A New “Secret Invasion” Teaser Reveals Nick Fury’s Fight to Ferret Out Infiltrating Aliens
“An invasion is here, Rhodey.”
So says Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to James Rhodes (Don Cheadle), a.k.a War Machine (although he doesn’t become him until further along the Marvel timeline), explaining to his comrade that an invasion of Earth by shape-shifting Skrulls has officially begun. This is the premise for Marvel’s upcoming Disney+ series Secret Invasion, with Jackson leading 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.
In the new teaser, Olivia Colman’s Special Agent Sonya Falsworth wonders why Fury hasn’t called any of his “special friends” to help him battle the infiltrating Skrulls. “This war is one I have to fight,” Fury tells her. “Alone.”
A grizzled, solo Fury is still a very dangerous opponent, but he can’t seriously think he’s going to take down an army of Skrulls solo. Luckily for him, he still has special friends who don’t qualify as superheroes, including Mendelsohn’s Talos and Smulders’ Maria Hill. While Hill has been Fury’s longtime partner in crime (only when the crime is what’s best for humanity), Fury and Talos became unexpected allies during the events of the 1990s-set Captain Marvel. Things are even more complicated for the duo now, with the intracrine battle within the Skrull community spilling out on Earth. The Skrulls are infiltrating the highest positions of power across the globe, using their shape-shifting powers to access even the most tightly secured places on the planet. 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.
Secret Invasion promises to 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. The series was created by Kyle Bradstreet.
Check out the new teaser below. Secret Invasion invades Disney+ on June 21.
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