The Avengers vs. The Skrulls?

This is pretty old news (at least by Interwebs standards), and comes from CHUD, but I missed it when it was first published mid-week, so I’m catching up. Anyways, it has Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige answering a question about whether the villains in the upcoming “Avengers” movie might be those pesky alien invadin’ Skrulls that were recently the talk of the town in Marvel-land when they attempted yet another mega invasion of the Marvel U., only to be rebuff at the last second.

According to CHUD, while Feige doesn’t come out and say either way, he did make the statement that Yes, his studio does own the rights to the Skrull characters as a race, though not to the individual Super Skrull character, which apparently belongs to Twentieth Century Fox, the current right holders to the Fantastic Four.

The Skrulls would actually make for very cool villains, and is definitely a big enough threat that all the Marvel superheroes would have a reason to band together and form the Avengers in the first place. I would actually prefer the Skrulls over using the Hulk as a villain. While it would be fun to see Captain America, Thor, et al superpower duke it out with the Hulk, that might get old after a while. Watching them take on an army of Skrulls, on the other hand, could sustain an entire hour’s worth of action scenes.

Since “The Avengers” isn’t due in theaters by 2012, it’s all speculation, of course. But hey, you got something else better to do with your time?

Below: “Stupid Avengers! Hulk no bad guy! Fight alien ugly faces instead!”



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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    I say they do both. Start with the Hulk as the main reason they’re brought together and end with a skrull invasion.

  • Deadpool3678

    I say they do both. Start with the Hulk as the main reason they’re brought together and end with a skrull invasion.

  • chris

    i agree hulk needs to be the main villain first leader could be using telepathy to control him,but a hour of no stop action would be stupid,save it for the second film,and have ultron,and others in the third film.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      Don’t mean the whole last part of the film. I was thinking along the lines of the “Ultimate Avengers” animated film. I’d have Hulk lose it and go on a Leader controlled rampage, which be the first true test of the team. I’d sow the seeds of the advanced invasion force throught the film and at the end have them attack and just like in “Ultimate Avengers 2″ I’d have Hulk breka out but I’d have him help them fight off this attack on NYC or Washington. Ultron would be a great villain for the 2nd film, with Pym joinging the team and creating Ultron as a response to the skrull invasion, nd Ultron go rogue and try to take over.

  • chris

    i agree hulk needs to be the main villain first leader could be using telepathy to control him,but a hour of no stop action would be stupid,save it for the second film,and have ultron,and others in the third film.

    • Deadpool3678

      Don’t mean the whole last part of the film. I was thinking along the lines of the “Ultimate Avengers” animated film. I’d have Hulk lose it and go on a Leader controlled rampage, which be the first true test of the team. I’d sow the seeds of the advanced invasion force throught the film and at the end have them attack and just like in “Ultimate Avengers 2″ I’d have Hulk breka out but I’d have him help them fight off this attack on NYC or Washington. Ultron would be a great villain for the 2nd film, with Pym joinging the team and creating Ultron as a response to the skrull invasion, nd Ultron go rogue and try to take over.

  • CM

    The Skrulls cannot/should not be introduced without Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell).

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Agreed. If they aren't going to show up first in an FF film, with Super Skrull, they better not show up in Avengers without Mar-Vell. We need to have a Kree embassador.

  • War Machine is a Bad Ass

    I actually like that idea, but instead of Hank Pym building Ultron, have Tony Stark build it with the assistance of Hank Pym and Betty Ross under the command of Nick Fury. it would be cool to see Black Panther and Vision in the 2nd movie as well. and if they dont get hawkeye in the first one, they definatly should have him in the 2nd. and a quick story line for the 2nd one is that bruce banner has dissappred to hide the Hulk like he always does and he is now the only one who can crush Ultron and they Avengers are on a journey looking for him.

  • War Machine is a Bad Ass

    nevermind, i did some research only to discover hank pym is the actual creator of Ultron. my bad. I havent been a faithful fan of marvel for long, so i am still learning the history of everyone. i was just basing the ultron being built by tony on that next avengers animation.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Not a bad idea. But taking Ultron from Pym just isn't right. I know stark is supposed to be the genius but Pym is equally as smart just in different fields. If anything Ultron the prorgam should be created by Pym, based on his mind, but Stark should create the body. A robot super soldier that goes bad and makes more of himself. I'd have Jan on PR. Hawkeye and Widow would be the Avenger's SHIELD liasons. I like the idea of Hulk having to come back though.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Ah gotcha. Yeah I kinda figured. I think they needed to play up Tony's involvement in that film. It wasn't bad. And I loved Ultron in that. They made him suitably badass. And he needs to be for the film.