March 13, 2012

Joss Whedon Explains Why Skrulls Won't Be In Avengers

We've been hearing from both Marvel's Kevin Feige and writer/director Joss Whedon Loki's army wouldn't be made up of Skrulls or Kree. The Skrulls had been rumored since the beginning but never really confirmed. Joss has finally put the nail in the Skrull/Avengers rumor's coffin. As Whedon states to EW he had so much to juggle with the different aspects of the heroes and Loki he couldn't throw in shape-shifting aliens into the mix. He also gives the impression that the Skrull and Kree are too large in mythology and scope to be used as filler in an Avengers film.

"I will say only this: It is not the Kree or the Skrulls. Those two aliens are Marvel mainstays and have enormous backstories. They have a big life of their own that just could not be contained in a film where I already had seven movie stars."

"The Skrulls — they can shape change. That’s a whole thing. I’ve already got Loki. He’s got magic. Once you got magic along with your Iron Man and your Black Widow — it’s a real juggling act."

Considering Whedon has already stated the Avengers sequel would be smaller in scale ruling out the Skrull/Kree war on Earth. This leads me to believe that Marvel might end up saving the alien races for Guardians of The Galaxy or The Inhumans. These two projects are set in Marvel's cosmic universe which would allow the Skrulls and Kree to be introduced. The cosmic side of Marvel is so large that it could end up a new Marvel cinematic universe of it's own. Equally as large as say Star Wars or Star Trek, giving audiences a full on science fiction adventure experience that wouldn't be hindered by using Earth as a plot-device. Both films are also largely team based which could be Marvel/Disney's answer to the X-Men.

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