Everything to Know About Marvel's 'Secret Invasion' — Cast, Plot Details, Trailer and More

"It's the beginning."

Things are about to get mysterious for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel's Secret Invasion is the franchise's latest streaming series and is set to debut in early 2023. The show is based on a comic book event that featured shapeshifting aliens known as the Skrulls using their powers to secretly infiltrate every aspect of the Marvel Universe. Samuel L. Jackson returns as Nick Fury, who has seemingly uncovered a similar plot for the MCU. Here's everything we know about the upcoming show.

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What is Marvel's Secret Invasion series?

Marvel's Secret Invasion is a Disney+ show set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It will focus on Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) as he uncovers a secret plot involving a group of shape-shifting aliens.

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Is Secret Invasion coming out?

Secret Invasion is scheduled to premiere on Disney Plus sometime in early 2023. It does not have an official release date as of yet.

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Is Secret Invasion coming to MCU?

Secret Invasion will be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It will include characters previously introduced in the MCU, such as Nick Fury, Maria Hill, James Rhodes, and the Skrulls.

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What is Marvel's Secret Invasion going to be about?

Marvel's Secret Invasion will follow Nick Fury as he investigates a plot that seemingly involves a faction of shape-shifting aliens who have infiltrated humanity. It is based on the Marvel comic book event of the same name, which followed a similar plot.

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When is Marvel's Secret Invasion release date?

Marvel's Secret Invasion will debut on Disney+ in early 2023. It does not yet have an official release date.

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How many episodes is Marvel's Secret Invasion?

Marvel's Secret Invasion will consist of six episodes. Based on the previous Disney+ Marvel series, the episodes will likely be released on a weekly schedule.

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Who is in the Marvel Secret Invasion cast?

The Secret Invasion cast includes:

Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury

Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in the Marvel "Secret Invasion" series<p>Marvel Studios/Disney</p>
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in the Marvel "Secret Invasion" series

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Samuel L. Jackson returns as Nick Fury. The last time his character was seen was during an end-credit scene in Spider-Man: Far From Home, which revealed that he was in space and had the Skrull Talos filling in for him on Earth. Did you notice he has his eye back?!

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Ben Mendelsohn as Talos

Ben Mendelsohn (Talos) arrives on set of "Secret Invasion" in Halifax, England, in <a href="https://parade.com/living/january-holidays-observances" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:January" class="link ">January</a> 2022<p>Gerard Binks/Getty Images</p>
Ben Mendelsohn (Talos) arrives on set of "Secret Invasion" in Halifax, England, in January 2022

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Ben Mendelsohn also returns as Talos. The character was first introduced in Captain Marvel, where it was revealed that he was a refugee simply trying to protect his family. Up until this point, he was been portrayed as a heroic character and an ally to Nick Fury.

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Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill

Ben Mendelsohn (Talos) and Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill filming Marvel's "Secret Invasion" in Halifax, England, in January 2022<p>Gerard Binks/Getty Images</p>
Ben Mendelsohn (Talos) and Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill filming Marvel's "Secret Invasion" in Halifax, England, in January 2022

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Cobie Smulders portrays Maria Hill. Smulders last appeared as Hill in Spider-Man: Far From Home, although it was revealed during an end-credit scene that her character was actually a Skrull in disguise. It is unclear what the real Maria Hill was doing during the events of that film.

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Emilia Clarke as Abigail Brand

Emilia Clarke filming Marvel's "Secret Invasion" as Abigail Brand in January 2022<p>Gerard Binks/Getty Images</p>
Emilia Clarke filming Marvel's "Secret Invasion" as Abigail Brand in January 2022

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Emilia Clarke makes her MCU debut as Abigail Brand. In the comics, Brand is the head of SWORD, an agency that protects Earth from extraterrestrial threats. Fans suspect that she may actually be a Skrull.

Kingsley Ben-Adir as Gravik

Kingsley Ben-Adir, who plays Gravik, on the set of "Secret Invasion"<p>Gerard Binks/Getty Images</p>
Kingsley Ben-Adir, who plays Gravik, on the set of "Secret Invasion"

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Kingsley Ben-Adir also makes his debut as Gravik, the leader of a new group of Skrulls. Not much has been revealed about his role, although the show's trailer suggest he will play a villainous role in the story.

Olivia Colman as Sonya Falsworth

Olivia Colman as Sonya Falsworth in "Secret Invasion"<p>Marvel Studios/Disney</p>
Olivia Colman as Sonya Falsworth in "Secret Invasion"

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Oscar winner Olivia Colman plays Sonya Falsworth in Secret Invasion. She is a secret agent and ally to Nick Fury. Her last name implies some connection to James Falsworth, an ally of Captain America.

Don Cheadle as James "Rhodey" Rhodes

Don Cheadle as James "Rhodey" Rhodes<p>Marvel Studios/Disney</p>
Don Cheadle as James "Rhodey" Rhodes

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Oscar winner Don Cheadle returns as James "Rhodey" Rhodes, who rocks War Machine armor.

Martin Freeman as Agent Everett K. Ross

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Martin Freeman as Agent Everett K. Ross

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Martin Freeman returns as CIA Agent Everett K. Ross, who most recently was featured in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Dermot Mulroney as President Ritson

Photos from the set of Secret Invasion revealed that Dermot Mulroney will play US President Ritson in the series.

Other stars in as-yet-undisclosed roles include Carmen Ejogo, Christopher McDonaldKillian Scott and Charlayne Woodard.

Who is the villain in Secret Invasion?

The Secret Invasion trailer strongly hints that Gravik will be the main villain in Secret Invasion, but if there's one thing we know about Marvel, it's that they don't typically give the biggest plot points away—so don't be surprised if there is a twist we don't see coming.

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Who is Emilia Clarke playing in Secret Invasion?

Emilia Clarke as Abigail Brad in Marvel's "Secret Invasion"<p>Marvel Studios/Disney</p>
Emilia Clarke as Abigail Brad in Marvel's "Secret Invasion"

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Game of Thrones alum Emilia Clarke will play Abigail Brand in Secret Invasion. She plays a huge role in the comic books' Secret Invasion storyline, though it remains to be seen if the Dinsey+ series will stay loyal to that.

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Is there a Marvel Secret Invasion trailer?

Marvel Studios released a trailer for Secret Invasion in September 2022. It shows Nick Fury returning to Earth and shows various MCU characters like Maria Hill, James Rhodes, and the Skrull Talos potentially encountering alien agents of some kind.

How to watch Marvel Secret Invasion

Marvel's Secret Invasion will be available to stream on Disney Plus. It is one of several series released on the platform that is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Why Secret Invasion is a series?

Ever since the launch of Disney+, Marvel Studios has developed a variety of streaming series for the platform. These shows are meant to supplement the films of the MCU, introduce new characters and plot lines, and expand the world of Marvel.

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Will Secret Invasion be a show?

Marvel's Secret Invasion is a streaming show set to debut on Disney Plus. It will consist of six episodes.

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Is Secret Invasion connected to Secret Wars?

It is unclear if the events of Secret Invasion will play a role in the upcoming MCU film Avengers: Secret Wars. While the shows and movies are all set in the same universe, not every story is directly connected. That said, at least some elements will probably be tied in together.

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Which Avenger is a Skrull?

Skrulls in "Captain Marvel"<p>Marvel Studios/Disney</p>
Skrulls in "Captain Marvel"

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Marvel's Secret Invasion suggests that a faction of Skrulls has infiltrated humanity. It is unclear if any Avengers are secretly Skrulls—but we know that Talos was posing as Nick Fury, at least.

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Is Thor in Secret Invasion?

Chris Hemsworth as Thor<p>Marvel Studios/Disney</p>
Chris Hemsworth as Thor

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So far, Chris Hemsworth has not been connected with Marvel's Secret Invasion. The character Thor played a minor role in the comics series.

What is the difference between Secret Wars and Secret Invasion?

Marvel's Secret Invasion is a streaming show centered on Nick Fury as he investigates a potential alien invasion. Avengers: Secret Wars is an upcoming MCU film that hasn't had any major plot details confirmed yet.

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