Skrulls Helped Nick Fury With Its Advanced Technology:
The ending of Spider-Man: Far From Home left us with 2 big cliffhangers. Well, one of those will possibly be resolved outside the MCU, but the second one that caters the larger MCU will have to be solved in future MCU movies like Captain Marvel 2. Captain Marvel set up the Skrulls, and then Spider-Man: Far From Home revealed that the Skrulls have returned to the base of the operations on Earth. But, we just can’t eliminate the possibility of the Skrulls being on Earth for a much longer period of time.
Captain Marvel showed that the Skrulls left, but given that they have this ability to shape shift, they could have surely returned to Earth any time during the Infinity Saga. They do have the ability to hide in plain sight, and no one except for Nick Fury, possibly Phil Coulson, Maria-Monica Rambeau, and Carol Danvers knew of the Skrulls and their existence. There surely have been certain events where the Skrulls could have actually aided Nick Fury and SHIELD.
A new theory coming from Reddit User rgtxd26 suggests that the Skrulls helped Nick Fury run SHIELD through their advanced technology. Here’s what the theory states:
“At the end of Captain Marvel, Carol sets out to find a home for Skrull far away from the reach Kree.I think that after a lot of search, Carol finds that the only place in the Universe where the Skrulls are safe from the Kree is Earth. The Kree are afraid to come to Earth after they’ve seen what happened to their ships in Captain Marvel. The Skrulls set up their base just outside the Earth with the help of Nick Fury who is now the director of SHIELD. But Carol sets out to help the other planets.
Nick Fury used the help of Skrulls’ alien technology to upgrade SHIELD’s intel and get their eyes on everything that’s happening on Earth. The map that’s shown in IM2 which shows many places including Wakanda is the result of the Skrulls’ technology. SHIELD used its technology to find all the heroes and location of Captain America in the ice.
Fury kept it a secret from all others in SHIELD and even Carol. The words of Tony Stark in Avengers, “Fury’s secrets have secrets” are proven to be true. After SHIELD had ended in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, he went to the Skrulls’ base and took cover until Age of Ultron. He uses the help of Skrulls to bring the helicarrier to Sokovia. He tells that he brought it with the help of some ‘old friends’ and secretly referring to the Skrulls.
In Infinity War, Talos too died from the Snap and when he was revived, they found that they had no intel and the Earth is now the center of cosmic events and without the Avengers, it lacked protection. At the start of FFH, Talos tells Soren that they have no intel after events of Endgame. There are no one listening to them so they don’t have to pretend as Fury and Hill. This means that maybe he was referring to the Skrulls’ radar which has weakened during those five years. Then, Talos replaced Nick Fury on Earth and Fury was helping the Skrulls to set up the protection of Earth. This could be the introduction of SWORD in the MCU.”
This is actually a pretty cool theory as we don’t know for how long the Skrulls have really been on Earth. Captain Marvel 2 could give some more clarity upon this phenomenon. It is suspected that Captain Marvel 2 could still be a prequel story, so anything is possible. One thing that we do have a bit of clarity upon is Nick Fury’s future role.
He could now be the Man on the Wall, taking the hard decisions that others won’t. Earth has become a center of more cosmic events, so various upcoming movies taking place in the cosmos could have a pit stop on Earth. And, that’s where the Skrulls and Nick Fury would come into play. Let’s wait and see what happens.