Where Will We See the Skrulls Next?
Marvel Comics is known for its iconic aliens, and the Skrulls are no exception. Their presence in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is about to get even bigger with the new Disney+ miniseries Secret Invasion. In this series, Nick Fury, played by Samuel L. Jackson, must track down a group of Skrulls who are trying to take over Earth by impersonating humans in positions of power. With anyone possibly being a Skrull, Fury can’t trust anyone, and the MCU will never be the same.
The Skrulls are a significant addition to the MCU, and their impact on the movies and shows will be long-lasting. After Secret Invasion, fans will be left wondering who else might be a Skrull, and Marvel directors and showrunners will have the opportunity to throw in a secret Skrull as a surprise twist. Some upcoming movies may even provide that chance.
Aside from Secret Invasion, another Marvel Comics storyline that involves Skrulls heavily is the Kree-Skrull War. Although the MCU has only briefly touched on this part of the Marvel Universe, the upcoming Captain Marvel sequel, The Marvels, might feature some Skrull appearances. Regardless, the Skrulls are here to stay, and there are plenty of ideas about where they might show up next.
The Skrulls first appeared in the MCU in 2019’s Captain Marvel, where the species was reimagined as refugees seeking a home after being victims of the Kree Empire. Two Skrulls from Captain Marvel, Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) and his wife Soren (Sharon Blynn), appeared in the end-credit scene of Spider-Man: Far From Home, where they were impersonating Nick Fury and Maria Hill during the events of the movie. The final episode of WandaVision also showed a Skrull revealing herself to Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris), indicating that Nick Fury was waiting for her in space and needed her help.
The Kree-Skrull War was a Marvel Comics storyline that was published in the 70s and was an Avengers-specific storyline. The conflict began with the Kree and Skrulls trying to take over the galaxy in different ways. The Kree eventually found their way to Earth, turning the planet into a facsimile for a small Pacific island during World War II. Although the MCU altered the comic storyline, the Kree-Skrull War remains a crucial part of the Marvel Universe, and fans believe it might tie into The Marvels. The upcoming movie might feature Skrull activity following Secret Invasion.
The Skrulls first appeared in Fantastic Four #2 back in 1961, and many of the characters’ iconic elements, including the Super Skrulls, were introduced in Fantastic Four comics. With a Fantastic Four movie in the works, the Skrulls could play a part in the upcoming film. Additionally, the Skrulls could set up The Young Avengers, with MCU projects like Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Hawkeye, WandaVision, and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier introducing many members of the Young Avengers line-up. Notably absent from any marketing material or promotional information is Soren, suggesting that something may have happened to her.
The Skrulls’ ability to shapeshift makes them an excellent concept for writers, keeping audiences on their toes as anyone could turn out to be a Skrull. Ben Mendelsohn’s Talos has been a fan favorite and is likely to return as a supporting character in other projects. Emilia Clarke will play G’iah, Talos’s daughter, and a respected actress like Clarke is likely to stick around the MCU for quite some time. She might even become the MCU version of Veranke, the Skrull Queen who led the Skrulls during the Secret Invasion comic storyline.
In conclusion, the Skrulls are a significant presence in the MCU, and their impact will be long-lasting. Although the main plotline of a Skrull invasion will probably be resolved in the miniseries, we may see secret Skrulls pop up in the MCU long after Secret Invasion. The Skrulls are here to stay, and we can’t wait to see where they show up next.
The Skrulls are some of the most iconic aliens in Marvel Comics. They’re about to leave a massive impression on the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the new Disney+ miniseries Secret Invasion. In the miniseries, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) must search for a group of Skrulls who are seeking to take control of Earth by impersonating humans in positions of power. In a world where anyone might be a Skrull, Fury can’t trust anyone, and the MCU will never be the same.
Skrulls are an addition to the MCU that will have a lasting effect on its movies and shows. Naturally, after Secret Invasionfans will be thinking everyone is a Skrull, and they very well could be. Marvel directors and showrunners will have an opportunity to throw a secret Skrull into a story as a surprise twist, and some upcoming movies may just give them that chance. Aside from Secret Invasionanother Marvel Comics storyline that heavily involves Skrulls is the Kree-Skrull War. It’s part of the Marvel universe that the MCU has only glanced over so far, but the future Captain Marvel sequel, The Marvels, might tie in that story with a few Skrull appearances. No matter what, the Skrulls are here to stay, and here are a couple of ideas of where they might show up next.
Where Have The Skrulls Appeared Already
The Skrulls first appeared in the MCU in 2019’s Captain Marvel. Here the species was reimagined from the villainous persona in the comics to a more sympathetic one as they were victims of the Kree Empire and were refugees seeking a home. The movie ended with Captain Marvel agreeing to help the Skrulls find a new home planet. Two Skrulls from Captain Marvel, Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) and his wife Soren (Sharon Blynn), appear in the end-credit scene of Spider-Man: Far From Home. They were impersonating Nick Fury and Maria Hill during the events of the movie.
That film also showed Nick Fury operating out of a space station, likely the S.A.B.E.R. base seen in the trailer for The Marvels. This is further supported by WandaVision as the final episode of that series showed a Skrull revealing herself to Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) and that Nick Fury was waiting for her and in need of her help in space. That means before Secret Invasion, Skrulls appeared in Captain Marvel, Spider-Man: Far From Homeand WandaVision.
The Kree-Skrull War and The Marvels
The Kree-Skrull War was a Marvel Comicspecifically an Avengers storyline, published in the 70s, but ever since then, the Kree and the Skrulls have been the primary alien races that Marvel goes to when they need an unresolved conflict. Originally, the Kree and the Skrulls were both trying to take over the galaxy, albeit in different ways and eventually, the Kree found their way to Earth. The conflict was meant to turn Earth into a facsimile for a small Pacific island during World War II. That is to say, two massive warring nations would suddenly bring their conflict to a neutral location with strategic value and, all of a sudden, with humanity embroiled in a war that was not their own.
Elements of the Kree-Skrull War were adapted into Captain Marvelbut here the conflict was reworked with the Kree as an Imperial power that had driven the Skrull into hiding. The Skrulls’ homeworld had been destroyed and now were a species on the verge of extinction, saved by Captain Marvel. The MCU drastically altered the comic storyline but did so in a way that made the concept work for a modern audience.
The Kree-Skrull War also began with the original Captain Mar-Vell experimenting somewhat with the Negative Zone. He was bonded to a character named Rick Jones; only one of them could exist in the regular universe at a time, while the other was forced to exist in the Negative Zone. Fans believe this type of inverse connection is similar to what we saw in the trailer for The Marvels and that Monica Rambeau is investigating the Negative Zone in the opening shot. While it’s not a direct connection to the Kree-Skrull War, fans think this might link the movie with the comic book run, and we will see more Skrull activity after Secret Invasion.
Fantastic Four And Young Avengers
The Skrulls were first introduced in Fantastic Four #2 back in 1961, and many of the iconic elements of the characters, including the Super Skrulls, were introduced in Fantastic Four comics. This means the Skrulls could play a part in the upcoming MCU Fantastic Four movie. Right now, it is too early to know any details regarding the film, as the cast has yet to be announced, and the release date was recently pushed back to May 2, 2025.
The Skrulls could also set up The Young Avengers. MCU projects like Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Hawkeye, WandaVisionand The Falcon and the Winter Soldier have introduced many members of the Young Avengers line-up. One notable absent member in Hulkling. While his name implies a connection to the Hulk, he is actually the love child between mortal enemies, the Kree and the Skrull, and is a symbol that the two species can co-exist. Hulkling might be introduced in Secret Invasionand his heritage as the child of two alien worlds could play a big impact in the MCU moving forward and could eventually lead to peace between two warring species.
Which Skrulls Will We See Again?
The Skrull’s ability to shapeshift makes them a great concept for writers. It keeps readers on their toes because anyone could turn out to be a Skrull when you least expect it, and also can be used to explain why a character was acting differently and retcon story elements. This potentially means any MCU character audiences have met could be a Skrull, either one this whole time or was replaced in a prior installment by the Skrulls.
Ben Meldensoln’s Talos has been a fan favorite and likely will return as a supporting character in other projects. Notably absent from any marketing material or promotional information is Soren, suggesting something may have happened to her. Emilia Clarke will play G’iah, Talos daughter who audiences first met in Captain Marvel. An actress as well respected as Clarke will likely stick around the MCU for quite some time. She might even become the MCU version of Veranke, the Skrull Queen who was the leader of the Skrulls during the comic storyline Secret Invasion.
So far, the Skrulls in the MCU have been friendly allies to humans. Yet Nick Fury and the Skrull Talos will encounter a sect of Skrulls that have come to Earth for more than just a temporary relocation. Like General Zod coming to make Earth the new Krypton, so too will these aliens want to make this planet their new home. These aggressive Skrulls are likely to remain around for some time and become a long-term threat in the MCU. Even though the main plotline of a Skrull invasion will probably be resolved in the miniseries, we might see secret Skrulls pop up in the MCU long after Secret Invasion.