Rumor of the day: Avengers movie to feature Skrull-Kree War?

Marvel Studios behemoth The Avengers will begin shooting in Albuquerque, N.M., next spring, and a local newspaper has possibly revealed some blockbuster news about the storyline.

An Albuquerque resident and Ain't It Cool News reader picked up a copy of the Albuquerque Journal on Christmas Eve and, in a story about the production coming to the local Albuquerque Studios for a good six months or so, noticed this line: "The Avengers' script will blend Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger story lines as the Avengers battle with two alien races, the Skrulls and the Kree."

The Kree-Skrull war has played a major role in numerous Marvel Comics storylines, centering around an ongoing conflict between the somewhat humanoid Kree and the more malevolent, shape-shifting Skrulls. The battle has come to Earth repeatedly, with the Skrulls impersonating both superheroes and figures in the highest reaches of government.

The Journal article gives no source for the plot information, so it's difficult to say whether this is official news or not. What is known, however, is that the plots of both Thor and Captain America (out next May and July, respectively) will lead into The Avengers, and it's confirmed that the powerful Skrull device known as the Cosmic Cube will appear in Captain America.

The Avengers, which comes out in 2012, will also shoot in Michigan and New York, where most of the action allegedly takes place.

Would you like to see the Kree-Skrull conflict in the first Avengers movie? Or is that too much too soon? What do you think the story should be?

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