Amid the many reveals out of Marvel Studios Comic-Con panel last weekend, perhaps the most surprising was that Captain Marvel would take place in the '90s and that the alien race of the Skrulls would be the villains. The people in attendance were treated to some concept art of what the Skrulls would look like, which was later leaked online. Now we have a more official reveal of the Skrulls, courtesy of the artist who designed them sharing his work on the internet. Check out what the Skrulls will probably look like in Captain Marvel.
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Concept artist and creature designer Jerad S. Marantz did some design work on the in-development Captain Marvel movie, which including figuring out what the Skrulls will look like in live action. After the work was first shown at San Diego Comic-Con, Marantz put his designs up on Instagram for everyone to get a closer look. And it's a pretty good look too! The design is very comic book accurate, from the pointy ears and green skin all the way to the purple outfit and weird chin thing. The first post includes a picture of what I assume to be a standard Skrull soldier, and if you scroll through the photos, the second picture appears to be a more elite warrior. Thanks to some illuminating hash tags Marantz uses, I'm guessing the latter could be a Super Skrull, which are Skrulls with genetically engineered extra powers.
For those who may not know, the Skrulls are an alien race of conquerors who have the ability to shape shift into pretty much anyone they choose. They made their debut in a Fantastic Four comic, but have since gone on to trouble all of Earth's heroes. Their most notable storyline was the crossover called Secret Invasion, which revealed that the Skrull had been impersonating key figures and heroes for years in an elaborate plan to take over Earth. The movie rights to the Skrulls are a bit wonky, but they are essentially co-owned by Marvel and Fox, but Marvel can't use certain specific characters, such as Kl'rt, the original Super Skrull who's best known as a Fantastic Four villain.
Captain Marvel will be directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck and stars Brie Larson as the title hero. All that's known about the story right now is that it will take place in the '90s and that Carol Danvers will find herself battling the Skrulls. Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury is also confirmed to be along for the ride and we will see a younger version of the character with TWO eyes.
Captain Marvel is currently scheduled to hit theaters on March 8, 2019. To learn more about the film, here's everything we know so far.
Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.
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