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A tapestry of secrets and suspense! The monumental chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the highly anticipated release of Secret Invasion. Wednesday, 21 June 2023 is set as the Secret Invasion release date on Disney+. This is a mini-TV series consisting of six gripping episodes.
MCU fans are eager to delve into the intricate web of deception that awaits them. This article will provide a comprehensive recap of key details from previous Marvel movies and shows. It offers essential knowledge to fully appreciate the upcoming Secret Invasion saga. From the disbandment of SHIELD to the presumed death of Nick Fury, explore the crucial elements that set the stage for this thrilling espionage series.
Secret Invasion centers around Nick Fury portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson and Talos played by Ben Mendelsohn, the enigmatic leader of the shape-shifting Skrulls. This highly-anticipated mini-series will span six episodes and promises to continue the storylines from Marvel‘s rich cinematic universe.
The Disbandment of SHIELD
Following the revelation of HYDRA’s infiltration, The Winter Soldier, SHIELD, the multinational intelligence organization led by Nick Fury, faced dissolution. This event led to the disbandment of SHIELD. Fury, its former Director, went into hiding. His subsequent development throughout Secret Invasion is expected to be influenced by this pivotal event.
The Aftermath of Thanos’ Snap
Secret Invasion takes place in the present-day MCU timeline, directly addressing the aftermath of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. In Avengers: Infinity War, both Cobie Smulders‘s Maria Hill and Nick Fury fell victim to Thanos’ snap, along with half of all life in the universe. However, they were later revived in Avengers: Endgame after Smart Hulk used the Infinity Stones to reverse the effects of the snap. The five years they spent in the aftermath of the snap will inform their experiences and decisions in Secret Invasion.
Nick Fury’s Mysterious Absence
Despite appearing at Tony Stark’s funeral in Avengers: Endgame, the Spider-Man: Far From Home‘s post-credits scene revealed that Nick Fury had been residing on a space station while Talos, a Skrull, masqueraded as him on Earth. Secret Invasion explores the duration of Fury’s absence and his activities during that time as he returns to Earth.
From Allies to Rebels
Introduced in Captain Marvel, the Skrulls in the MCU differ from their comic book counterparts. The MCU depicts them as peaceful allies in search of a new home, rather than portraying them as a violent race. However, a faction of rebellious Skrulls on Earth, led by Kingsley Ben-Adir‘s Gravik, threatens to disrupt this harmony, setting the stage for Secret Invasion’s intricate plot.
Captain Marvel’s Failed Mission
In Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers, also known as Captain Marvel, embarked on a mission to find a new home for the Skrulls. However, her efforts were unsuccessful, leading to the Skrull rebellion that forms a significant part of the plot in Secret Invasion. The unresolved question of Captain Marvel’s activities during her time in space may also find answers in the upcoming film, The Marvels.
Talos’ Family and G’iah’s Role
Talos, the Skrull leader introduced in Captain Marvel, had a wife named Soren and a daughter named G’iah. Thirty years have passed since they are introduced. Emilia Clarke‘ is expected to play G’iah’s role in Secret Invasion. While highlighting her involvement in Gravik’s rebellion and testing her relationship with her father.
From Government Agent to Fugitive
Martin Freeman‘s Everett K. Ross, a former CIA agent, returns in Secret Invasion as a fugitive. She appeared in several MCU movies. Following his arrest in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever by Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, Ross will navigate the complexities of government corruption intertwining with the series’ espionage themes.
The Avengers’ Absence
Unlike the comic book storyline, the MCU’s Secret Invasion will not involve the Avengers directly. With the team’s disbandment after Avengers: Endgame and the uncertainty surrounding their future, Nick Fury must confront the Skrull threat without their super-powered assistance.
Evolving Political Landscape
Politics have always played a significant role in the Marvel shows and movies. With recent projects delving into political corruption and power struggles. Secret Invasion will further explore this theme. Featuring President Ritson, portrayed by Dermot Mulroney, and later President Thaddeus Ross, portrayed by Harrison Ford. They explore the evolving political landscape and the corruption within the government.
The Government’s Hero
Don Cheadle‘s James “Rhodey” Rhodes has deeply entwined with both superhero life and government roles throughout the MCU. He is also called War Machine. In Secret Invasion, he will work closely with President Ritson, contributing to the series’ intrigue surrounding government corruption and covert operations.
Department of Damage Control
The Department of Damage Control (DODC), introduced in Spider-Man: Homecoming, plays a mysterious role in Secret Invasion. Previously involved in cleaning up after superhero battles, the DODC has now developed a prejudiced stance against super-powered individuals, possibly becoming a significant catalyst in the series.
The Return of Nick Fury
Following the events of Captain America, Nick Fury was presumed dead and went into hiding. The Winter Soldier has kept him hidden in the shadows, making only brief appearances in subsequent films. Secret Invasion marks his return to the forefront of the MCU. As he battles the Skrull rebellion and reconnects with old contacts and allies who knew him before his supposed demise.
As Secret Invasion approaches its highly-anticipated release, the MCU has laid the groundwork for an exhilarating espionage series. From the disbandment of SHIELD to the evolving political landscape and the intricate dynamics of the Skrulls, these essential details provide a deeper understanding of the upcoming saga.
With a star-studded cast and a captivating plot, Marvel Secret Invasion will be a game-changer that will forever shape the MCU‘s future. Buckle up and prepare for a web of deception that will leave you questioning everyone’s true identity.