Why Is Marvel’s Secret Invasion Coming to Disney+?
The upcoming MCU Secret Invasion comic adaptation will be a TV show, not a movie.
In an announcement that took place during Disney Investor Day 2020, an online stream that featured presentations from many of the company’s creative executives and sketched the future plans of the entertainment giant in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Marvel Studios President and Marvel Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige revealed that the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s adaptation of Secret Invasion would take the form of a Disney+ series rather than a big-screen movie.
What Is Secret Invasion, Again?
Secret Invasion is a story about Earth being invaded by the Skrulls, the shape-shifting aliens introduced to movie-going audiences in 2019’s Captain Marvel. In the Secret Invasion comic, on the other hand, the citizens of Earth discovered that many of their fellow superheroes were actually alien replacements years ago.
At this point, it is unclear how exactly the massive comic event will play out in the MCU. However, fans have been bracing for the event since the introduction of the Skrulls and the Kree as sworn enemies in Captain Marvel.
Who Is Returning for Secret Invasion…so far?
Two of the characters who played key roles in Captain Marvel have been tapped to headline the Secret Invasion Disney+ series: Ben Mendelsohn, who plays the role of Talos the Skrull, and Samuel L. Jackson, who has played the role of Nick Fury since the character was introduced in the post-credit scene for the very first MCU movie, 2008’s Iron Man.
And it isn’t the first time we’ve seen the two actors reprise their respective roles since Captain Marvel, either, we saw both Talos and Fury appearing in 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home.
During an interview with Collider, Feige emphasized that the Disney+ streaming series based on the comic would focus on the political paranoia aspects of the story, with a heavy reliance on the acting chops of Jackson and Mendelsohn. Furthermore, Feige teased that the series would tie into “other things,” and give them a chance to tell the type of story that we’ve yet to see in the MCU.
With WandaVision finally being released on Friday, January 15th, the age of the MCU on Disney+ has finally arrived, and there are plenty more Marvel shows heading your way, including “Captain America” and the Winter Soldier, She-Hulk, and Armor Wars.
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