Marvel: Secret Invasion

Secret Invasion is an upcoming series which is a sequel to Captain Marvel and Spider-Man: Far From Home. It is the twenty-third television series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the second instalment of Phase Five. The series is produced by Marvel Studios and will be released on Disney+. As they are both within our licencing portfolio, we thought we would pick out 5 key moments we picked up on in the trailer.

1. Stakes are High

Both She-Hulk: Attorney at Law and Thor: Love and Thunder, the two most recently releases from Marvel Studios, felt rather light hearted and self contained. Whereas Secret Invasion looks to be on the opposite end of the spectrum. This will arrive off the backs of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Ant-Man: Quantummania. Fury’s return to Earth must mandate an even more serious shift is coming to the MCU landscape.

2. How many episodes?

Secret Invasion will only be six episodes.

3. Who is the Skrull?

We know Fury and Hill have allowed Talos to appear in their place before, so that would have limited shock value. Given that most other heroes are seemingly off-world, dead, or retired it, looks like Don Cheadle‘s James Rhodes/War Machine is a primary suspect. This show is meant to lead directly into Cheadle’s Armor Wars, so it feels unlikely to reveal Rhodey as a Skrull and then continue to follow this character into their own adventure.

4. Shapeshifting Shot

Secret Invasion delivers on the tension and suspense without giving very much away. One of the best shots of the trailer involves Talos confronting someone in a restaurant. Once words shift into a physical altercation, everyone else in the building shape-shifts into the gentleman Talos grabbed. Talos, our first friendly shapeshifter, had no clue that he was actually surrounded and deep in the clutches of the perceived enemy.

5. What do the Skrulls want?

It may be a bit plain to simply claim that the Skrulls want to take over the Earth. Fury states clearly at the end of the trailer that he desires to fight this fight alone and that he is the only one that is “standing between them and what they really want”. “Really” want? This implies taking of the Earth may be surface level.

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