Secret Invasion Synopsis Teases Marvel’s ‘Crossover Event Series’
marvel’s Secret Invasion takes control of Disney+. Marvel Studios describes the thriller, starring Samuel L. Jackson as super-spy Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn as the Skrull shape-shifter Talos, as a “crossover event series” spanning the Marvel Cinematic Universe as paranoia of alien infiltration grips him. Like the 2008 crossover comic book series of the same name that impacted the Avengers, Fantastic Four, and X-Men, Secret Invasion brings together characters from across the MCU stable, including ex-SHIELD agent Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders of The Avengers), CIA agent Everett Ross (Martin Freeman of Captain America: Civil War and Black Panther), and James “War Machine” Rhodes (Don Cheadle of iron man 2 and the next Armor Wars).
On its website, Disney describes the series as follows: “Secret Invasion is a new series announced on Disney+ that stars Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn as Skrull Talos, characters who first met in Captain Marvel. The crossover series of events features a shape-shifting faction of Skrulls that have been infiltrating Earth for years.”
Secret Invasion pull on the wires Spider-Man: Far From Home and Wanda Vision, both ending with post-credits scenes featuring the shapeshifting Skrulls posing as humans in positions of authority. The series is expected to tie into the next Captain Marvel after Wonderswhich hits theaters next July, as both will feature Fury and Talos.
At Marvel’s Comic-Con panel in San Diego, the first Secret Invasion the trailer showed Fury returning to Earth for the first time in years after 2019 Spider-Man: Far From Home revealed to him that he was off-world with a Skrull faction. Images projected for the Comic-Con crowd featured appearances from government figures, Everett and Rhodes, as well as an old Fury ally played by Olivia Colman.
Previously announced cast members appearing in undisclosed roles include Emilia Clarke (game of thrones), Kingsley Ben Adir (Peaky Blinders), Killian Scott (love-hate), Carmen Ejogo (real detective) and Christopher McDonald (Ballers). Thomas Bezucha (The family stone, let it go) and Ali Selim (Criminal Minds, Manhunt) will direct what Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige has touted as a “darker” thriller laced with paranoia.
marvel’s Secret Invasion airs Spring 2023 on Disney+. The streamer then releases a new series She-Hulk: Lawyer (August 17), followed by the untitled Halloween Special (autumn 2022) and the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (planned winter 2022).