Warning: There are spoilers ahead for Captain Marvel!
Captain Marvel finally introduced the Skrulls to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But instead of portraying the Skrulls as a sinister threat, the film suggested that they were unjustly persecuted. Carol Danvers even offers to help the Skrulls find a new home at the end of the film. On the surface, that would complicate any adaptation of Secret Invasion, the 2008 crossover event that featured the Skrulls on the verge of conquering the Earth. However, Marvel’s Kevin Feige refused to rule out a Secret Invasion adaptation down the line during a new interview with Slash Film.
When asked if the Skrulls’ portrayal in Captain Marvel meant that they wouldn’t be shown as villains, Feige replied “I don’t think it means that at all. I think it means that the Skrulls are as diverse and multilayered as any other intelligent life form. Certainly like humanity itself. And we happen to see good ones. I think there are probably better ones out there as well, like there are with any fully realized characters.”
That leaves the door open for the fanatical Skrulls who believed it was their religious birthright to seize the Earth. In the buildup to Secret Invasion, the Skrulls even kidnapped and replaced heroes and villains with Skrull operatives. That could be very interesting material to explore in future Marvel movies.
It’s hard to say where the future of Marvel will go. But it’s safe to say the Skrulls may surface yet again.
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