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The Skrulls, the Skrulls, the Skrulls. It’s either the Hulk or the Skrulls as the chief villains in the upcoming “Avengers” movie, right? Unless you’re already well-versed in Marvel Universe comic book lore, the following may come as POSSIBLE SPOILERS to you, so you should only proceed at your own risk. Honestly, even if this article isn’t 100% true, there’s still a very good chance there’s some truth to it.
Why? Because there’s only a couple of things that could unite Marvel’s superheroes into a superteam and they are…
…a rampaging Hulk, who is almost unstoppable already by himself, and will take the combined might of Thor, Iron Man, and Captain America to even slow him down.
…or an alien invasion by the Skrull Empire.
And so here is where this latest rumor from ComicBookMovie.com comes in: According to the site, sources close to the production of “The Avengers” have confirmed to them that the Skrulls will be the villains in not just the first “Avengers” movie, but also the follow-up sequel.
According to CBM’s sources, the Hulk will indeed go on his rampage, forcing the Avengers to form and stop him, but the true origin of the Hulk’s rampage will be the Skrulls, who are plotting behind the scenes in the first movie. It’s in the sequel that the Skrulls will make their presence known and launch a full-scale alien invasion.
Don’t know who the Skrulls are? Marvel says:
The Skrulls are an extraterrestrial humanoid race who have created a vast interstellar empire, the oldest known empire still in existence, within the Andromeda Galaxy. A Skrull can mentally cause the unstable molecules that comprise his or her body to become pliant, enabling him or her to assume other forms through muscular expansion and contraction. Once a new shape has been assumed (human, animal, alien), it takes a conscious act of will to assume another form or revert to natural. Although the Skrulls became aware of Earth (due to its nearness to a natural warp-space access point) eons ago, it was not until recent times that they considered Earth’s threat.
The Skrulls’ main enemies, the Kree will also make an appearance in “The Avengers”, allying themselves with the humans to fight off the invasion.
So there you have it, the current “Avengers” rumor regarding the film’s villain. It does make a whole lot of sense, if you think about it. How else to justify the formation of such a superpowered group to the public? Fighting off an alien invasion is the perfect excuse.
In any case, until Marvel Studios confirms or deny this, you should consider this just a RUMOR for now.