Joss Whedon Reveals Why He Didn't Use The Skrulls Or Kree In THE AVENGERS

Joss Whedon Reveals Why He Didn't Use The Skrulls Or Kree In THE AVENGERS

The director confirms that neither the Skrulls or Kree appear in the upcoming movie and reveals why exactly he made the decision not to use an alien race with some established backgrounds, making their identity an even bigger mystery.

With a little over a month to go until Marvel's The Avengers is finally released in cinemas, speculation is still at an all time high when it comes to exactly who or what makes up Loki's mysterious army. Talking to Entertainment Weekly at the SXSW festival, director Joss Whedon has stamped out the Skrull/Kree rumours once and for all, going so far as to reveal why exactly he chose to use neither of them in the film.

"I will say only this: It is not the Kree or the Skrulls. Those two aliens are Marvel mainstays and have enormous backstories. They have a big life of their own that just could not be contained in a film where I already had seven movie stars."

"The Skrulls — they can shape change. That’s a whole thing. I’ve already got Loki. He’s got magic. Once you got magic along with your Iron Man and your Black Widow — it’s a real juggling act."

The reasoning behind Whedon's decision makes sense. Regardless of whether the army which is in the movie ends up being a race from the comic books, would you still like to see either the Skrulls or Kree show up in a sequel? Sound off with your thoughts in the usual place.


Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Ramanoff/Black Widow
Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Tom Hiddleston as Loki

RELEASE DATE: April 26th, 2012. (UK) May 4th, 2012. (US)

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