The Skrulls are a fictional race of extraterrestrial shapeshifters that have been present in the Marvel Comics universe since the early 1960s. The Skrulls have been featured in numerous Marvel comic book storylines over the years, but they have only recently made their debut on the big screen in 2019’s Captain Marvel.
However, many Marvel fans are wondering if the Skrulls have been present in other Marvel movies. Let’s take a closer look.
Who are the Skrulls?
The Skrulls are a shape-shifting alien race from the planet Skrullos. They can mimic any living being and possess their abilities.
They first appeared in Fantastic Four #2, published by Marvel Comics in 1962. The Skrulls are best known for their role in the Kree-Skrull War storyline, where they battled against the Kree, another alien race.
The First Appearance of Skrulls in Movies
The first time we saw a reference to the Skrulls outside of comic books was during 2012’s The Avengers. In this movie, Thanos’ army included Chitauri soldiers who were created by modifying the genetic code of captured members of the alien race called “Skrulls.” So while we don’t see any actual Skrulls on screen during The Avengers, it is suggested that they exist within this universe.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, there is a scene where Nick Fury shows Steve Rogers some files related to Project Insight. One of these files is titled ‘Targeting Algorithm’ which has a list of potential threats to S.H.I.E.L.D., including Stephen Strange (a.k.a Doctor Strange) and Bruce Banner (a.a Hulk).
Interestingly enough, one name on that list is a Skrull, indicating that these aliens are on S. ‘s radar.
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Spider-Man: Far From Home featured the Skrulls in a post-credits scene. In this scene, it is revealed that Nick Fury and Maria Hill were actually Talos and Soren, two Skrulls that we first met in Captain Marvel. This could mean that the Skrulls have been involved in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) for longer than we initially thought.
The Skrulls have only made their debut in Captain Marvel so far, but they have been referenced several times throughout the MCU. While we haven’t seen any actual Skrulls until recently, their presence has been felt throughout the movies. With more MCU movies on the horizon, it’s possible that we may see more of these shapeshifting aliens in future films.