Spoiler alert for Secret Invasion.
The highly anticipated first episode of Marvel’s Secret Invasion, part of the MCU’s Phase 5, made its debut on Disney+ on June 21, 2023. The series follows Nick Fury and his allies as they join forces to thwart a clandestine Skrull invasion. In this opening episode, viewers are introduced to an intriguing Skrull rebel named Gravik, who launches an attack in Vossoyedineniye Square.
The thrilling action-packed sequence concludes with a shocking twist: it appears that Nick Fury shoots Maria Hill. However, the truth is revealed that it was actually Gravik, who had cleverly assumed the appearance of Fury. Maria Hill, portrayed by Cobie Smulders, first appeared in the franchise in 2012’s The Avengers. Recently, the talented actress shared her insights about her character’s unexpected demise in the series.
Cobie Smulders’ Character Maria Hill Dies
The unexpected death of Maria Hill, skillfully portrayed by Cobie Smulders, in the inaugural episode of Marvel’s Secret Invasion, sent shockwaves through fans. In a candid interview with Vanity Fair, Smulders shared her thoughts on the character’s untimely end. Reflecting on Maria Hill’s death, the actress expressed a sense of strangeness surrounding the event, acknowledging the profound impact it had on her.
“There is a Multiverse now, so anything is possible. But I’m pretty sure this is it.”
Describing the experience as “very human”, Smulders conveyed a palpable sadness, emphasizing the emotional weight of the moment. The loss of Maria Hill left a deep void among viewers, who recognized her immense potential as a character. The interview shed light on the profound effect such developments can have on both the actors and the passionate fanbase invested in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) June 23, 2023
Who Killed Maria Hill In Secret Invasion?
In a shocking turn of events, Gravik cunningly disguised himself as Nick Fury and ruthlessly shot Maria Hill directly in the stomach. Cobie Smulders, the talented actress behind the character, delved into her mindset of Hill during the pivotal moment of her shooting. Smulders also revealed that this marked her first on-camera death, further emphasizing the significance of the scene. Hill held a special place in Nick Fury’s inner circle, serving as one of his most trusted agents.
“To have Fury see himself, to know that Hill thinks that Fury shot her—that’s the pain of that moment. I like to think that she, by the time she passed, knew it wasn’t him. Initially, it’s terrifying and so confusing. But I’d like to think she got there.”
Marvel’s new phase has garnered mixed reactions, as not everyone finds it to their taste. However, the show has managed to captivate many viewers thus far, leaving them eagerly anticipating the remaining five episodes and the potential surprises they hold. Despite originally being slated to appear in the upcoming film, The Marvels (2023), it now appears that Smulders’ time as Maria Hill has reached its conclusion.
In a recent interview with ScreenRant, director Ali Selim revealed an intriguing aspect of his approach to the show. He disclosed that he was advised against reading the Secret Invasion comic storyline before undertaking the project. This unconventional decision has generated a diverse range of reactions, with some individuals trolling the director while others expressing optimism that this unique approach may yield positive results.
New episodes of Secret Invasion air every Wednesday only on Disney+