We know that Marvel’s Secret Invasion series is going to be released in the next few months as we are about to see the next chapter in the series portion of the MCU. This story will follow Nick Fury as he embarks on a mission involving the fate of the entire world, especially because there’s a good chance that the Skrulls might be plotting an invasion that could jeopardize the safety of the entire planet.
Based on the Secret Invasion storyline in the comics, the series might follow the comic book story about how the Skrulls have been on Earth for a long time and were posing as superheroes. As such, there’s a good chance that some of the MCU heroes and characters we know are Skrulls. With that said, let’s look at the MCU characters that might secretly be Skrulls.
15. The POTUS
Of course, it makes sense for the Skrulls to install one of their own on the seat of the most powerful political figure in the entire world. That’s why the President of the United States in the MCU could be a Skrull the entire time to control the events happening in one of the most powerful nations on Earth. As such, there’s a good chance that this revelation could happen in the Secret Invasion series.
The only US President revealed in the MCU is Matthew Ellis, who was revealed during Iron Man 3. Ellis is still the current POTUS, even though it has been years since we saw him in Iron Man 3. We don’t know how the politics work in the MCU, but it is possible that special events allowed Ellis to serve more than two terms. So, if Ellis was a Skrull, he might have found a way to manipulate the political environment so that he could sit as the POTUS long after he finished his second term.
14. Happy Hogan
While we know that Happy Hogan is one of the most lovable characters in the MCU because he genuinely loved Tony Stark, there’s still a good reason to believe he might be a Skrull in disguise. Of course, this is because the Skrulls would want to have someone close to one of the smartest men on the planet so that they could keep an eye on the different technological advancements happening on Earth.
After Stark’s death, Hogan ended up having a higher position in Stark Industries and now has a good amount of control over the decisions of one of the most powerful tech companies in the entire world. So, if he was a Skrull the entire time, he is now capable of manipulating the entire world through the technological prowess of Stark Industries.
13. Phil Coulson
We know that Phil Coulson was killed by Loki in the first Avengers film but ended up returning in the events of Agents of SHIELD, which may or may not be part of the MCU canon. As such, we don’t know Coulson’s status in the MCU, as he might still be alive. That is why we do not doubt the possibility that the MCU would allow Coulson to return during the events of the Secret Invasion.
So, if that’s the case, there’s a good chance that Coulson was a Skrull the entire time and could find a way to fake his death back in the events of Avengers so that he could infiltrate the government in secret. Then again, if Coulson’s MCU counterpart is dead, then he probably was human the entire time.
12. Ulysses Klaw
Ulysses Klaw was one of the biggest villains of Black Panther because he was smuggling Vibranium from Wakanda to sell it to some of the most powerful people in the world. First introduced in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Klaw became a villain in the first Black Panther movie as he worked alongside Erik Killmonger, only for him to get betrayed and killed by the prodigal son of Wakanda.
However, there’s a good chance that a different version of Klaw might still be alive somewhere on Earth and that this version is a Skrull. Of course, it is also possible that the version that Killmonger killed was the Skrull. So, if that’s the case, Klaw might return somewhere down the line because he was always one of the most prominent comic book villains in Marvel.
11. War Machine
Yes, this might sound strange because War Machine has always been one of the true OGs of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as Colonel James Rhodes has always been around since Iron Man, the first MCU movie. Rhodes was close to the late Tony Stark and one of the most active Avengers members. So, if Rhodey could be a Skrull in disguise, it would make sense for him to be one.
That’s because Rhodes, before becoming an Avenger, worked with the US Military and was the liaison that worked with Tony Stark and Star Industries concerning the weapons sold to the US Military. As such, the Skrulls would want to install a man to work with the US Military and with one of the most powerful companies in the entire world. Then again, it is questionable why Rhodes would end up risking his life for the universe’s sake during the Infinity War and Endgame events if he had been a Skrull the entire time.
10. Sharon Carter
Sharon Carter was introduced as a SHIELD agent installed as Steve Rogers’ neighbor so she could keep an eye on him back in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Since then, she has had a different career path as she worked with SHIELD but eventually became a villain selling weapons and technology to criminals. And let’s not forget that she claims to be related to Peggy Carter, the love of Steve Rogers’ life.
Nevertheless, we know that Carter has had a change of heart and is now actively working as a dealer of weapons and technology in the black market. As such, she could be a Skrull that now has to work to equip different criminals and villains with weapons and technology to make the world more chaotic. Thanks to Carter’s efforts, this would allow the Skrulls to invade the planet smoothly as different people are fighting.
9. Thunderbolt Ross
Thunderbolt Ross has been around since the 2008 Hulk movie, where he acted as one of the antagonists. However, he has since played a huge role in the political side of the MCU, especially after pushing for the Sokovia Accords during the events of Captain America: Civil War. And we know that he will have a bigger role in the future when the Thunderbolts movie gets released.
Because he is a powerful man within the US Government, Ross could be a Skrull in disguise, as we know that Skrulls are quite possibly looking to install people in influential positions so that they could push their agenda. And the Sokovia Accords were probably an idea that came from the Skrulls.
Okoye is one of the most loyal members of the Wakandan royal family guard and was the leader at one point in her life. She has always been there to protect the royal family members and was incredibly loyal to T’Challa during the late king’s lifetime. But while she may be loyal to Wakanda, there’s still a good chance she could be a Skrull in disguise.
Wakanda is known as the most powerful country in the entire world due to its access to Vibranium and the technology that it allows them to develop. As such, it would make sense for the Skrulls to install one of their own at the side of the royal family of Wakanda so that they could monitor the events happening in the most powerful nation on Earth.
7. Hank Pym
Think of the surprise and shock to the different people of the MCU if they were to learn that one of the smartest men on the planet was a Skrull the entire time. Hank Pym was one of the founders of SHIELD and was the one that invented the Pym particles, which are the very same particles that power Ant-Man and the Wasp. Of course, these particles also allow people to travel from one dimension and timeline to another at the quantum level.
While we know that Hank has a daughter in the form of Hope, it might be possible that the current Hank is a replacement for the old Hank, as a Skrull may have replaced the real one. And the reason why the Skrulls wanted their own Hank Pym to replace the old one is to get closer to the Pym particles, which have the potential to change everything at the quantum level.
6. Jimmy Woo
We met Jimmy Woo in the events of the first Ant-Man movie as he was mostly a comedic character that no one would ever suspect to have a hidden agenda. He was a law enforcement character who tried to keep Scott Lang from trouble. However, he did end up investigating the events of WandaVision. And this could be the reason why he might be a Skrull.
Skrulls are often close to where the action is, and that means that the Skrulls might have installed one of their own in the form of Jimmy Woo so that he could investigate the things that were happening during the events of WandaVision, especially because the Skrulls were interested in what Wanda could do with her power.
5. Erik Selvig
Introduced in the first Thor movie as the mentor of Jane Foster, Erik Selvig is a genius who became more of a background character as the MCU progressed because he had probably retired somewhere along the way after the events of Thor: The Dark World. Nevertheless, there could still be a chance he might be a Skrull.
Selvig used to be one of the most respected astrophysicists on the planet, and it would make perfect sense for the Skrulls to install one of their own in the academic world. Of course, having someone working alongside Foster, another respected astrophysics, and Thor, the God of Thunder, would have also benefited the Skrulls in terms of their knowledge and intel.
4. Maria Hill
Maria Hill is another OG Phase One character because she has been around Nick Fury for as long as we can remember. Of course, being Fury’s most trusted ally makes her one of the top suspects regarding who could be a Skrull. After all, Hill isn’t a stranger to the Skrulls, especially because Nick Fury is close to some of them.
There’s also the fact that Hill was once impersonated by one of the Skrulls during the events of Spider-Man: Far From Home. The Skrulls impersonated Fury and Hill because the real Nick was off-world to deal with a problem away from Earth. But there’s a good chance that Hill was a Skrull the entire time and that there is no real Maria Hill. And because Maria Hill will have a big role in Secret Invasion, we might get to the bottom of who she is.
3. Captain Marvel
The MCU version of the Skrulls was introduced in the first Captain Marvel movie as Carol Danvers thought the Skrulls they were facing were evil. Nevertheless, their Skrull enemies were the nicer Skrulls, and that is why Carol ended up forming a good relationship with these Skrulls that Talos led.
Of course, throughout her life, Carol worked alongside Talos and the other Skrulls. But there’s a good chance that one of the versions of Captain Marvel we’ve seen since her debut might have been a Skrull the entire time. After all, the real Carol Danvers might have been on some distant planet to help other people.
2. Everett Ross
Everett Ross is one of the most well-known FBI agents in the storyline of the MCU and has been working alongside the Wakandans ever since he was first introduced. Of course, while he was mostly featured alongside the Wakandans in the MCU, we aren’t dismissing the possibility that he might be a Skrull because he is an FBI agent capable of acquiring sensitive information.
In that regard, the Skrulls might have installed Everett to work in the FBI and get sensitive information from the US. However, ever since he formed a good relationship with the Wakandans, he might have been sent by the Skrulls as a spy so that they could get closer to the most powerful nation on the planet. And after the Wakandans rescue him at the end of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, we know he is closer to the Wakandans than ever.
1. Nick Fury
Finally, we have the man with the plan himself. Nick Fury has been in the background since the first MCU movie, as he was the man that put together the Avengers Initiative. Of course, we know that he was working alongside Captain Marvel and the good Skrulls during the events of the Captain Marvel movie. And this was probably the time that a Skrull replaced him.
We also know that at one point, Fury went off-world for a mission and was replaced by Talos. As such, there’s a good chance that the Fury we knew the entire time was a Skrull. Then again, the upcoming Secret Invasion series will surely answer our questions regarding Fury’s identity.