Playing in theatres is Captain Marvel, which has already become the biggest female-led Superhero movie of all time as it has grossed $455 Million worldwide within three days. Talk about being successful, Captain Marvel has recovered its entire production & marketing budget and has also turned in a significant profit. It was a good entry for the MCU as it was very unique in its way of telling an origin story, but at the same time was a typical MCU film with quips, action, and twists coming in one after the other.
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Speaking of twists Captain Marvel had plenty of them. With the Skulls inbound you could imagine these twists to be a part of the film because anyone anywhere could turn out to be a Skrull. But Marvel played an even bigger game involving the Skrulls. The entire marketing campaign portrayed the Skrulls to be the main villains while there was always conjecture around the Kree as well. Most people assumed that between the Skrulls and the Kree, there isn’t going to be any good side or bad side, there will just be war.
But as it turned out, the Kree were the real villains of the story, and the Skrulls were actually the Victims of the laws imposed by the Supreme Dominant Power across the Galaxy. They just wanted to stand up to the dictatorship of the Kree. Their goal in the film was to find a safe home to take refuge and that is what they were doing on Torfa. So, Captain Marvel sides with them and ultimately leaves with Talos and his family in order to help them find a home.
Before the film came out, the name of the Skrulls being involved in the film only spawned one idea in everyone’s brains, i.e. Secret Invasion. People all across have been anticipating that someone like Nick Fury, Agent Coulson or any of the Avengers could turn out to be a Skrull in order to further the plot of Secret Invasion in the MCU. But with the Skrulls being good guys, how does Marvel set up this storyline where there are so many bad Skrulls involved?
Well, the answer to this was given in the movie itself. Talos mentioned the fact that there are 1000s of Skrulls separated from each other scattered throughout the galaxy. So there are clearly enough Skrulls present to lead an invasion upon any planet. If someone brings them together, then the infamous storyline could be set up in the MCU.
Something that Kevin Feige recently said about the Skrulls leads us directly to the idea of how Marvel could setup this storyline. Here’s what he said:
“Just like not all humans are bad, and not all humans are good, I think Skrulls probably have a variety of moralities amongst them. When they can do what they can do, it probably gets very tempting. So, it’s fun to have introduced this concept and see where it goes.
As we saw in the tag, she’s [Captain Marvel] with us now in the present day. But those intervening years between her soaring off with Talos and answering Fury’s call, we think is ripe with potential for storytelling.”
So what Feige says clearly wreaks of a Secret Invasion storyline. It is not necessary for Talos to be the villain of this storyline as there are 1000s of Skrulls present throughout the Galaxy. There’s a lot of time gap between Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame, so in this time gap some event may have happened that could cause a rift Talos and Captain Marvel.
So, he could lead an invasion upon Earth after having met with the scattered Skrulls. Or as Feige mentioned, some of the Skrulls could be bad, and they could find a motivation to invade a planet. But for it to happen, the Skrulls would at least have to regroup on one planet.
Perhaps Captain Marvel may have already set up a Skrull leader that would bring in the Secret Invasion to Earth. Feige said it himself that the abilities that the Skrulls have can be really tempting, and we did see someone who could be tempted by these abilities. It has been pointed out by Comicbook.com that Queen Veranke, who is the main antagonist of Secret Invasion storyline in the comics may have already been present in Captain Marvel.
We saw in the film that Talos was looking for some secret coordinates as he had to locate his family who was hiding on Mar-Vell’s secret lab. This search had been on for 6 years since Mar-Vell died and for 6 years, Talos’ family was living in seclusion on that lab, not trying to send out any help signal so they don’t risk getting found by the Kree.
Now when Talos reunites with his family, we see him meet his wife Soren and his daughter. Queen Veranke as pointed out by Comicbook.com could actually be Talos’ daughter. Seclusion and being afraid for 6 years could be motivation for anyone to lead Secret Invasions, but let’s not bring that in for now. From what we saw in the film, Talos asks his wife to cover their child’s eyes as he kills some Kree captor, but she manages to see the violence that her father is capable of.
A Child would be tormented by this, but for a chance, his daughter was intrigued with the Shapeshifting ability and the killing. So, as we see Talos approaching her to show affection, she is clearly proud and happy for what her father did to protect his people.
What we mean to say is that she could have violent traits rooted deep within her, and the slightest of misunderstanding in the future could lead to pushing her over the edge. A secret invasion storyline would only happen after Endgame, so by that time Talos’ daughter would obviously grow big, and might even take leadership from her father. An event like Thanos’ Snap, or something else could cause the Skrulls to find Earth at fault somehow, and hence, The Secret Invasion!