Marvel Studios Adds Thomas Bezucha and Ali Selim to Direct MCU's Secret Invasion

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Thomas Bezucha and Ali Selim Secret Invasion

Next year is set to be the biggest year in the MCU’s history with a dozen projects prepped to debut, meaning Marvel Studios is on the hunt for big-time professionals for all roles needed. Included in this slate is Summer 2022’s Secret Invasion, finally bringing the wildly popular comic story to the expansive franchise.

Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn will reprise their roles as Nick Fury and Talos, building on their relationship from Captain Marvel and the post-credits scene from Spider-Man: Far From Home. Emilia Clarke will be bringing her talents to Marvel after a successful run on Game of Thrones, joining a cast that looks more impressive by the day.

A cast this impressive needs leaders that can handle a production this big, and according to new reports, Marvel Studios has found those leaders here.


Thomas Bezucha and Ali Selim Direct Secret Invasion
The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Marvel Studios has tapped Thomas Bezucha and Ali Selim as the directors of 2022’s Secret Invasion series on Disney+. 

The outlet reports that the directors could split the six-episode series into either three-three or four-two.


Secret Invasion Cast and Crew

Both directors for Secret Invasion have impressive resumes before their arrival in the MCU, meaning Marvel Studios is likely to bring another winner of a Disney+ program.

Bezucha most recently directed 2020's Let Him Go with Kevin Costner and Diane Lane from the DCEU's Man of Steel, while Selim is best known for his work on major TV shows like Criminal Minds and Condor over the past decade. It's still unclear how many episodes each will direct or if they will team up for the whole series, but it's evident that Secret Invasion is in good hands.

There are no updates for filming or a release date for this Disney+ show, but the returns of Jackson and Mendelsohn alongside a stacked cast is already building plenty of hype. Marvel Studios is finally set to breathe life into the classic Kree/Skrull war after teasing the action in Captain Marvel, making it clear that nobody can be trusted with shapeshifters in the mix.

Secret Invasion will debut on Disney+ sometime in 2022.

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Release Date
June 21, 2023
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Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.