Every year feels like a big year for the MCU, but 2023 definitely has a case for bigger than usual. Not only will Kang the Conqueror prove to be a big thorn in our heroes’ side for a while, other baddies lie on the horizon who could shake things up to the core. The Skrulls are taking Earth by storm in the upcoming Disney+ series Secret Invasion, which will see Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) in a clandestine battle for supremacy. Recently, a show page on Disney+ revealed that the series would debut on June 21 of this year. But the Secret Invasion page and its release date then disappeared, but the date has since been officially confirmed!
The series, as the show’s description page said while it was still up, will follow Fury and Talos as they fight against a Skrull faction who have infiltrated the Earth for years. Those Skrulls will be led by Gravik (Kingsley Ben-Adir). Also joining the fracas is Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke as Abigail Brand, the head of S.W.O.R.D. Another new addition to the franchise is Olivia Colman, who will play a former colleague of Fury’s.
Returning MCU characters will include Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill; Don Cheadle as James “Rhodey” Rhodes; and Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross.
Secret Invasion will drop on June 21 and the vanishing page and release date really add to its espionage feeling. We can’t wait to get a-Skrullin’!
Originally published March 27, 2023.
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