There hasn’t been this much buzz over something so small and pink since the Clinton Administration. I speak of course of what appears to be a Skrull board game piece that MTV (they’re still around?), discovered at a toy fair.
The board game in question is The Avengers: Mighty Battle and it’s hard to argue that the piece in questions isn’t a Skrull. This could mean that Joss Whedon’s adamant proclamation that there aren’t any Skrulls in the upcoming Avengers movie is just a diversion… but…
Apparently, Fox may own the rights to “Skrulls” through its Fantastic Four License. So what gives? The way I see it, one of two things is happening. Either Joss managed to get the rights to the name from his dear, dear friends at Fox, or more likely, they aren’t Skrulls. We’re probably looking at “Chitauri”, which are basically Skrulls of another flavor. It’s kinda like saying, that’s not a “Grizzly” bear, it’s a “Kodiak”! The Chitauri showed up as the big bad in the 2006 animated movie Ultimate Avengers: The Movie, so they have that going for them. Either way, I can’t wait until May!
The Avengers drops into theatres on May 4th.
(via MTV Geek)