Secret Invasion: Release date, trailer, cast, plot & more

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Nick Fury in Secret Invasion Episode 3

Secret Invasion will see the return of Nick Fury and show the infiltration of Skrulls into our world – here’s everything we know, including its release date, trailer, cast, plot, and more.

As the first television show entry into the MCU Phase 5, Secret Invasion will likely set up storylines that could impact future projects like The Marvels or Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Even though it is an Earth-bound adventure with Nick Fury taking center stage as the protagonist, the Secret Invasion storyline in the comics followed Earth’s Mightiest Heroes fighting against a hostile Skrull invasion.

With many of Earth’s heroes being revealed as Skrulls, the mystery that should dominate the show will be which familiar face we can trust. So here’s everything we know about Secret Invasion Season 1.

Secret Invasion release date

Secret Invasion will premiere on Disney+ on June 21, 2023.

This means that there’s only two weeks left until the premier, i.e. two weeks to catch up on any necessary MCU material.

More and more promotional material is coming out in preparation for the show’s release, so keep an eye out on social media.

Secret Invasion trailer

The first trailer for Secret Invasion was released on September 10, 2022 and can be found below.

The second trailer was then dropped, which depicted an even darker tone. You can watch it below:

The second trailer also explains why Fury isn’t calling on the Avengers for help, stating, “This war is one I have to fight. Alone”.

You can check out a new teaser for the series below, which shows Nick Fury vowing to fight this mission “alone” without the help of his “special friends”:

You can also check out still images from the series below:

Secret Invasion cast

Samuel L. Jackson will return to the role of Nick Fury in the series, which makes sense given his experience with the Skrulls in Captain Marvel and Spider-Man: Far From Home.

In an interview with Total Film, Secret Invasion director Ali Selim explained that Marvel required Nick Fury to show up “as a film-noir character” when he appeared: “We leaned into the notion that Nick Fury shows up as a film-noir character, and transitions into more of a lone wolf, western character as the show goes on. So we were looking at ‘The Third Man’. We were looking at Clint Eastwood, ‘Unforgiven’. There are little tips of the hat to ‘The Searchers’. Ultimately, that’s what Marvel required and requested, and, I’d like to think, appreciated.”

Going back to Captain Marvel, Ben Mendelsohn will reprise his part from that movie as the Skrull Talos. Though he was originally an antagonist in Captain Marvel, he ended the movie as an ally to Fury and Carol Danvers.

Former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill, played by Cobie Smulders and was last seen as being impersonated by the Skrull Soren, will also appear in the series.

Secret Invasion Nick Fury
Samuel L. Jackson returns as Nick Fury in Secret Invasion.

The Avenger War Machine, aka James Rhodes, who has been played by Don Cheadle, has also been confirmed to appear.

Finally, in terms of returning MCU characters, Martin Freeman will reprise his role of Everett Ross. Freeman is also set to appear in the upcoming film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

In terms of newcomers, Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke, The Crown’s Olivia Colman, and Happy Gilmore actor Christopher McDonald will join the MCU in undisclosed roles along with Killian Scott, and Carmen Ejogo.

Clarke will be playing G’iah, Talos’ daughter. “She’s a refugee kid who’s had Talos for a dad, you know what I mean? Maybe the fact that we didn’t know he had a kid up until this point tells you everything you need to know about their relationship,” she told Vanity Fair.

Secret Invasion Emilia Clarke
Could Emilia Clarke be playing a Skrull in Secret Invasion?

Other newcomers include Peaky Blinders actor Kingsley Ben-Adir, who will play the series antagonist. Dermot Mulroney will also appear as the President of the United States.

Charlayne Woodard recently shared a post to her website that revealed her role as Priscilla Fury, Nick Fury’s wife, which will no doubt be an exciting addition to the cast.

Secret Invasion plot

According to Disney, Secret Invasion will showcase “a faction of shape-shifting Skrulls who have been infiltrating Earth for years.”

In a new report by Vanity Fair, Samuel L. Jackson spoke about the conflict in the show arising from him failing to achieve his promise: finding a new home for the Skrulls. “He promised them they were going to find them a planet or somewhere they could be. And that’s not going so well,” he said.

Here’s how the publication described the show: “Now a group of Skrull extremists have arisen who are tired of asking, and tired of waiting. The clandestine takeover in Secret Invasion is their solution, and Gravik is the resistance leader who has radicalized them. He breaks from the Talos-led faction to seize the resources they need—first quietly, by disguising themselves, then by force, if needed.”

According to the MCU Wiki, the series will be the second instalment of Phase 5, and “is a sequel to Captain Marvel, Spider-Man: Far From Home and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”

From the first trailer below, it appears that Talos will will help Fury as an ally to repel the Skrull invasion.

Unfortunately, the finale for Secret Invasion’s finale is now the lowest rated project in the MCU with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 13% via Discussing Film.

All episodes of Secret Invasion are now streaming on Disney+. You can check out our other superhero TV & movie hubs below:

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