Marvel fans are eagerly anticipating the upcoming series Secret Invasion, which is set to premiere on Disney+ in 2023. Based on the Marvel Comics storyline of the same name, the series is the ninth television series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) produced by Marvel Studios. Here’s everything we know so far about Secret Invasion.
Secret Invasion: The Plot
Secret Invasion follows former S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury, played by Samuel L. Jackson, who has been working with the Skrulls in deep space for years before returning to Earth. Together with Talos, the leader of a Skrull sect, played by Ben Mendelsohn, Fury investigates a group of infiltrating Skrulls on Earth, posing as various superheroes and high-ranking government officials. The series is expected to be a crossover event series that will tie-in with future MCU films.
Secret Invasion: Production
Development of Secret Invasion began in September 2020, with Kyle Bradstreet attached as the head writer. The series was officially announced by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige in December 2020, with Bradstreet serving as executive producer. Thomas Bezucha and Ali Selim were later hired to direct the series. Filming took place in London, West Yorkshire and Liverpool, England, starting in September 2021 and concluding in late April 2022.
Secret Invasion: The Release
The hype surrounding the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Secret Invasion series continues to mount as rumors swirl about the premiere date. According to insider scooper KC Walsh, the highly-anticipated series has been pushed back from its initial May release date to June of this year.
Secret Invasion: Cast and characters
When the series was officially announced in December 2020, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed that Samuel L. Jackson would reprise his role as Nick Fury in the series. It was also announced that Ben Mendelsohn would co-star as the Skrull Talos, a character he played in “Captain Marvel.
In March 2021, it was announced that Kingsley Ben-Adir had been cast as Gravik, the F”lead villain” of the series. Gravik is a Skrull, a shapeshifting alien species that has previously appeared in the MCU.
In April 2021, it was announced that Olivia Colman had been cast as Sonya Falsworth, a character from the Marvel Comics. Emilia Clarke was also announced to have joined the cast as Abigail Brand.
Secret Invasion: Filming
Under the working title Jambalaya, Secret Invasion was directed by Michael Bezucha and Nia DaCosta, with Sylvaine Dufaux and Remi Adefarasin serving as cinematographers. Samuel L. Jackson, who reprises his role as Nick Fury, began filming his scenes on October 14, 2021, after already working on The Marvels which was filming in London at the same time.
The production team went on to shoot in West Yorkshire, England, including Leeds on January 22, Huddersfield on January 24 and Halifax at Piece Hall from January 24 to 31, 2022. They also filmed at the Liverpool Street station on February 28, 2022. However, it was revealed that additional filming was required, which would take place across Europe.
In June 2022, Jackson announced that he would be returning to London for reshoots, which he had also done for The Marvels. Similarly, actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson also joined the cast for additional scenes. Meanwhile, McDonald indicated that a new writer was brought on board to work on the additional material, which would make the series better and much deeper than before.
The reshoots were completed by August 12, 2022, with Jackson finishing his scenes in time for his next project. The series also stars Ben Mendelsohn, who returns as Talos and Emilia Clarke in an undisclosed role.
Eben Bolter served as the cinematographer during additional photography, which lasted for four months. The production team has remained tight-lipped about the plot and details of the show, but fans are eagerly waiting for any new information to be revealed.
Overall, the filming process for Secret Invasion has been a long and grueling journey, but fans are excited to see what the Marvel Cinematic Universe has in store for them. With a star-studded cast and talented production team, it’s safe to say that this series will be one for the books.