Last summer at Comic- Con International in San Diego, we got a first look at the villains for Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson. During their presentation, we learned that the Skrulls were finally coming to the MCU. But it looks like Fox is going to beat them to the punch.
According to information from Jeremy Conrad, an industry insider via his website Manabyte, he says that, “Fox will beat Marvel to the screen with the shape-shifting aliens the Skrulls, and today I received confirmation from a long-time source that they are indeed in X-Men: Dark Phoenix.”
We need to be cautious and wait until confirmation from the studios, but it seems very credible as Jessica Chastain’s character “Smith” is described as, “an otherworldly shapeshifter who comes into contact with Phoenix,” which could be a Skrull. Not to mention that there had been rumors back last fall of scenes with Professor X, Magneto, Cyclos and Jean Grey being ambushed by Skrulls.
Whether coincidence or not, this wouldn’t be the first time one studio trys to beat out the other to debut a character. Back in X-Men: Days of Future Past Fox replaced Juggernaut with Quicksilver to beat Marvel Studios to the big screen with that character.
The Skrulls are a race of extraterrestrial shapeshifters that have been regularly featured in Marvel Comics throughout the years. They were created by the legendary duo of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and first appeared in Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four #2 in January of 1962. One of their most notable appearances was in the Secret Invasion event from Marvel in 2008 written by Brian Michael Bendis.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix will star Sophie Turner as Jean Grey and focus on her path to becoming the Dark Phoenix. The film will be directed by Simon Kinberg and will also star James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence.
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20th Century Fox’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix will be released in theaters November 2, 2018.
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