Captain Marvel launched lots of new concepts and revelations to the MCU, however essentially the most vital — outdoors of Carol herself — may simply be the Skrulls. Comedian ebook nerds are hoping that now that the shape-shifting Skrulls are within the image, it will not be too lengthy earlier than Marvel Studios adapts the Secret Invasion storyline. The comedian occasion featured the Skrulls enjoying the lengthy sport and systematically changing key tremendous heroes in an effort to take over the planet.
As as to if the MCU may even do this story is as much as debate now that Captain Marvel launched a extra sympathetic model of the Skrulls. Nevertheless, nothing is ever actually off the desk with the MCU and so we now have to surprise: if Secret Invasion is within the works, what character has secretly been a Skrull this entire time? Somebody must be a Skrull for the story to have any influence, and it simply so occurs that we now have just a few concepts.
Earlier than we start, this is my rationale for selecting my decisions:
1. There is no proof to recommend the Skrulls also can copy superpowers past their very own pure talents. In any other case, all of them simply would have copied Carol to have an unbeatable military of Captain Marvels. So, solely regular people are choices.
2. The character has to make logical sense. In case you are making an attempt to take over the world, you are not going to take over a place that has no strategic worth.
3. If the Skrulls are taking on Earth, it would not make sense to interchange a Guardian of the Galaxy or different cosmic characters. Which means we’re holding issues strictly on Earth.
4. No love pursuits. It is crossing a really icky line for a Skrull so far anybody whereas mendacity about their true id.
So, who’re we taking a look at?
Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross
This is among the extra apparent and well-liked candidates, however there is a good purpose for that. Thaddeus Ross is the Secretary of State, which suggests he is in one of many highest seats our authorities has to supply. The Skrull would be capable of lay the bottom work and use some political affect to arrange the planet for invasion, like, oh, I do not know…making an attempt to manage the Earth’s superheroes and affect what they will and might’t do. That is the place the Sokovia Accords come into play and it might have been “Ross'” try and take some large items off of the chess board. Plus, there is a large hole in Ross’ story. How does he go from being a washed up normal getting wasted in the course of the day to the Secretary of State? Perhaps the Skrulls changed the drunk Ross with their very own man and acquired him a seat in Washington?
The Skrulls are going after all the Ross’. It is sensible that the Skrulls would desire a man within the CIA to maintain tabs on all the pieces and additional advance the invasion. Everett Ross appears to be in a excessive sufficient place to carry some sway. In fact, the actual purpose to go for Ross above all different brokers is due to his shut relationship to Wakanda, essentially the most highly effective nation on the earth. Controlling Wakanda could be a prime tier merchandise for the Skrulls, and Ross has already acquired the belief of Black Panther and the royal household. It would be fairly fortunate if a Skrull turned Ross and THEN acquired swept up into the Wakanda enterprise, so I feel Ross would get replaced after the occasions of Black Panther.
Erik Selvig has been round since Part One and his large mind has helped to avoid wasting the day on multiple event. Nevertheless, he simply is likely to be somewhat too good. Not solely was Selvig in a position to construct a portal machine from the Tessaract however he was additionally in a position to nullify the consequences of the Aether in Thor: The Darkish World. It is attainable for a human to be that good, however it might make sense if he was truly a superb Skrull science man. If he had been a Skrull then that signifies that he was in a position to examine the Tesseract for an unknown period of time, getting very important information on a possible useful resource. He additionally labored intently with the Avengers, placing him within the place of a mole.
This one is admittedly an extended shot, however it might definitely be an impactful reveal. For starters, Hank Pym is among the smartest males on the planet and he retains a portal to a different dimension at the back of a van. He is undoubtedly a worthwhile goal to interchange. If Hank had been a Skrull, that may hit followers proper the place they dwell. He is clearly a giant character within the Ant-Man franchise and other people have grown hooked up to him. I am type of breaking my no love curiosity rule right here as a result of 90% of Hank’s motivations are to be reunited together with his spouse, Janet, however that does not cease him from getting changed after Janet is rescued. The Skrull Hank can then keep away from getting too pleasant together with her. Plus, Hank Pym was a Skrull within the comedian ebook as nicely.
Maria Hill is an ideal candidate to be a Skrull. She’s not had lots of highlight however she’s recognizable to followers. Hill can be a sufficiently small character the place it would not break continuity if she was a Skrull the entire time. Iron Man cannot be a Skrull as a result of then we have been following a fraud for 11 years, however Hill would not have that downside. She’s additionally Fury’s right-hand girl and is aware of lots of info. It is a no-brainer for a Skrull to imagine her place to realize intel and affect to arrange for the invasion. The one disadvantage is that Hill is likely to be too apparent a suspect to be a secret Skrull.
Wakanda is essentially the most highly effective nation on the earth and just about dominates in all classes. They’ve the perfect know-how, the perfect weapons, the perfect defenses, and the perfect warriors. Wakanda already proved it is able to matching an alien invasion, so after all it might be the primary impediment to take away for the Skrulls. The easiest way to do this is to get somebody in a robust place on the within, and there aren’t too many extra highly effective than the queen. Queen Ramonda has the ear of the king and is aware of all of the goings-on of Wakanda. Plus, it might be a significant blow to Black Panther to search out out his mother was changed by an alien.
Once more, it seems to be like I’m breaking my love curiosity rule, however I do not suppose sharing one kiss actually counts. Cap strikes gradual, individuals! Whereas Sharon Carter’s place as a CIA agent in all probability makes her an acceptable goal, it is actually her proximity to Captain America that makes her precious to the Skrull. By changing one in every of Cap’s mates, the Skrulls could be simply in a position to measure Cap’s actions and achieve entry to his internal circle. In fact, all of that is assuming that Cap makes it out of Avengers: Endgame alive, which appears…unlikely at this level.
Battle Machine as a Skrull makes a surprising quantity of sense while you actually give it some thought. If you happen to had been a Skrull, you’ll in all probability attempt to assimilate into the U.S. navy. Perhaps you additionally determine to befriend a notable arms vendor and covertly achieve entry to his cache of superior weapons. Then possibly you get fortunate sufficient to really get one in every of his battle fits all to your individual. And if you are going to be a superhero, you then may as nicely hang around with all of them and be a part of their ranks, accumulating intel and weaknesses all of the whereas. It could possibly be that Rhodey was simply enjoying us all this time and rolling with the punches as they arrive. It will definitely be a intestine punch to each followers and Iron Man if this beloved supporting character has been a villain the complete time.
I am nonetheless somewhat skeptical on whether or not Marvel ought to make a Secret Invasion film after studying extra in regards to the Skrulls and their state of affairs, however the individuals at Marvel are additionally a lot smarter than me. Perhaps they already know the way it might work! If that is the case, this record options some prime decisions for secret Skrulls that may make us doubt all the pieces we all know. We’re nonetheless a good distance off from a Secret Invasion film, however the lengthy sport is Marvel’s specialty.