What!?!?!? Are Skrulls in The Avengers? Officially?

As much as Kevin Feige has tried to dismiss the rumors surrounding The Avengers’ mysterious alien threat, it seems like the newest round of leaked product images has revealed them… and they’re Skrulls.

I know, I’m just as confused as you are. You see, Marvel Studios’ head honcho Kevin Feige has been pretty adamant about not having Skrulls in The Avengers. He can call them whatever he wants, but the creatures in these pictures look exactly like the much feared, pointy eared, space invaders of the Marvel Universe.

I have a suspicion that all of this is part of some licensing dispute with Fox, the studio that currently owns the rights to the Fantastic Four. After all, they bought the rights to a ton of characters in the late 90’s, among which was probably Super-Skrull and his minions. So, to avoid a dispute with Fox, Marvel has decided to change the name of their baddies… but they can change the name to whatever they want, we all know that they’re still Skrulls.