Marvel has released an array of iconic events throughout comic book history! Secret Wars, World War Hulk, Avengers vs X-Men, Fear Itself, House of M, Spider-Verse, etc. you name it. One of those events that will be adapted into an upcoming Disney+ series is Secret Invasion! Written by Brian Michael Bendis, Secret Invasion saw the Skrulls secretly invaded Earth and posing as different Marvel heroes in the hopes of taking over the world.
Announced during the Marvel Studios portion of Disney’s Investor’s Day, the TV series will see the return of Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury and Ben Mendleson’s Talos from Captain Marvel with the same concept from the comics. During a press event for WandaVision, Comicbook.com got to chat with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige on what to expect for the MCU’s adaptation.
Feige goes on to explain that, “Well, there were more characters in the Secret Invasion comic series than there were in Endgame so, no,” he admits. “It’s not that but it very much is a showcase for Sam Jackson and Ben Mendelson and tapping into the paranoia elements of the Secret Invasion comic series that was great with the twists and turns that took. So, that’s certainly our focus more than, ‘Can we cram in more characters than Endgame? like publishing?'”
What This Means
Captain Marvel was the first introduction of the Skrulls and there were hints of a Secret Invasion of sorts hinted throughout the film. Spider-Man: Far Home gave fans a first glimpse of SWORD and the cosmic organization will play some kind of role in WandaVision as episodes progress. No release date has been chosen just yet but my guess is the show could likely air around late 2022 or early 2023 at best. Though it is possible that the series could play into Captain Marvel 2, especially since Feige has mentioned how interconnective the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be moving forward.
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