“Agents of SHIELD pulled this sh*t off better…TWICE”: Marvel Fans Claim Samuel L Jackson’s Secret Invasion Will Always Play Second Fiddle to Cult-Classic Marvel Series

Marvel Fans Claim Samuel L Jackson's Secret Invasion Will Always Play Second Fiddle to Cult-Classic Marvel Series
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Based on the 2008 storyline by Brian Michael Bendis revolving around the shapeshifting Skrulls, the idea of Samuel L. Jackson’s Secret Invasion, was initially considered brilliant for Marvel. However, a few episodes down the road, as ratings started coming down, the safe plan turned into a disaster. 

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Secret Invasion

Currently, after the release of the final episode of Secret Invasion on 26th July, as it turned into the lowest RT-rated episode in all of the MCU, fans expressed their disappointment in the show. Comparing it with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel fans trolled Emilia Clarke’s show as a subordinate. 

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Marvel’s Disney+ Series Secret Invasion Turned Into A Disaster 

In retrospect, Secret Invasion, which was once considered MCU’s master plan to revive its lost reputation featuring the A-listers of Hollywood, was probably not a great idea. Despite revolving around the comic book story about shapeshifting Skrulls and having loads of top-shelf heroes, the Disney+ show failed to achieve its goal. 

Samuel L. Jackson in Secret Invasion
Samuel L. Jackson in Secret Invasion

Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, and Emilia Clarke starring Secret Invasion although started with hype, eventually faced an anticlimactic ending, as it reached its final episode. Although the show initially started with a 52% RT rating, it gradually faced a drop after the 2nd episode. Eventually, the show ended with a bitter 13% RT rating, which turned out to be MCU’s lowest-rated project. 

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Marvel’s show witnessed a horrendous drop in rating

While the show was supposed to be MCU’s savior, especially after its enormous hype, Secret Invasion turned into a disaster for Marvel Studios. Despite promising big twists, the show simply killed off important and beloved characters, which seems to have caused the ultimate damage to the series. So much so that the show is now being compared as a subordinate to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 

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Fans Call Secret Invasion A Second Fiddle To Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

It is believed that Disney was wrong to consider Secret Invasion as a safe plan in the wake of the Infinity War and Endgame movie arc. After previously having an all-star lineup for The Avengers movies, it was downright unreasonable for MCU to expect the same from Samuel L. Jackson’s Disney+ show

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Fans are comparing MCU’s recent show with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

Thus, fans claimed that Secret Invasion was never able to deliver the “Who can you trust?” paranoia that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. did flawlessly. Further, criticizing the idea of swapping two familiar faces over six episodes, fans blamed the plotline for the show’s downfall. Degrading Samuel L. Jackson‘s Disney+ series even more, fans trolled it as a second fiddle to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 

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Marvel seems to have failed to predict the criticism or ambush they might face following the release of Secret Invasion‘s final episode. However, fans purposefully expressed their disappointment through horrendous ratings and Twitter posts. 

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