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Marvel's Secret Invasion release date on Disney Plus, cast, Emilia Clarke and latest news

Marvel's Secret Invasion
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Marvel's Secret Invasion just got even more star-studden. One of the many upcoming Marvel Disney Plus shows, Secret Invasion is now adding a Queen to its ranks. Based on what we know, Marvel's Secret Invasion looks to be a bit more wild than Falcon and Winter Soldier, but not as weird as WandaVision.

And, in a way, that makes a lot of sense for this particular show. The whole premise is about what we don't know, as a big mysterious force infiltrates live on earth, and only Nick Fury and his friend Talos can help. Don't know Talos? Well, now's a great time to fire up Disney Plus and watch (or re-watch) Captain Marvel. That way, you'll be able to tell a Skrull from a Kree, and be ready to grok what's next in the MCU.

As for the show's pedigree, Kyle Bradstreet (Mr. Robot) is on board to write and serve as executive producer. The show is set to enter production in the UK and Europe this fall.

Marvel's Secret Invasion latest news (updated April 19)

  • Emilia Clarke is the latest new signing to Secret Invasion
  • Olivia Colman is joining Marvel's Secret Invasion
  • The series will enter production this fall

Marvel's Secret Invasion plot

Yes, the shape-shifting alien race known as Skrulls — which you may have first learned about when watching Captain Marvel — are back, and they've snuck into positions of great power. And we're going to need a Skrull's help to take them down. 

Marvel's Secret Invasion reunites Nick Fury with friendly intergalactic Skrull Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) to out the Skrulls who have fooled humanity. We're guessing there will be a fair amount of espionage, but we're hoping for big cameos from famous folks who have been Skrulls all along. 

Marvel's Secret Invasion release date on Disney Plus

Just like the force of Skrulls that the show is focused on, Marvel's Secret Invasion is sneaking up on us (for now). We only know to expect the series to arrive on Disney Plus ... at some point. It's one of many Disney Plus shows with a TBA release date. The other Disney Plus shows without a date are:

  • Armor Wars
  • I Am Groot
  • Ironheart
  • Moon Knight
  • Wakanda-set series from Ryan Coogler

Marvel's Secret Invasion cast adds Emilia Clarke

Currently, the cast of Marvel's Secret Invasion is short. How short? Jackson and Mendelsohn are only two of the five of the names we know. On April 19, word broke in The Hollywood Reporter that Olivia Colman (The Crown, The Favourite, Fleabag) is in talks for a role in the series. And on April 20, Deadline broke the news of Emillia Clarke (Game of Thrones) joining the series.

The other bit of casting news is that Kingsley Ben-Adir (One Night in Miami) is expected to portray the villain of the show. 

  • Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
  • Ben Mendelsohn as Talos 
  • Emilia Clarke in a TBA role
  • Olivia Colman in a TBA role
  • Kingsley Ben-Adir in a TBA role, likely the villain