Even though we live in a world that will soon have three films, (at least) two Netflix series, and one ABC show airing all in the same year, there is still a point in time when the news slows down around all of the properties inside the MCU. Outside of casting and pictures for Spider-Man: Homecoming, there has not been much news happening in regards to upcoming movies or shows, which brings us to an update on where the Skrulls lie in the mountains of legal paperwork that have split up rights between Fox and Marvel. Plenty of people are hoping that a Fox/Marvel deal similar to the one made with Sony last year will happen and we can see the likes of the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Avengers share the screen at the same time. But what about the Skrulls?
It has been previously known that the rights to the Skrulls were more complex than the typical characters that were split in the initial deal that gave Fox the on screen rights to X-Men and others, and that the Skrulls were a part of that “others” category. We have not yet seen the Skrulls on the big screen, but is an appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok, or another space based film possible? It appears so with James Gunn recently tweeting the following-
Some specific Skrulls are at Fox. But the Skrulls as a whole are co-owned. https://t.co/2hJYkskLZ3
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn)
The speculation has been that the likes of Super Skrulls would fit with those “specific Skrulls” that Gunn is referring to. Either way, that leaves Prime Skrulls or Eternal Skrulls as possibilities to appear. I’m not sure they would be featured in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but having a stronger Skrull be included in the gladiator games that Thor and Hulk will partake in in Thor: Ragnarok seems plausible to me, especially if Marvel wants to set up a Secret Invasion storyline down the road. A Skrull could fight Thor/Hulk or simply see their power and then start to set the plan into motion to take over the lives of whatever heroes are left after their clash with Thanos. That is strictly a random thought, but something that, again, would make sense if Marvel had the desire. Let us know if you want to see the Skrulls in the MCU in the comments below!
Source: James Gunn.