Tonight, during ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball, the trailer for Marvel Studios’ espionage thriller Secret Invasion debuted and is now available.
15 years after Nicky Fury was introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the post-credit scene of Iron Man, Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury will finally tell his story in the upcoming Disney+ series Secret Invasion. which just released a new trailer on Sunday.
As explored in 2019’s Captain Marvel, Nick Fury has had an ongoing friendship for decades in Talos (Ben Mendelson), the leader of a sect of aliens called Skrulls who have taken refuge on Earth after their home world was destroyed. Disney also announced that the show will premiere on June 21.
But things are about to change, and that allyship could bring about the end of the world as we know it as a rogue Skrull named Gravik (Kingsley Ben-Adir), has formed his own group apart from Talos and believes the best way for the Skrulls to survive is to use their shapeshifting powers to infiltrate Earth’s government and take what they need.
But as seen in the new trailer, that sect is becoming a threat thanks to rogue Skrull named Gravik (Kingsley Ben-Adir), who has formed his own group apart from Talos and believes the best way for the Skrulls to survive is to use their shapeshifting powers to infiltrate Earth’s government and take what they need.
“This is a darker show,” Smulders teased at the Marvel Studios Comic-Con presentation last July. “It’s going to be an exciting thriller. You’re never going to know who people are — are they a Skrull or are they human?”
Secret Invasion marks the full-fledged return of Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the character last being prominently featured in 2019’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” In that film, that version of Fury was revealed to be a shape-shifting Skrull; in a post-credits scene, the real Fury was revealed to be working covertly somewhere out in space.
Fury along with Talos, the director of SHIELD Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) and Col. James “Rhodey” Rhodes (Don Cheadle), who has put away the War Machine suit since Tony Stark’s death and to become a White House aide must take on an impossible task. But who can defeat a threat that can literally be anyone? Can you stop Skrulls who are able to deceive everyone into revealing their deepest secrets? Fury has no idea who to trust.
Secret Invasion” is an adaptation of a months-long event series that ran in Marvel Comics in 2008 but replaces the superheroes of Marvel lore with a political espionage thriller angle reminiscent of Homeland or Enemy of the State.
Secret Invasion will also star Emilia Clarke as Talos’ daughter G’iah and Oscar winner Olivia Colman as top MI6 agent Sonya Falsworth. Martin Freeman will also appear as former CIA agent Everett K. Ross, who was last seen in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” fleeing his former employers clutches after siding with Wakanda over U.S. interests. Could Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Valentina Allegra de Fontaine make an appearance?
Ali Selim directs the series and executive produces, along with fellow executive producers Kevin Feige, Jonathan Schwartz, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Samuel L. Jackson, Ali Selim, Kyle Bradstreet and Brian Tucker. Kyle Bradstreet is also the head writer, and Jennifer L. Booth, Allana Williams and Brant Englestein serve as co-executive producers.
Disney also announced that the show will premiere on June 21.