Secret Invasion: Nick Fury once said, I lost an eye the last time I trusted someone. Its a line from Captain America: The Winter Soldier that shows how the spymaster and former head of S.H.I.E.L.D. likes to keep even his closest allies at a distance (and then lost a lot of its coolness factor when we found out an alien cat clawed out his eye in Captain Marvel). It was probably meant to show that Fury has a hard time trusting people, but those instincts to stay alive could be very useful in the new series Secret Invasion.
In Secret Invasion, Samuel L. Jackson will play Nick Fury again. He will go back to Earth to find out what a group of rogue Skrulls are up to. These are the shape-shifting aliens that Fury and Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) helped years ago in Captain Marvel. Thanks to an exclusive trailer shown at Marvels amazing panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2022 and at D23 2022, as well as some new information shared by series co-star Cobie Smulders, we finally have a pretty good idea of what to expect from this completely new addition to the MCU.
Secret Invasion Release Date
Secret Invasion has not yet been given an official release date, but Marvel boss Kevin Feige did say that the Skrulls will start their master plan in the spring of 2023.
Secret Invasion Teaser
The Secret Invasion trailer was ultimately shown to the public for the first time during Disneys D23 Expo 2022. Prior to that, it had initially been seen behind the closed doors of Comic-Hall Cons H. In the first scene of the teaser, Nick Fury has finally arrived back on Earth, but this time he is sporting a full grey beard and has abandoned his trademark eye patch. What happens next is that Fury engages in conversation with a huge cast of characters, some of whom we have already seen.
Not only do we get to see Talos in human form (which just looks like regular Ben Mendelsohn), but we also get surprise glimpses of Don Cheadle returning as James Rhodes AKA War Machine and Martin Freeman returning as Agent Everett K. Ross. In addition, we get to see Talos in human form (which just looks like regular Ben Mendelsohn).
We also get our first glimpse at the characters that Olivia Colman and Emilia Clarke will portray, both of whom will be appearing in roles that have not yet been made public. You may see the video in the player that is located above, and here is the link to our comprehensive analysis of the trailer.
Overall, the trailer has a very dark tone, much darker than anyone could have imagined. This seems to be marketed as a gritty spy espionage drama with some elements of psychological horror based on science fiction. When Cobie Smulders took the stage a few minutes before the trailer aired, she said the following:
This show has more darkness. Were going to learn more about the people. Well see them in new ways, and it will be a thrilling mystery where youll never know who anyone is. Is that person a Skrull? Is it a person? We wont know for sure what will happen.
This style is very different from what weve seen before in the MCU, and its also very different from how Fury and the Skrulls were portrayed in Captain Marvel. This change is a good thing, and we hope it will lead to the famous aliens showing the cunning and bad behaviour theyre known for in the comics but havent shown in live-action yet.