The latest question that is bothering Marvel fans is for how long Secret Invasion’s sleeper agent, Rhodey, has been a Skrull? The revelation has garnered divided fan reactions, and Marvel Studios is having some fun with the fans who discovered the Skrull reveal in Secret Invasion. Over the course of the last few weeks, fans have been arguing about whether or not they could trust James Rhodes.

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James ‘Rhodey’ Rhodes Is a Skrull in Secret Invasion

Secret Invasion episode 4 dropped shocking clues poiting that MCUs popular character – Rhodey –was a Skrull. Rhodey first appeared in 2008’s Iron Man and maintaining the surprise and secrets about him until the time they were intended to be revealed in Secret Invasion was a crucial task for the director.

Director Selim said, “We have a great crew and a great MCU family. A lot of these people work for them all the time, and it was never about hiding that.” “We just shot it. We just shot the Rhodey reveal as a female Skrull, which I think is interesting. And, I guess, hid it from the audience is pretty easy because I don’t talk about this stuff anyway, as I told you in the beginning.”

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Across Secret Invasion, Don Cheadle’s James Rhodes, aka War Machine, was one of the most theorized characters to be a Skrull imposter. And, sure enough, the theories were true as it was revealed that the Skrull Raava was impersonating him. In many ways, Rhodey’s crippling injury and the Avengers’ ongoing civil war provided the Skrulls a golden opportunity to replace a high-ranking colonel and important figure in the US politics.

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Secret Invasion Director Reveals How Long Rhodey Has Been A Skrull

It seems that Secret Invasion shook up the MCUs past more than ever. Since Secret Invasion episode 4 aired, Marvel fans have reasonably been asking how long has Rhodey been a Skrull? To answer their curiosity, Secret Invasion director Ali Selim said in an exclusive interview with,  

“I think his legs not working in the end of episode six and him being in the hospital gown points to [Captain America: Civil War]. And, from there, does it have to be definitive, or is it more fun for the audience to go back and revisit every moment, every Rhodey moment and look at it with a different lens now that they think, ‘Oh, he might’ve been a Skrull there.’ And make the decision for themselves, or it’ll be answered in Armor Wars.”

Secret Invasion Director Confirms Exactly When Rhodey Became a Skrull.

Well the answer gives directions to multiple possibilities such as, Rhodey was a Skrull through his appearances in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, as well as The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. The Rhodey awakened at the end of Secret Invasion presumably is unaware that his dear friend Tony Stark, also known as Iron Man, died saving the universe from Thanos.

Nor does he know Sam Wilson is Captain America or that Natasha Romanoff is gone. It also makes one wonder if the humans who were held captive by Skrulls could have been victims of The Blip and what happened when they returned?

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