Marvel's Secret Invasion Casts Returning MCU Actors
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Marvel’s Secret Invasion Casts Returning MCU Actors

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BY October 6, 2022

Fans are waiting for the premiere of Marvel’s Secret Invasion, the story where the Skrull race wants to invade the Earth as a strategic point for them. To achieve this, they kidnap heroes and high-ranking people and pretend to be them until the time is right to attack. That will be a first-level closing phase, as with Avengers: Endgame. Marvel is enlisting the saga’s main characters for what will be an unprecedented intergalactic war. Some characters and actors are already confirmed for this production.

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Marvel’s Secret Invasion Confirmed Cast

Even though other shows like Ironheart don’t have an announced cast yet, Marvel is already planning Secret Invasion. To do so, they have already chosen some characters from older Marvel phases and more current filming in what will be a crossover.

Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders)

It is confirmed that SHIELD’s second-in-command will appear in Secret Invasion. Back in 2021, photos of Cobie Smulders on the set of filming the series were leaked, confirming her participation in the series. At Comic-Con, she also said that the environment was “claustrophobic” and that the Skrulls have been planning all this “since last saw them in Captain Marvel”.

Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson)

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The head of SHIELD, the spy of spies, will also be inside the movie. Marvel confirmed Nick Fury’s involvement since they first revealed this upcoming show. That makes sense, considering his connection with the Skrulls and Talos. Nick Fury has worldwide connections and is always aware of everything. He will likely uncover the Skrull’s hidden invasion and organize a counter-response team to save the Earth.

Everett Ross (Martin Freeman)

Another character confirmed for Marvel’s Secret Invasion is Everett Ross, played by Martin Freeman. Samuel L. Jackson accidentally confirmed Freeman’s appearance during an interview. Ross could be part of the team that discovers the Skrulls’ plot. Perhaps Ross is one of them disguised as the CIA agent.

Talos (Ben Mendelsohn)

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Talos is another of the characters that will appear in this series, although his role in the plot is unknown. On the one hand, he has his alliance with Nick Fury and has helped protect the Earth. However, he could turn his allegiance to his race. We will likely see this character struggle with that duality during this saga.

James Rhodes (Don Cheadle)

Tony Stark’s friend James Rhodes will also appear in Secret Invasion, as confirmed in images released at the San Diego Comic-Con. Rumors detail that he would be one of the first to be supplanted by the aliens in their invasion.

Five Characters That Should Appear in Marvel’s Secret Invasion

Five characters should appear in Marvel’s Secret Invasion. Some of them we know, and some have not had their first appearance in any MCU product. These characters are not confirmed, but given the circumstances, they could appear in this Disney+ series.

Captain Marvel

Nia DaCosta directing Captain Marvel 2 Marvel. Image via Marvel Studios.

Captain Marvel is one of the characters that should appear in this Disney+ series. First, because of her connection with the Skrulls. Second, it could be the preamble to The Marvels, in which it was rumored she would fight against the Skrull queen. Given that her relationship with them is friendly, this series could be the trigger for everything to change.

Mr Fantastic

Mr Fantastic is another character that could come out, considering that he is the one who manages the phantom zone. In the animated series, the captured Skrulls and the most dangerous villains were imprisoned there. Likely, he will show up to help fight and incarcerate the discovered aliens.

Ms Marvel

Marvel's Secret Invasion Ms Marvel Image via Disney

The teenage superheroine should also appear, considering she will be Captain Marvel’s ward in The Marvels. Perhaps we will see that first contact between them to work together in the fight against the Skrulls. Some rumors state that Kamala Khan is one of the superheroes who rescues the people kidnapped by the Skrulls.

Pepper Pots

Another character that may appear is Peper Pots. Rumors claim she is one of the first people captured by the Skrull. The Skrull could want Stark’s technology, which is in Pepper’s hands since Iron Man died when he sacrificed himself in the battle against Thanos. That could also be of great relevance in the counterattack.

Captain America

Marvel's Secret Invasion Image via Disney+

Marvel’s Secret Invasion Series on Disney+

Sam Wilson’s version of Captain America should appear in this series, leading the counter-offensive against the Skrulls. It would be a great opportunity for Wilson to bring out the leadership he thinks he doesn’t have.

We will have to wait until the spring of 2023, the estimated premiere date of the series, to see if any of our prediction was right. Who do you think will be in Secret Invasion? Tell us in the comments


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