At the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home — spoiler warning for the semi-fans (at best) who have yet to see the final Phase 3 installment — the end-credits scene leaves MCU fans flabbergasted. And with Captain Marvel 2 coming (likely as part of phase 5), the Skrull surprises may be just beginning.
At the end of Far From Home, both Maria Hill and Nick Fury — the two characters you trusted for the entirety of the narrative — turn out to be Skrulls in disguise, leaving the MCU primed to manifest quite the complex and deceit-based landscape moving forward. Thus, these may not be the only two characters who wind up revealed as Skrulls. With the shape-shifters taking part in future phases, anything remains possible.
Recent news suggests that Marvel may employ this trick again; however, while the characters partaking may be left in the dark, the audience may be in on the secret next time around. So, what do we know, and who in the MCU may turn out to be a Skrull in disguise?
Will the MCU employ the Skrull trick to introduce Deadpool in ‘Captain Marvel 2?’
According to We Got This Covered (WGTC), Marvel reportedly wants to make Deadpool a Skrull when they bring the characters into the existing world of the Avengers. The outlet suggests — relying on the same sources who knew Taskmaster would be the villain in Black Widow and that Aladdin 2 was in development prior to the announcements — that the Merc with a Mouth could show up as a Skrull in Captain Marvel 2.
The source goes onto note that one of the most significant plot elements to come from Captain Marvel 2 will be the reveal that several existing characters are actually Skrulls pretending to be the heroes fans have come to know and love. And, one of those so-called heroes (if he fits under such an umbrella term) will be Deadpool. As of now, Marvel Studios is allegedly considering introducing Deadpool in this manner, before introducing the real Merc once the threat has been handled.
WGTC even goes on to explain why such an introduction could work, as Deadpool could later poke fun at the case of mistaken identity — using his alien appearance as a way to mock the MCU (and its associated heroes) for their inability to see through a fake. What could be more Deadpool-esque?
How will ‘Captain Marvel 2’ play out? How many characters will turn out to be Skrulls?
If Captain Marvel 2 runs with this Skrull narrative, it could be the basis for a widescale invasion, leading to multiple “fake” heroes, and the possibilities remain endless. New Avengers may join the landscape, only for a Skrull to copycat their existence down the line.
According to WGTC, Carol Danvers (and whoever helps her in her next standalone installment) will realize they’re battling an enemy, and the real Deadpool (and presumably other characters taken on by Skrulls ) will come to the surface towards the end of the Captain Marvel installment. However, if the Skrulls manage a widescale takeover, it’s possible that they are the basis of future mash-ups, stealing identities left and right as the MCU progresses through Phase 5 and beyond.