Who Exactly Are The Skrulls, The Next Big Marvel Villains?

We don't have a ton of information about the upcoming superhero flick Captain Marvel, but two things we know for sure are that it will be set in the '90s (paving the way for an all Jagged Little Pill soundtrack) and the villains will be the Skrulls, shapeshifting aliens seemingly named after a suburban teen's death metal band.

Fans have speculated that the movie will retell the Secret Invasion storyline from 2008, which revealed that the Skrulls had infiltrated Earth society, and even replaced certain beloved superheroes with extraterrestrial moles. But the history of the Skrulls stretches way back to 1962, when they first appeared in the second issue of The Fantastic Four, taking the form of the superhero quartet and sullying their names by committing various crimes. Not exactly the evilest plan in the history of comics.

Marvel ComicsThe Fantastic Four defeated them by hypnotizing them and making them shapeshift into cows. (No, seriously.)

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It's taken a while for the Skrulls to show up on the big screen. James Gunn almost included one in Guardians Of The Galaxy, and the Chitauri -- the Skrull equivalent from Marvel's Ultimate imprint -- attacked New York in The Avengers. Yup, the movie we all loved basically had the RC Cola of shapeshifting aliens as baddies.

But now we've finally gotten a look at the Skrulls of Captain Marvel, and the internet is memeing the hell out of them. Not because they look like microwaved Romulans, but because the only photo that's been released so far features the Skrulls hanging out on the beach. And those Skrulls sure look like they're posing for the cover of the kind of CD you'd find in the discount bin at a gas station.


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There's also the possibility that the Skrulls are moments away from taking the form of David Hasselhoff and Yasmine Bleeth (it was the '90s, after all).

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