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"Fury, we've got to be very careful now."
"This is my war... alone. And I'm the last person standing between them and what they really want."
Nick Fury
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Secret Invasion is an upcoming Spy-Fi drama/thriller series developed by Kyle Bradstreet (Mr. Robot) and produced by Marvel Studios as the ninth television series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and one of the first installments of its Phase Five. It is set to premiere on Disney+ in early 2023.

Loosely based off the event comic of the same name, the series sees Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) returning to Earth from deep space at the behest of Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) to aid in a dire situation: a rogue faction of the shape-shifting Skrulls have infiltrated all aspects of life on the planet. Also returning are Ben Mendelsohn as Talos, Martin Freeman as Everett Ross, and Don Cheadle as James Rhodes. Newcomers include Dermot Mulroney, Emilia Clarke, Kingsley Ben-Adir, and Olivia Colman.

Previews: Trailer

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Secret Invasion contains examples of:

  • Continuity Nod:
    • When Fury is shown conversing with Maria Hill at a bar in the trailer, Goose's scratch from Captain Marvel is seen over his left eye.
    • Talos once again takes on the form of Director Keller when confronting a mysterious figure at a restaurant, as also seen in the trailer.
  • Emerging from the Shadows: A backlit example in the trailer. Fury is first seen disembarking a spacecraft, appearing as a silhouette against the blinding light from the ship’s interior.
  • Me's a Crowd: In the trailer, when Talos attacks a disguised Skrull, everyone else in the restauraunt, themselves Skrulls, morph into their counterpart’s current form.
  • Tick Tock Tune: The music of the trailer is composed of an ominous string effect being played rhythmically like the ticking of a clock.
  • Time-Passage Beard: As seen in the trailer, Fury’s goatee has grown out into full-blown beard during his time in space. One final shot in the trailer has him shaving it back to his signature style, albeit much more bushy than before.
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  • They Look Like Everyone Else: As per usual, the Skrulls. The trailer shows that an entire restaurant is filled with them, and Talos didn't even realize it.

Alternative Title(s): Secret Invasion

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