Game of Thrones and Solo: A Star Wars Story star Emilia Clarke has joined Disney+ and Marvel Studios’ Secret Invasion.
According to Variety, the actor is currently in final negotiations to board the project, though her role remains under wraps.
Clarke will join the previously announced Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn and Kingsley Ben-Adir. The former two will reprise their Marvel Cinematic Universe roles of Nick Fury and Talos, respectively, while the latter will play a yet-to-be-named antagonist. It was also recently announced that Academy Award-winner Olivia Colman is in talks to join the series.
Secret Invasion is based on the 2008 limited series by Brian Michael Bendis, Leinil Francis Yu, Mark Morales and Laura Martin, which saw countless heroes replaced by evil, shapeshifting Skrulls. The event is notable for retconning several major events across the Marvel Universe and has long been on the wishlist of Marvel Cinematic Universe fans. That said, it’s unclear how the source material will be adapted for Disney+, as the MCU’s Skrulls have been benevolent thus far.
The Skrulls were last seen in cinematic form in the post-credits scene of Spider-Man: Far From Home, when it was revealed that the version of Nick Fury seen in that film was actually Talos in disguise. However, the series finale of WandaVision also set up more Skrull action by suggesting that Monica Rambeau would become involved with the series in some capacity.https://5980e30a3deb6e8a6e3b4a2281110102.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
Secret Invasion stars Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn and Kingsley Ben-Adir. The series has yet to receive a premiere date.