Disney+’s upcoming Secret Invasion TV series is getting ready to begin production this fall in the U.K. and in Europe. As such, the show’s cast continues to grow! Just the other day, Oscar-winning actress Olivia Coleman was the latest to join the cast in an undisclosed role. Given the kind of roles she’s played in the past, I could guess right on the spot as to what character she’ll end up being but, let’s get back to the nit and gritty of the news.
According to an exclusive report from Variety, Game of Thrones alum Emilia Clarke is in final talks of joining Secret Invasion! Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelson are returning to play their respective roles in the MCU as Nick Fury and Talos. One Night in Miami star Kingsley Ben-Adir will also be in the series. Talk about a straight-up fire cast so far!
While Variety mentions that Clarke’s role is under wraps, there are at least one of two characters I think she’ll end up playing. The first character that comes to mind is the Skrull princess Anelle. First appearing in Fantastic Four #37, Anelle is the mother of the half Kree/half Skrull Young Avengers member Dorrek VIII aka Theodore “Teddy” Altman aka Hulkling. Anelle also had a romantic relationship with the original Captain Marvel, the Kree superhero Mar-Vell. Even though Annette Bening played the MCU version of Mar-Vell, I feel like the series could tweak things just a bit. Still, this is just pure speculation. With Marvel Studios casting characters for a planned Young Avengers project, it’s only a matter when the studio finds their Hulkling.
My second guess is that Clarke could end up playing the MCU’s first mutant and commander of S.W.O.R.D, Abigail Brand. First appearing in Joss Whedon’s Astonishing X-Men #3, Abigail Brand is a half-alien/half mutant hybrid who can use can use pyrokinesis. Abigail Brand was just one of the major players throughout Marvel’s Secret Invasion comic book event and with S.W.O.R.D looking to make a return, this casting doesn’t feel too far off. However, it could be possible that Marvel Studios may change her origin a bit. It’s still going to be a while till we see our favorite merry band of mutants back on the big screen.
A couple of months ago, we at FandomWire dropped an exclusive on Charlie Cox’s Daredevil appearing in the Disney+ series! If you’re interested, you read it by clicking the link right here. As we wait for more Secret Invasion news to come out, what are your thoughts on Emilia Clarke’s casting? What character do you think she’ll end up being? Let us know in the comments below!