Does New Board Game Confirm Role of Skrulls in The Avengers?

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has gone on record saying the long-rumored aliens — or, more accurately, invaders — glimpsed in The Avengers Super Bowl are, in fact, not Skrulls. However, photos of an upcoming Avengers-based board game from Hasbro snapped by MTV Geek over the weekend at Toy Fair sure seem to argue that point.

Sure, they’re tiny, rubbery interpretations of aliens, but those point ears and prominent chins sure look familiar. Compare them to the blurry screen cap taken by io9 and make your own decision. One reason Marvel might be dodgy about labeling these invaders as Skrulls is because they originated as Fantastic Four characters and might actually be tied up in Fox’s deal with Marvel to make movies based on that franchise.

Directed by Joss Whedon, The Avengers stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as the Incredible Hulk, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill and Stellan Skarsgård as Dr. Selvig. It opens May 4.

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  • sum

    It’s amazing that they’ve been kept under wraps this long since the movie comes out in less than three months.

    I’m hoping it’s actually the Badoon.

  • Lewis4510

    I think it’s not the Skrulls but the Badoon. An alien reptilian race that actually conquered the earth in a alternate timeline. And those “pointy ears” and “prominent chins” in the admitedly blurry screen cap could in fact be some kind of helmet.

  • Tae

    If they are tied up in litigation, they can’t even use the likeness, so that part of the theory is out.

  • Doctor Timebomb

    If it’s the Badoon then I want Channing Tatum to play Starhawk. If he’s not available, Steve Buscemi. 

  • Anthony

    I think its much more likely that Loki is drawing upon help firmly rooted in what has been established in the Thor film.

    It would be cool to see Loki on some sort of cosmic journey seeking help, meeting with beings like Thanos and Kang.

    My biggest concern so far is that the film still feels so….small, despite the carnage seen in the trailers.

  • http://twitter.com/DanialCarroll Danial Carroll

    I think they’re probably the Badoon. It has been rumoured that Marvel intend to make a Guardians of the Galaxy film in the future, and the Badoon would be a good way to tie them into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

  • Lou25

    The frame from the trailer looks like tiny Annihilus clones if anything, although I guess that would be tied up in the FF license as well.  Is the Negative Zone attached to the FF?  Maybe that’s how Loki got back to Earth.  A less powerful version of the Space Phantoms, maybe?  Loki could have run into them while floating around the space he fell into in Thor, I guess. 

  • Rnbell

    The badoon could be a good bet  – aren’t there plans for a GotG movie? They’re pretty well-tied to their lore.

  • http://twitter.com/darth_awesome Joshua S.

    While I think the Skrulls, or any other threat, are still a possibility, the foe depicted in that screencap are frost giants.  I don’t think it’s unreasonable to assume that Loki would be marshaling forces from a variety of places.

  • Trecherous Three

    It’s not unheard of for them to add charcters to board games and video games that weren’t in the movies, I recall them doing that for some of the Spider Man games that were suppose to be tied into the movie. Wouldn’t read too much into it.

  • Staindcruiser

    Its not the Badoon or Skrulls. You can see the skull-design on the barbarian style armor if you slow it down. They’re Rock Trolls from Asgard; the costume is identical to Ulik’s from the old-school Thor comics.

  • Rafael Ortiz

    Definitely 
    svartálfar.