Announced at the SDCC ’22, Secret Invasion stands second in Marvel’s Phase Five project line-up. It has been officially deemed that Phase Four will end with the 2022 line-up which coincides with the November release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Secret Invasion marks the heralding of several famed actors, although newcomers to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Both Emilia Clarke and Olivia Colman will debut in the Marvel Studios’ 2023 series.
MCU Sets Up a Darker Storyline With Secret Invasion
A faction of the Skrulls had found a safe passage into Earth after suffering the genocidal Kree-Skrull War on their planet of Skrullos. However, a new threat emerges that forces Nick Fury to return to Earth imminently using a spaceship and prepare for battle. The humanoid shapeshifters had first been introduced to the cinematic universe in Captain Marvel and were later incorporated into several cameo storylines where they appeared to work as sanctioned covert operatives impersonating (under orders) Fury, Hill, and an FBI agent during WandaVision‘s Westview narrative.
Cobie Smulders had teased the Secret Invasion plot earlier saying it will take a darker turn as no one can be trusted and we will be left wondering who’s Skrull and who’s human. Given the self-explanatory title of the film, the plot prepares the heroes and the agents for an oncoming invasion, although details any further than that have been kept under wraps. Olivia Colman is seen featuring in a scene that finds her warning Fury that he’s “in no shape for this” implying he is gearing up for the battle and will come out into the frontlines, if necessary.
Emilia Clarke Makes Her MCU Debut in Secret Invasion
The 2023 series promises a lot of action and the Game of Thrones actress, Emilia Clarke is found featuring in several scenes that promise a packed script filled with shootings, motorcade flipping, and Clarke’s character struggling for her life. It is not yet clear in what capacity we might be seeing her for her MCU role. Some sources are theorizing Clarke may be standing in for the cinematic portrayal of Daisy Johnson aka Quake who has already appeared extensively in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Along with Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, the audience will see the return of Ben Mendelsohn’s Talos, Martin Freeman’s Everett Ross who is also making an appearance in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever; Don Cheadle will appear as War Machine along with Cobie Smulders’ Maria Hill and Kingsley Ben-Adir. Given the theme of the series, it might not be a stretch to have hopes for a quick Captain Marvel cameo from Brie Larson as well.
Secret Invasion is set to launch in on Disney+ in the spring of 2023 with no specific dates being announced yet.
Source: The Direct