Marvel Comics Teases Empyre #1 and Event Fallout As Worlds Changing With Unsung 3rd Race In Kree/Skrull War Returning! (Sans Spoilers)
Writer Al Ewing spoke about his Empyre narrative with co-writer Dan Slot and revealed the below.
Well, this started off as an Avengers/Fantastic Four crossover, so everything grew out of that shared ground — what did the two teams have in common, how did they differ, etc…
…The first bolt of lightning coming out of the brainstorm was a suggestion from Dan that basically involved a closer look at the origins of the Kree/Skrull War, and how a Kree/Skrull Alliance might form — obviously, this was something I’d been pushing at myself for some years, because I could see a whole bunch of story possibilities in the idea, so I was right on board…
…the Cotati are kind of the secret sauce of the Kree/Skrull War, the third force everyone forgets.
In some ways, they were the start of it — the Skrulls made the Cotati and the Kree compete for their favor, the Kree massacred the Cotati as a result, and then the Kree went on the assault the Skrulls, steal their stuff and start the neverending war.
So the Cotati do have a stake in all this — the question is, what do the Kree/Skrull Alliance want with them now? It can’t be good…
…At the end of all this, Earth will be in a very different place. Things will have changed, and we’ll be exploring those changes in the more space-oriented titles. As for Hulkling’s end goal as the Kree/Skrull fleet gets closer… well, we need to leave some of his plans to be revealed in the pages of Empyre itself!
Empyre #1 hits stands this week.
Tags: Cotati, Empyre, Kree, Marvel, Skrull