Re: The Avengers 2! The Official News and Speculation Thread - Part 1
Found the cached copy of the story and it turns out to be a non-story (thank god):
i.e., they're just saying that the Kree and the Skrulls were (obviously) part of the original comic book; not that they've been mentioned for the movie in any way.
The story will once again center around genius scientist Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, his wife and colleague Sue/The Invisible Woman, her brother Johnny/The Human Torch and Reed's best friend Ben/The Thing. Casting is currently underway. A few story details have now come to light via The Hollywood Reporter -- who also revealed that Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Dark Shadows screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith is polishing the original script by Jeremy Slater:
"Sources say that the new reboot is taking a grounded superhero and sci-fi approach to the heroes and will tap deep into the comics mythology, which featured not just the better-known villains such as Doctor Doom and Galactus but also alien races the Kree and the Skrull, and the anti-matter universe known as the Negative Zone."Marvel Studios tried to work the shape-shifting alien race the Skrulls into their cinematic continuity that features The Avengers franchise and the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy film but chose not to due to contractual limitations over character rights with 20th Century Fox.
Casting is currently underway. The film is scheduled for theatrical release on March 6th, 2015. Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass) is producing.
I want something good to die for, to make it beautiful to live.
---- Queens of the Stone Age, "Go With the Flow"