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Cobie Smulders Will Reprise Her Role As Maria Hill In Secret Invastion

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BY December 8, 2021

Ever since the Skrull were introduced and changed pretty significantly in Captain Marvel, we’ve all been anticipating what MCU’s take on the Secret Invasion was going to look like. Now information is finally trickling out about the series, with the most recent confirmation about Secret Invasion being Cobie Smulders will be reprising her role as Maria Hill. 

How Will Maria Hill Fit Into Secret Invasion?

Hill has been Nick Fury’s right hand for years, appearing in every Avengers movie along with Winter Soldier, Iron Man 3, and Far From Home (kind of). Hill’s most recent appearance in Far From Home, however, was actually Soren the Skrull while Hill herself was out and about somewhere, and even Smulders didn’t know where that was

Maria Hill Secret Invasion Image via Marvel Studios

Captain Marvel got a bit of flak for portraying the Skrull as victims in contrast to their historical role as the lurking threat that is either hidden in plain sight or hidden in plain sight and stuffed with a bunch of different super powers. As much as it wasn’t exactly adored, long term, that decision did add some new potential to the Secret Invasion storyline. Instead of just having it be a Us Vs. Them with the years-long Skrull invasion of Earth, now there’s potential for even more chaos! With this setup, there’s a non-zero chance that we could see a room full of Nick Fury trying to two truths and a lie each other into admitting who is a fake, and if there’s any possibility of something like that happening, I’m in. 

Maria Hill Secret Invasion Image via Marvel Studios

Where is Maria Hill?

The Far From Home post-credit scene revealed that Fury was aboard a Skrull ship, seemingly leading them while also rocking the beach look he so desperately deserves. Hill, however, nobody knows where she is. She could be out somewhere working for Fury and the allied Skrull contingent. She could be super dead, having been replaced first by one of the clearly-forthcoming evil skrull who was then replaced by Soren in Far From Home. She could have died in the first Avengers and been replaced off screen. The first episode of Secret Invasion could just be an Agatha-all-along-style montage of Maria Skrull pushing anvils off buildings only to have Fury just barely walk out of the way 50 floors below. 

Either way, it’s going to be cool to finally see Hill and Fury get more time in their own spotlight, and the Skrull definitely have some exciting potential in the rest of the expanding Marvel Multiverse saga.

What are your Secret Invasion theories? Tell us about them in the comments!

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Jessica Kanzler is a freelance writer and editor who lives with her wife and cats. Jessica has bad taste in tv and an MA in Rhetoric, Writing, and Digital Media studies. Talk to her about Frasier on Twitter @Jessicaakanzler

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