I wouldn't be surprised if that comment was made by Bendis after the decision was made not to have Wonder Man as a Skrull.
--Previous Message-- : I always thought Wonder Man as a skrull was a : red herring but if Bendis is being honest : then I was totally off. I mean Bendis often : joked in his message board about Wonder Man : looking skrully when Mighty Avengers : started. Why would you deliberately give : this away anyways? : : --Previous Message-- : As the months went by in Mighty Avengers, : like : most Wonder Man fans [and even some who : weren't] I couldn't figure out why he'd been : included on the roster if he wasn't really : going to be used. : : The answer looks to have been given in an : interview: : : Bendis: There were a couple people I thought : would be interesting Skrulls, that were on : my list at the outset, we were very clear : who was and was not a Skrull, but we got to : the story and realized we didn't need them. : And we felt that the fewer Skrulls the : better. : : IGN Comics: Anyone specific? : : Bendis: Yeah, Simon Williams a.k.a. Wonder : Man, was supposed to be a Skrull. He was : such a quieter character – the quiet, noble, : easy-to-imitate guy – but there was nothing : he could do that Hank Pym couldn't. And Hank : was more interesting because they kept : having to switch him out. : : : : http://comics.ign.com/articles/936/936219p4.html : : I have conflicting thoughts about this. : : Had they followed through, then maybe Wonder : man would be a featured character in Dark : Reign. : : Since they did not - then that Wonder Man : 'legacy' talk may not lead to the death that : I'd been worrying about since I heard it. : : So the good news is that Wonder man should : be available for other writers to use. The : bad news is that early signs do not point to : anyone using him - though Dan Slott does : seem eager to do a Wonder man/Beast story. : But that is still not the regular gig we : thought he'd be getting in Mighty Avengers. : Maybe this also ties into Wonder man's : erratic use in Ms. Marvel. : : In any case, I thought you'd al like to know : about Brian Bendis' comments..if you didn't : already run across them yourself. : : :