We’ve still got a long wait ahead of us for some kind of resolution to Thanos’ big move at the end of “Avengers: Infinity War,” but Entertainment Weekly is providing some relief in the form of a big rollout of content about “Captain Marvel.”
“Captain Marvel” is out next March, and while it’s set in the 1990s and is thus a prequel to almost all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, it should shed some light on the battle with Thanos even so because Carol Danvers’ (Brie Larson) mentor, Mar-Vell (Jude Law), is closely tied with Thanos in the comics. And also because we suspect that at least one major character in the MCU is a Skrull.
The shapeshifting Skrulls are the main antagonists of “Captain Marvel,” and in EW’s first content drop — a photo gallery of behind-the-scenes images — we get our first look at the Skrulls in the flesh, including Ben Mendolsohn’s Talos. Check it out.
You can see the rest of Entertainment Weekly’s first look images from “Captain Marvel” right here.
So the Skrulls are an interesting addition to the MCU, having never been mentioned before now. But ever since Marvel producer Kevin Feige revealed at Comic-Con 2017 that the Skrulls would feature heavily in “Captain Marvel” our nerd brains have been churning to figure out what that means for the greater MCU. For more info on the Skrulls, check out our deep dive into comic book lore here.
We still don’t have an answer to that just yet, but 2019 could be a big year for the alien race with “Captain Marvel” and possibly “Avengers 4” should somebody like Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) actually turn out to have secretly been a Skrull the whole time.
Perhaps the rest of EW’s coverage later this week will shed some more light on that, but for now all we’ve got is that picture. And, given Marvel’s propensity for keeping things secret, it’s likely we’ll have to wait much longer for any real answers. But, hey, we’ve only got six more months to wait for “Captain Marvel.”
For a discussion of how “captain Marvel” might be integral to “Infinity War” and “Avengers 4,” check out our lengthy piece here.