Well, when you’re introducing the Skrulls into your universe, I would think so. But yes, an executive producer on the upcoming Captain Marvel film has mentioned in a recent interview that the Secret Invasion arc from Marvel Comics was a topic of conversation in regards to this film.
While speaking with Collider, executive producer Jonathan Schwartz stated that with Skrulls appearing in Captain Marvel, the conversation did turn to the Secret Invasion arc during production:
“Yes, we talked about Secret Invasion. I wouldn’t go into this movie saying, ‘Which one of these superheroes is a Skrull?’ Because Carol is more or less the first superhero to show up on Earth. But are we planting seeds for future movies? Always.”
The fact that Marvel Studios often plants the seeds for future films within present ones, combined with the appearance of the Skrulls in Captain Marvel, is a pretty clear sign that Secret Invasion could be in the cards. Of course, not that fans aren’t already speculating what hero or character in the MCU might have been a Skrull in disguise. Schwartz didn’t say that it would be a direct adaptation, though, but that the Skrull conflict is more of a background plot as opposed to a direct adaptation, like Captain America: Civil War:
“There is a paranoia element that’s a little bit different from what’s in that specific storyline, but it’s not kind of related to the Anti-Superhero who could be a Skrull comic stuff. What I’d say about the Kree-Skrull War overall is it’s much more of a kind of backdrop and mythological underpinning for the movie than it is a direct lift of that plot like Civil War was.”
But what do you make of this news, though? With the Skrulls set to pop up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe- combined with the shape-shifters recently featured in the Runaways series, when do you think we might get a Secret Invasion arc down the line in the MCU? How much in Captain Marvel do you think might be devoted to setting up that storyline? And most importantly, who do you suspect could be a Skrull now? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, Mckenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
The film will fly into theaters on March 8, 2019.
Hasbro Officially Reveals ‘Captain Marvel’ Action Figures, Dolls & More
Action figures, LEGO sets, dolls, and more have been revealed for Marvel Studios' next Phase 3 film, Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson.
Following the release of the new trailer, Hasbro has revealed the first look at Captain Marvel's tie-in material that will start hitting shelves in January. Hasbro's Marvel Legends action figure priced at $19.99 will feature swappable parts, which will include Captain Marvel's Mohawk helmet. Hasbro will also be releasing a "Photo Power FX Glove" and an 11.5-inch doll. LEGO will be releasing a new set titled, "The Skrull Attack,” which includes the Quinjet along with mini figurines of Captain Marvel, Nick Fury, Talos, and Goose; the set will cost $29.99.
You can check out the merchandise in the gallery below:
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
Based on the Marvel comic character first appearing in 1968, the story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Captain Marvel will be released in theaters on March 8, 2019.