D23 2022: Marvel Unveils First Look At SECRET INVASION

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“I’m the last person standing between them and what they really want.”

So says the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s chief spymaster, Nick Fury, aka Samuel L Jackson, in the newe trailer for the upcoming Disney+ sereis Secret Invasion. The trailer was released today during Marvel Studios’s presentation at the D23 Disney fan convention in Anaheim.

The series takes its name from a Marvel Comics event series from 2008 which saw a number of heroes, villains and other influential characters in the Marvel Universe kidnapped and replaced by shape-shifting alien Skrulls.

The trailer opens with Jackson’s Nick Fury returning to Earth after being off world for several years. (We last saw him cruising around space in the tag scene to Spider-Man: Far From Home in 2019.) But know he’s back and he is here to stop the Skrulls from taking over the world, if they haven’t already.

Joining Jackson are some other familiar faces from across the MCU including Ben Mendelsohn as Talos, with Cobie Smulders and Fury’s righ-hand woman Maria Hill, Martin Freeman as CIA agent Everett K Ross and Don Cheadle as James “Rhodey” Rhodes.

New to the MCU for this series are Dermot Mulroney as United States President Ritson, Kingsley Ben-Adir as an unnamed lead villain, Olivia Colman, Emilia Clarke, Killian Scott, Christopher McDonald, and Carmen Ejogo.

It was also announced that the limited series Armor Wars will be spun off from the events of Secret Invasion and will, as expected, see Cheadle in the lead.

Secret Invasion sneaks its way onto Disney+ early next year.

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