We learned this weekend that Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel film would be set in the 1990s and feature the Skrulls as a main villain, but now we have a few more details. Turns out, we'll be getting a full-fledged intergalactic war against the Skrulls and the Kree to boot.
Marvel's Kevin Feige confirmed the plot point to IGN, noting it's a huge piece of the comic canon that has been virtually unexplored in the film universe — so they thought it'd be the perfect story to introduce Carol Danvers to the big screen. As for how that'll all work out? We have no clue, though it's fascinating to think the Kree-Skrull War apparently happened a couple of decades ago in the MCU. Best guess? Captain Marvel steps up to keep the war from spilling over to Earth, leaving the future members of Earth's Mightiest Heroes none the wiser at the time.
Here's an excerpt from his comments:
"There’s an entire section of our comics that deal with the Kree/Skrull War and we haven’t tapped into that at all. And we thought that would be an amazing, huge portion of mythology to belong to Captain Marvel."
Captain Marvel is set to open in 2019, with Brie Larson in the starring role.
What do you think of seeing the Kree-Skrull War in live action? Do you like the direction Marvel is taking the film?