“Secret Invasion” is upon us. And thanks to Marvel’s Hall H Comic-Con panel, we know a little more about the next series of events coming to Disney+ and featuring Marvel Studios favorites Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Don Cheadle, Martin Freeman and Cobie Smulders.
During Marvel Studios’ big panel at Comic-Con, we got our first look at the series – as an introduction from series star Cobie Smulders – which sees Jackson’s Nick Fury teaming up with Skrull warrior Talos ( Mendelsohn) to try and stop a devious Skrull infiltration that could bring down the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In the footage, fans saw Samuel L Jackson returning from space looking rather grizzled. Maria Hill meets him at a bar and dresses him up to not show up to help with other unnamed issues that have presumably happened since he left Earth. Of course, Fury doesn’t necessarily need to be told that things are wrong – he reports it himself. “It’s different,” he says.
From there, it’s a lot of tension as it quickly feels like a Skrull infiltration of Earth has occurred that Ben Mendelsohn’s Talos is unaware of – or really nobody.
The footage showcased the epic scope of the series and yes, gave a glimpse of some of the new characters, played by Kingsley Ben-Adir, Olivia Coleman, Emilia Clarke, Carmen Ejogo and Christopher McDonald. “Mr. Robot” Kyle Bradstreet, alumnus, is the editor.
In the “Secret Invasion” comic book event series, written by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Leinil Francis Yu, set in a post-“Civil War” Marvel landscape, several key characters are revealed to be Skrulls, with versions Skrull of various heroes as well. . The series was a wild, ongoing event that encompassed everything from Savage Land to the Illuminati to SHIELD to the Fantastic Four and beyond, introducing new characters, the Super-Skrulls, and generally messing up Canon for at least until at the next comic book event. .
While the next Marvel Studios series doesn’t seem quite righthat away (imagine Hemsworth’s Thor turning out to be a Skrull!), this still sounds like an entertaining and appropriate take on comic book lore. Between the multiverse, mutants, and now the Skrulls, the MCU is getting very, very complicated.
The only question remains: how well do you really know your favorite Marvel hero?
The new series will debut on Disney+ in the spring of 2023.