Since fans have received a mixed bag of production in Marvel’s phase 4, including Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Black Widow, and Thor: Love and Thunder, despite the studio’s decision to hire unique directors, the MCU’s fate might rest on their next series Secret Invasion.
Even though they faced better success in the Disney+ sector, with their TV series, many still consider that phase 4 hasn’t lived up to the hype. So there is great anticipation for Secret Invasion to do the job.
What do we know of Secret Invasion?
Starring Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the series will follow the S.H.I.E.L.D. colleagues far more specifically. It’ll follow the agents as they stop the Skrull from completing their goal of invading silently.
In contrast to the depiction of Skrulls in the comics, the extra-terrestrials have been shown to be more sympathetic. Though very few of them have been shown in the MCU, so it is possible for us to see a different side of the intergalactic race.
Cobie Smulders spills the beans
Famous for her role in the classic sitcom ‘How I Met Your Mother’, Cobie Smulders has taken mostly a backseat in her MCU role. But we should be expecting to see more of her in the Secret Invasion series. Commenting on the same at the San Diego comic con, the actor stated:
“We’re able to see these characters chat around the water cooler. What’s that conversation like when you’re sitting in a safe house waiting for information about the bomb. What is that? It’s much more human, and you get to see a different side of these characters. So that’s been exciting, to explore.”
Furthermore, the actor commented on the spy sub-genre that the series will be utilizing, while noting the ambiguous nature of Skrull’s intentions. Comicbook.com quoted the actor stating:
“They’ve been building in numbers, are they good? Are they bad? We’re going to find out in the show. But there’s certainly a lot of them and so it sort of turns into this. Can I trust you? Can I not trust you? And it’s really cool. It’s certainly fraught with a lot of tension.”
The mini-series could be what the doctor ordered, with many feeling that the multiple features in MCU’s phase 4 are making the universe disjointed, Secret Invasion can finally be what bring the MCU together.
Secret Invasion is set to premiere on Disney+ in 2023 with six episodes.