Marvel's upcoming Secret Invasion series could potentially undo Captain Marvel's Skrulls twist, teases MCU star Cobie Smulders. As one of Marvel's most exciting additions to their upcoming Disney+ slate, Secret Invasion is expected to hit screens early next year and will mark the return of S.H.I.E.L.D director and fan-favorite character Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). The series will also welcome back Smulders as Maria Hill, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, and Ben Mendelsohn as Talos.
Alongside this standout returning cast, audiences are eagerly anticipating both Emilia Clarke and Olivia Colman's arrivals into the MCU, with both stars set to appear in currently undisclosed roles. Following the introduction of the Skrulls in Captain Marvel, the series is set to further expand on their MCU presence and explore their infiltration of planet Earth through their shape-shifting abilities, in a storyline that looks set to follow a similar line as the comics. Captain Marvel flipped the script on previous comic-book depictions of the Skrulls, which have portrayed them as villains in the past, though it now seems as though this could all be about to change.SCREENRANT VIDEO OF THE DAY
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While chatting with the Phase Zero podcast at San Diego Comic-Con this past week, Smulders offers an interesting tease of how audiences may be re-introduced to the Skrulls when Secret Invasion finally hits screens. While discussing a piece of footage that was shown exclusively to audiences attending the convention, she speaks about her character Hill's distrust of the Skrulls, given how they have been "building in numbers" on Earth. However, the star is careful to not reveal too much about a show that is "fraught with a lot of tension." Check out Smulders' full quote below:
I mean when we think about the world that they’re in, the Skrulls have been around since we saw them in Captain Marvel. They’ve been building in numbers. And are they good? Are they bad? We’re gonna find out in the show. But there’s certainly a lot of them and so it sort of turns into this, ‘Can I trust you? Can I not trust you?’ And it’s really cool. It’s certainly fraught with a lot of tension.
While details surrounding Secret Invasion have been incredibly scarce, an accidental reveal from earlier this year appears to support the theory that Marvel could be looking to shift the Skrulls into a more villainous storyline. Photos of a hat given to the cast & crew of Secret Invasion began to do the rounds on social media, with some quick to decipher the alien script that was displayed on the side. The writing translates to "He Loves You," a line that will certainly ring a bell for those who are familiar with the Secret Invasion comics, and has fueled speculation that the Skrulls may now be on a different path from how they were portrayed in Captain Marvel.
With the Skrulls storyline having taken somewhat of a back seat since Captain Marvel's 2019 release, many will likely be interested to see where the MCU will take them next, regardless of whether they are the villains of Secret Invasion. Given that Nick Fury was last seen residing on a Skrull ship, and with Spider-Man: No Way Home's confirmation that he has been off-planet now for a considerable amount of time, one can assume that he has established somewhat of a relationship with the Skrulls - therefore, a change in their motives could certainly spell trouble. For now, only time will tell and audiences can hope for more details surrounding Secret Invasion as its release draws ever closer.