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Here's What Happened The Last Time Skrulls Invaded The Marvel Universe

The end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Three is well behind us, but Marvel Studios is keeping their knowledge of what’s next for the MCU close to the vest. With little information to go on, dedicated Marvelites have been forced to wildly speculate about who the antagonists of Phase Four will be - and given the lengthy history of the villainous Skrulls in Marvel Comics, they’re probably a solid bet.

The Skrulls are a shapeshifting race of aliens that have been a part of Marvel Comics continuity since 1962, when they first clashed with the Fantastic Four. While fans thought they were going to be the core villains in 2019’s Captain Marvel, they've been more altruistic than comic book readers are accustomed to. Many expect that it won’t last much longer. The Skrull Empire is notorious for playing the “long game” - most notably during their Secret Invasion of the Marvel Universe - so it’s safe to say that they’re a potential threat, especially with the Disney+ series Secret Invasion on the horizon.