Secret Invasion is the action-packed new Disney+ series that will see Emilia Clarke make her Marvel debut
The former GoT star plays a fan-favourite character.
Joining Samuel L. Jackson, who returns as former S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury, the British actress, will also star alongside a slew of Marvel veterans, including Cobie Smulders, Don Cheadle, and Martin Freeman. Oscar winner Olivia Colman will also star.
Secret Invasion will see Emilia return to a big-budget Hollywood production after she turned to independent films following her role as Mother of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO smash-hit, Game of Thrones. While the new series still appears to be shrouded in secrecy, it has been revealed that Emilia will play the role of Abigail Brand, who in the comic books is the commanding officer of S.W.O.R.D., a S.H.I.E.L.D. offshoot that deals with defending the Earth from extraterrestrial threats.
While Emilia hasn’t said much about her character, she has been vocal about her joy of working with the Marvel team.
Speaking to Collider at the Sundance Film Festival, the 36-year-old said: “It’s like everyone at Marvel knows how to unlock the Rubik’s cube, and you couldn’t even possibly — I can’t do a Rubik’s Cube to save my d*** life.” She added: “It just works! I’ve tried to understand it, and I’ve tried to be like, ‘Okay, logically how is this, how do you guys, what’s the…?’ They’re drinking some water over there. I don’t know what it is. It’s fabulous. […] They nail it. They just absolutely nail it. I’m not the only actor to say that working with them is just kind of brilliant. It really is. We had a lot of laughs. They’re just so chill, and I think I’m not that chill, and I think if I were them, I would be so unchill all the time.”
The six-episode series will be the ninth television series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and Phase Five of the sci-fi media franchise. As per IMDB, the plot is: “Fury and Talos try to stop the Skrulls who have infiltrated the highest spheres of the Marvel Universe.”
For further context, watch the trailer below.
Of course, Samuel L. Jackson will play Nick Fury. He previously explained that the series would explore his character’s past and present and allow him to “explore something other than the badassery of who Nick Fury is”. Meanwhile, Ben Mendelsohn will, of course, play Talos, the leader of a Skrull sect and an ally of Fury. The series will also see Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Kingsley Ben-Adir as Gravik, Olivia Colman as Sonya Falsworth, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross and Don Cheadle as James Rhodes.
MCU’s Secret Invasion is set to hit Disney+ in June 2023.
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