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Marvel's Secret Invasion: Disney+ Show Casting Key Characters Opposite Samuel L. Jackson

Nick Fury, Skrulls, Secret Invasion
By Benny Stein

Though the MCU is only just now ramping back up in terms of content and production, the future looks bright. WandaVision has already wowed fans, and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier looks poised to do the same. Huge storylines from the comics are also set to come to life as Disney+ shows, with projects like Armor Wars and Secret Invasion set to launch next year .

The latter of the two, Secret Invasion , has fans particularly excited, as it looks to adapt the comic book event of the same name, with Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury confronting some sort of paranoia-inducing Skrull threat .

Although the MCU version of the Skrulls have appeared as allies in the past, new casting information seems to indicate that they will take a turn towards the dark side...


According to a report from The Illuminerdi , casting is currently underway for Secret Invasion . Three significant roles have come to light in the process, a 50-60 year old male for the main villain of the show, a 40-50 year old woman who will appear alongside Jackson, and a young female supporting character. The specific characters they will be playing have not yet been revealed.


Though the actual names of these characters haven't come out, their descriptions do point in a few specific directions.

The comic storyline featured Queen Veranke as the main villain of the story, so the fact that a male actor will be starring as the primary antagonist seems to indicate a shift from the source material. The comics themselves have featured a few significant Skrull leaders, perhaps most prominently Emperor Dorrek, whose line held power in the Skrull world for generations. Regardless of which specific character we'll see on screen, it will likely be some sort of Emperor figure.

The supporting female roles are a bit harder to parse. It's possible these point to some sort of SHIELD or SWORD agent to help out Nick Fury. Again, looking to the comics, there's a chance this will be Abigail Brand, a significant figure in the organization and a key player in the Secret Invasion storyline. The show may also opt to introduce a totally new character to fill this role.

However, without any more information on these character descriptions, it is hard to pin down what specific characters fans will end up seeing. Considering the storyline from the comics, they could always turn out to be just another Skrull, waiting to turn on our heroes.