The upcoming stand-alone Marvel movie Captain Marvel will literally be the support on which the Avengers will fight off the Mad Titan and will revert what he has done. With Captain Marvel joining up with Avengers we’ll surely see some action-packed fights and climax. While most of the fans are only talking about the Avengers 4, there’s a plot to be explored in Captain Marvel (Captain Marvel Theory- Secret Invasion) arc as well and it could very well be the next Avengers movie after the Avengers 4 (or not?).
New Captain Marvel Theory- Secret Invasion
One of Marvel’s most famous alien races, the Skrulls are shapeshifters who use their powers to infiltrate other worlds, and weaken them from within. They’re even more dangerous – when Skrulls are around, it’s impossible to know who to trust. They’ve even learned to duplicate superhuman powers.
Captain Marvel’s Secret Invasion arc debuted in 2008 and was written by Brian Bendis. The arc was based on the fact that the Skrull homeworld had been destroyed years ago, and the aliens had developed an obsession for Earth. To that end, the Skrulls had begun systematically infiltrating the Earth’s defenders. Skrulls had slipped into the armed forces, the security services, S.H.I.E.L.D., and they had even wormed their way into the world’s superhero community. The Avengers first realized the Skrulls were on Earth when the Hand’s leader Elektra was killed – and her body transformed back into her Skrull form. Analysis of the Skrull’s body led the heroes to realize there was no way they could detect these impostors; literally anyone, anywhere, could be a Skrull. The arc fully exploited the powers of the Skrulls and their abilities.
With the advent of Captain Marvel (Captain Marvel Theory) in the MCU, the fans knew the Secret Invasion arc will follow. The Skrulls could have infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hydra for decades, and they could even still be around in the present-day MCU. Many fans have theorized that Captain Marvel could see the destruction of the Skrull Homeworld, setting the scene for a full-on Secret Invasion movie.
Now, there are two possibilities for the Secret Invasion plot to occur in the universe. First, the plot being a setting for a full-on ensemble Avenger’s movie or the plot could be the setting for the upcoming Captain Marvel movie as well.
But looking at the story of Captain Marvel, would the upcoming Captain Marvel movie will be the setting for the Secret Invasion or it will be the main event in Captain Marvel. Given the case, the Kree-Skrull war could easily form the backstory of the Captain Marvel movie. The main story would then be about the Skrull infiltration on Earth, with Carol Danvers, Nick Fury, and young S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson desperately working to defeat the aliens.
An ensemble movie like an Avengers with the storyline of the Secret Invasion plot will be a disaster because there’s just too much content and emotions in the Secret Invasion plot to show and explore in the movie with that much characters sharing the screen time. On the other hand, if the main events of the Captain Marvel movie are the Secret Invasion plot, then there’s room to show the emotions of betrayal between the friends with one of them turning out to be a Skrull. Another major issue is that any Secret Invasion film would presumably be released well after Avengers 4. Now imagine viewers learning that some of those arcs were never real in the first place, that prominent Avengers had actually been replaced by Skrull impostors, or that certain characters never actually died at all – only their doppelgangers did. The idea of Secret Invasion is an attractive one, but it risks actually causing damage to the narrative flow of the universe.
With the 90’s setting of the Captain Marvel film, it’s well insulated from the risk of changing the storyline of present-day MCU. Any character could actually be an alien, even crucial characters like Phil Coulson or Nick Fury. Captain Marvel has the freedom to explore this idea without doing any damage to the MCU’s ongoing story.
It’s really easy to understand that why the Secret Invasion plot is so popular among the fans and why they are expecting so much from it.
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