Marvel’s “Secret Invasion” Trailer Finds Nick Fury Facing Off Against a Skrull Army
Samuel L. Jackson reprises his longstanding role as Nick Fury in Marvel’s upcoming Disney+ series Secret Invasion, starring alongside a starry cast that includes his Captain Marvel comrade Ben Mendelsohn as the Skrull Talos, Emilia Clark as G’iah, Talos’s daughter, Olivia Colman as Special Agent Sonya Falsworth, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Kingsley Ben-Adir as the rebel Skrull leader Gravik, Killian Scott as Fiz, and Carmen Ejogo and Christopher McDonald in unspecified roles.
The trailer opens with a grizzled Fury finding himself outnumbered—he’s facing down an army of Skrulls, and unlike his friend Talos, these guys don’t seem open to his involvement in their struggle. Fury and Talos became unexpected allies during the events of the 1990s-set Captain Marvel, but with Secret Invasion, things have gotten complicated. The intracrine battle within the Skrull community is spilling out on Earth, and Talos tells his old friend that things have gotten much worse in his absence. The Skrulls are infiltrating the highest positions of power across the globe, using their shape-shifting powers to terrible effect. The effort is being led by Ben-Adir’s Gravik, who leads a group committed to taking control of the levers of power on Earth to use its resources for their own needs.
You’ll note that this version of Fury mostly goes without the eyepatch, revealing a more vulnerable man without the superpowers of his friends. He’s also been spending a lot of time off the planet, an absence that will likely be explored in the series. Cobie Smulders Maria Hill has been running things in Fury’s absence, and she’s been a little angry with her former boss for being gone so long.
Secret Invasion will be a more human-driven series, despite the fact that it features shape-shifting aliens, than your typical Marvel show. “Even though there are aliens, and there’s going to be extraordinary fight sequences, this is about people on the ground talking to each other, and interviewing people, and really doing hands-on work to get the information needed,” Smulders told THR.
Also joining the series is longtime Marvel star Don Cheadle as Rhodey/War Machine, someone who has known Fury for a long time and is trying to help him navigate the choppy new waters. Olivia Colman’s MI6 agent Falsworth is another person who knows Fury and has her own opinions on how things need to be done.
All in all, Secret Invasion looks like a tight, tense espionage thriller with a killer cast. Color us very intrigued. The series was created by Kyle Bradstreet.
Check out the trailer below. Secret Invasion hits Disney+ on June 21.
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Featured image: Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in Marvel Studios’ Secret Invasion, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2022 MARVEL.