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Upcoming Marvel Series 'Secret Invasion' Might Be Coming This Summer
Starring Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, upcoming Marvel series Secret Invasion was recently scheduled to debut this summer.
Fictional spy and Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., Nick Fury, is getting his own Marvel series on Disney Plus. While the official trailer for upcoming six-part series Secret Invasion debuted last year, on Monday (March 27), the streamer shared that the premiere date was set for June 21, although the date has been scrubbed from the show's page. Now, fans are concerned that the Samuel L. Jackson-led show will have a delay.
Starring Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn (Talos), whose characters first met in 2019 movie Captain Marvel, "the crossover event series showcases a faction of shapeshifting Skrulls who have been infiltrating the Earth for years." While Nick Fury and Talos will be in a battle for supremacy, the Skrulls will be led by Gravik (Kingsley Ben-Adir), while the head of S.W.O.R.D. is Abigail Brand (Emilia Clarke).
Joining the franchise is Olivia Colman, and returning MCU characters include Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill; Don Cheadle as James “Rhodey” Rhodes; and Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross. In an interview with Total Film in January, Cheadle revealed that a plot line in Secret Invasion will set up an Iron-Man spinoff.
"It’s bananas! And it’s very expansive," he said. "And obviously now that everyone can show up in everybody else’s story… I mean, I’m in 'Secret Invasion'. So I’m in Sam [Jackson]’s show. There’s a part of that, that kicks off what happens in Armor Wars."
The actor also expressed his thoughts on the future of MCU Phase 4. "It can go on and on and on… hopefully it doesn't get spread too thin. And there's still some quality control and not just trying to expand for expansion's sake. But there's a clear idea about the storytelling and what you're trying to accomplish with every iteration."
Watch the official trailer below.