Skrulls In 'Captain Marvel' Are A Big Deal For The Franchise
OK, Marvel fans, now that San Diego Comic-Con is officially over, we can finally digest all of the exciting information we got over the weekend. We saw trailers for upcoming movies, got "first looks" into some characters and plot lines we'll be seeing over the next two years, and learned plenty of behind-the-scenes info about filming. Perhaps nothing is as exciting, though, as the news that Captain Marvel's Skrulls will be featured for the first time ever in live-action.
That's right, in addition to releasing the first image of Brie Larson as Captain Marvel and revealing that the film would take place in the '90s, the head of Marvel studios, Kevin Feige, confirmed this past weekend that Captain Marvel, set to be released in 2019, will feature the Kree-Skrull War as a dominant component of its plot.
In an interview with IGN, Feige was asked why he chose this film to bring the Skrull race to the big screen. He replied,
[T]here's an entire section of our comics that deal with the Kree-Skrull War and we haven't tapped into that at all. And we thought that would be an amazing, huge portion of mythology to belong to Captain Marvel.
After hearing that, I guess now is as good a time as any to nerd all the way out because this movie is going to be incredible.
The Skrulls have been a major part of the Marvel Universe for decades (they were among the first villains to be conceived in Fantastic Four #2 in 1962), so it's only fitting that they're finally getting their time on the silver screen, and the Kree-Skrull War is an epic story arc that deserves to be seen in all its CGI glory.
The only part that sucks about this announcement is now we have to wait another TWO YEARS to actually see it unfold in theaters. Thanks a lot, Kevin Feige *eye rolls* (JK, please give us as much info as possible because we are thirsty and forever grateful.)