After Secret Invasion That Had Nearly More Budget Than Oppenheimer And Barbie Combined, Emilia Clarke Has Now Starred In 3 Mega Failure Franchises

After Secret Invasion That Had Nearly More Budget Than Oppenheimer And Barbie Combined, Emilia Clarke Has Now Starred In 3 Mega Failure Franchises
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The final episode of the Disney+ series Secret Invasion is up and running, and while it answers some questions on the Skrull side of things, it chooses to stay from the bigger questions – when were Colonel Rhodes and Everett Ross replicated? And did Nick Fury come back to Earth just to tackle Gravik? What about the impending human-Skrull war?


A lot could have been achieved with the massive budget that Disney put into the show, but as the finale is out, it looks like the $200M just went down the rabbit hole considering the series is rewarded with the lowest ratings so far for any MCU show.

Marvel's Secret Invasion
Marvel’s Secret Invasion

Emilia Clarke’s powerful on-screen presence brought some respite from a rather unbearably bland storyline that tries to build up into nothing. 


The final episode, though, gave Clarke a much-needed reward, but she couldn’t save the series as it desperately tried to focus on Nick Fury’s redemption through events that revolved around characters that didn’t serve the greater agenda.

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Secret Invasion Let Emilia Clarke’s Massive Talent Down

The official on-paper budget for the current box office hits – Oppenheimer and Barbie are $100M respectively and even with double, Secret Invasion missed out on the biggest opportunity it had.


Siding with the rebel Gravik who is bent on making planet Earth the new Skrullos, Emilia Clarke’s shift over to Samuel L. Jackson‘s Nick Fury wasn’t written too well. 

Emilia Clarke as G'iah
Emilia Clarke as G’iah

Given her formidable acting chops, the story landed her in a position where she couldn’t become part of the higher stakes and had to be the sidekick until the finale.

Not just Secret Invasion, Emilia Clarke often tends to be a part of franchises that jinx her character enough to sink it after the glory.


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Emilia Clarke May Not Be A Franchise Player After All

Not to mention, Game of Thrones had Emilia Clarke transform into the mother of dragons, but the showrunners brought her toward a fatal end and the finale is registered as the most absurd ending to a show.

Her character Qi’ra suffered the same fate in Solo: A Star Wars Story as the story struggled to connect with the audience due to its lapses in setting up an origin tale and forming a part of the larger Star Wars universe. 

Emilia Clarke as Qi'ra in Solo: A Star Wars Story
Emilia Clarke as Qi’ra in Solo: A Star Wars Story

The film finished up just under $400M worldwide, whereas Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, being a spin-off, managed to accumulate over $1 Billion.

Secret Invasion’s events weren’t put together well enough for Emilia Clarke to actually shine as G’iah, and after the low ratings, it is highly unlikely that Disney would push for a second season.

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Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers in the upcoming The Marvels releasing November 10 could further explore the events and probably throw up enough crumbs to carry the mess into future films. 

Source: ScreenRant


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