Marvel movies have introduced a plethora of iconic characters and storylines over the years. One fascinating addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is the Skrulls, a shape-shifting alien race with a rich history in Marvel comics. In this article, we will explore which Marvel movies feature these intriguing beings and their impact on the overall narrative.
The Skrulls: A Brief Introduction
The Skrulls first appeared in Fantastic Four #2 in 1962 and quickly became a staple of Marvel’s cosmic stories. They hail from the planet Skrullos and possess the unique ability to alter their physical appearance, allowing them to mimic any person or creature they encounter.
Captain Marvel (2019)
The Skrulls made their highly anticipated debut in the MCU in the movie “Captain Marvel.” Set in the 1990s, this film revolves around Carol Danvers (played by Brie Larson), who discovers her true identity as Captain Marvel while caught in a war between two alien races – the Kree and the Skrulls.
Notable Skrull Characters:
- Talos (played by Ben Mendelsohn): Talos is a Skrull commander who plays a crucial role in this film. He challenges our perception of Skrulls as villains and adds depth to their story.
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
In “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” Peter Parker (Tom Holland) embarks on a European vacation that takes an unexpected turn when he encounters Quentin Beck, also known as Mysterio (played by Jake Gyllenhaal). While Mysterio initially appears to be an ally, it is eventually revealed that he is a former employee of Stark Industries who uses advanced technology to create illusions.
- In a post-credits scene, it is revealed that Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) were actually Skrulls posing as them throughout the movie. This revelation sets the stage for future MCU developments involving the Skrulls.
The Future of the Skrulls in the MCU
While “Captain Marvel” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home” are currently the only movies showcasing Skrulls in the MCU, their story is far from over. The presence of Skrulls opens up numerous possibilities for future movies and TV shows.
Secret Invasion Series (TBA)
A highly anticipated Disney+ series called “Secret Invasion” will delve deeper into the Skrull storyline. Inspired by the comic book crossover event of the same name, this series will explore how these shape-shifting aliens infiltrate Earth, masquerading as key figures in society.
- Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
- Ben Mendelsohn as Talos
Captain Marvel 2 (2022)
The upcoming sequel to “Captain Marvel” is expected to further explore Carol Danvers’ journey and her connection with the Skrulls. With an expanded roster of characters and a new director at the helm, this movie promises to expand on the Skrull mythology established in its predecessor.
In conclusion, while currently limited to “Captain Marvel” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” the Skrulls have already made a significant impact on the MCU. Their shape-shifting abilities and complex motivations make them compelling additions to Marvel’s ever-expanding cinematic universe. With the upcoming “Secret Invasion” series and “Captain Marvel 2,” fans can look forward to more exciting adventures involving these mysterious aliens.