Feige has made it abundantly clear that the continuation of the MCU involves the outer depths of space. From the planned Eternals movie to the Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel wants to go to space. The acquisition of the Fox properties (Fantastic Four, Annihilus, Galactus, and the Silver Surfer) allows them to do exactly this.
The Skrulls are the gateway to space that Marvel has used in books for decades. They have been used in both the Fantastic Four (now a Marvel property) and the Avengers (already a Marvel property) with massive success. They won’t stop now.
The only question that remains is whether the movie with open with “I Want It That Way” or “Backstreet’s Back”.
Captain Marvel is set to hit theatres March of 2019 and will undoubtedly be another success for the studio.
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