James Gunn On Marvel/Fox’s Right To Use Skrulls

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Fans were ecstatic to learn at yesterday’s Marvel Studios San Diego Comic-Con panel that the Skrulls would be the villains in the upcoming Captain Marvel film. However some were confused, as the Skrulls were thought to be the property of 20th Century Fox in their Marvel characters portfolio. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn took to Twitter to clarify their MCU usage.

First Gunn was asked if this announcement meant the Skrulls were now in the MCU. Here is his response:

He began getting questions as to the legality of their MCU inclusion, so he linked back to an earlier tweet which explains their shared usage by both studios:

Essentially, the Skrulls as a whole are shared property between both studios while individual Skrull characters, such as Fantastic Four‘s Super Skrull, are owned by one company. It is the same with The Watchers, who made a cameo in Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol.2 along with Marvel Studios’ cameoer-in-chief Stan Lee. Check out what Gunn had to say about this below:

Gunn explains that while The Watchers were legally able to make an appearance in his film, the individual character Uatu The Watcher was not, as he is a part of the Fantastic Four group of characters and is thus owned by Fox.

So while it is exciting that we are able to see these characters used in the MCU, it is a bit of a letdown that some of the more well-known members of these character families will not be present.

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Source: Twitter (via ScreenRant)

Top 5 Moments From D23’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Sneak Peek

Avengers Infinity War ThanosDisney broke the internet on Saturday when they showed the first footage from Avengers: Infinity War at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA. Lucky for all you guys, I was in the room and made a mental list of all the best moments from the teaser. While the movie only just reached the production half-way mark, the footage director Joe Russo showed to the audience still included some epic moments.

It wasn’t a trailer per se — more so just a compilation of random moments designed to excite the audience. Whatever you want to call it, it did a great job of expressing how emotionally charged this movie will be. Remember, this is the conclusion of nearly ten years worth of stories, so expect some big action and tear jerking moments as Marvel Studios starts to shift towards Phase 4 and a new game plan.

Hit Next to learn about some of the best moments from the Infinity War sneak peek.

Bryan Smith

Bryan Smith

Heroic Hollywood Weekend Editor. Pop culture fanatic, writer, and filmmaker. Almost always found on Twitter.