This weekend at SXSW, The Avengers director Joss Whedon put all the rumors to rest regarding the “big bad” we will be seeing once the Earth’s Greatest Heroes unite in multiplexes this June. During the course of the panel, “A Conversation With Joss Whedon” the director went to point out that neither the Skrull (or Kree) will be seen. He pointed out that
The Skrulls — they can shape change. That’s a whole thing,” he said. “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.”
Whedon also pointed out one of the big problems of involving an alien species like the Skrulls is that they have such a rich mythology on their own. He wouldn’t want to shoehorn them in (i.e. Galactus in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.)
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
I for one am a little relieved, although if this holds true my wild speculations and musings will have been found to been wholly inaccurate.
Since I read this I went back and review the latest trailer for The Avengers, and I’m really going to go with the magic angle. We have Loki on Earth, messing with the members of the group turning them against each other. When that won’t work … he brings some Asgardian magic/tech to reign death and destruction. But again, this is all speculation and Whedon could just be throwing us off in the build up to May 4th.