I never thought I’d ever get to say this – but we are finally getting a Secret Invasion. Let me start back at the beginning. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige announced during this year’s Disney’s Investor Day that a Secret Invasion adaptation will be hitting on the small screen on Disney Plus. It also looks like Samuel L. Jackson is set to return as the super-spy Nick Fury – and Ben Mendelsohn will be taking up his role again as the Skrull known as Talos.
The two appeared on the big screen in 2019’s Captain Marvel. Many had wondered if MCU would tackle the earth-shaking event from the comics. Many fans—like myself—thought that this would be an unfilmable story, but I like to be proven wrong. I would have to guess the program will come in the form of some type of animation—ideally in the way Marvel is doing their new series What If?.
Hell, I’m probably wrong, and that it’ll be a live-action take on the 2008 Marvel Comic crossover. Either way, we all win in the end.
Samuel L. Jackson is back as Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn from Captain Marvel returns as the Skrull Talos in Marvel Studios’ Original Series Secret Invasion. Coming to #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/AuInHMuBRW
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) December 11, 2020
For those not in the know:
Secret Invasion features a plethora of superheroes and villains working together to stop an invasion from the shapeshifting Skrulls. Unbeknownst to the heroes and villains, The Skrulls have been secretly replacing their friends and foes over the decades and just waited for the right time to attack. The Skrull Empress Veranke makes an appearance in this arch and that was a turn on how deep she was involved with the Avengers.
It has been speculated in the past that Marvel might go the route of Secret Invasion and Feige might have been hinting at this all along. Back in 2019, he said:
“Just like not all humans are bad, and not all humans are good, I think Skrulls probably have a variety of moralities amongst them.”
The head of Marvel continued with,
“When they can do what they can do, it probably gets very tempting. So, it’s fun to have introduced this concept and see where it goes.”
No news on when the production will start -but Marvel fans will be waiting for anything to come down the pipeline. For more news on Marvel, comics, and the filming world, make sure to stay tuned to ScreenGeek.