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Secret Invasion, cast, plot, trailer, release date and reviews

Nick Fury is coming back to the MCU, and he's facing Skrulls this time, so here's everything you need to know about the Secret Invasion release date and more.

Secret Invasion release date

When is the Secret Invasion release date? The MCU is well known for its secrets, though mainly those relate to stopping its huge cast from dropping major spoilers ahead of each new release. Now, we take a look at all things Secret Invasion.

Yet another famous comic book storyline will be brought to life as a Marvel series; Secret Invasion is on streaming service Disney Plus as part of Marvel’s Phase 5. If you’re a fan of Samuel L. Jackson and his MCU character Nick Fury (who’s made countless appearances in basically all the Marvel movies), you’re in luck, as he’s set to be

So, when was the Secret Invasion release date? Who is in the the sci-fi series? And what exactly goes down in the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of the storyline?

Secret Invasion release date: Samuel L Jackson as Nick Fury

Secret Invasion cast

Samuel L. Jackson leads Secret Invasion, reprising his role as Nick Fury. He is joined by Ben Mendelsohn, who we’ve seen a few times in the MCU already as one of the main Skrulls, Talos.

Cobie Smulders returned as Maria Hill, along with MCU regulars Don Cheadle’s James Rhodes and Martin Freeman’s Everett Ross.

Taking their first steps in the MCU will be Emilia Clarke, who has previously starred in Game of Thrones and the Star Wars franchise. Best known for her role as Game of Thrones character Daenerys Targaryen, Clarke is playing G’iah in Secret Invasion. Luckily, we’ve got an explainer on who does Emilia Clarke play in Secret Invasion.

Secret Invasion will also mark the MCU debut of Academy Award winner Olivia Colman. You may recognize Colman from her work in the comedy series Peep Show or the Netflix series The Crown. She will be playing a character called Sonya Falsworth in Secret Invasion, an old friend of Nick Fury.

Rounding out the cast is Kingsley Ben-Adir, whose previous work includes the movie based on a true story, One Night in Miami, where he played Malcolm X. He plays Gravik, the leader of ‘New Skrullos’.

Who’s in the Secret Invasion cast?

  • Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
  • Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill
  • Olivia Colman as Sonya Falsworth
  • Emilia Clarke as G’iah
  • Kingsley Ben-Adir as Gravik
  • Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross
  • Don Cheadle as James “Rhodey” Rhodes
  • Dermot Mulroney as President Ritson
  • Killian Scott as Fiz
  • Christopher McDonald
  • Carmen Ejogo
  • Charlayne Woodard

Secret Invasion release date: The Skrull in Captain Marvel

Secret Invasion trailer

There is a Secret Invasion trailer, and you can watch it right here. As you’d expect, the trailer doesn’t give much away, but we get a good look at the key players involved.

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A second trailer for the show was then released in early April. It highlighted Fury’s globetrotting mission and gave a close look at Colman in her Secret Invasion role. Check it out below:

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Secret Invasion plot

Secret Invasion follows Nick Fury in a cold war against Skrull radicals who want to take over Earth.

There are key differences from the Secret Invasion comics. That comic book arc has Marvel’s Illuminati joining forces to confront the Skrulls in the wake of the Kree-Skrull war. The heroes are captured, though, and replaced on Earth by Skrull imposters. In the comics, these heroes include Iron Man, Mister Fantastic, Namor, Black Bolt, Doctor Strange, and the X-Men character Professor Charles Xavier.

Secret Invasion release date: Ben Mendelsohn as Talos in Captain Marvel

The line-up of characters for the Disney Plus show is different, naturally. As with most MCU movies and TV shows, there are some variations to the source material to allow the superhero movie franchise to go in the direction planned out by Kevin Feige.

One thing’s for sure, though, the Skrull are going to be all over Earth, infiltrating the planet’s most important strongholds to bring absolute chaos. It will be up to Nick Fury, with his knowledge and relationship with the Skrulls, to stop the invasion.

Secret Invasion release date: Emilia Clarke in Secret Invasion

How many episodes will Secret Invasion have?

Secret Invasion is confirmed to have six episodes, releasing weekly.

One episode releases each week. For exact dates, dig into our guide on how many episodes of Secret Invasion will there be, which has all the details.

Olivia Colman as Sanya in Secret Invasion

Secret Invasion reviews

Secret Invasion at the time of writing has a 73% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes, indicating a mostly positive response.

The audience score is a high 93%, which looks like a strong start. We think Secret Invasion should have been an Avengers movie, but the noir stylings have pulled us in.

Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in Secret Invasion

Secret Invasion release date

Secret Invasion was released on Wednesday, June 21, 2023.

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