Marvel Studios announces new Secret Invasion series for Disney Plus – CNET

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Skrulls, first seen in Captain Marvel, are about to get a big role in the MCU. 

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Marvel Studios is adapting its Secret Invasion comic book storyline as part of a new series for Disney Plus

Announced on Thursday during the company's investor day, the new series on Disney Plus will bring in Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn as Talos from 2019's Captain Marvel. No release date for the series was announced. 

The Secret Invasion comic arc saw many classic Marvel heroes replaced with Skrulls, a race of alien shapeshifters that first made its Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Captain Marvel. The goal of the Skrulls, in the comic event, was to invade Earth. 

"While in the grips of paranoia, Earth's mightiest heroes have to band together to fight off an armada of Skrull ships carrying an army of super-charged alien warriors," reads a description for the comics run on Marvel's website. "Traitors are exposed and lives are lost as the shape-shifting zealots lay claim to the planet, and only by compromising their ideals do the heroes stand a chance!"

In the post-credits scene for last year's Spider-Man: Far From Home it was revealed that the versions of former SHIELD agent Maria Hill and director Nick Fury were actually Skrull characters from Captain Marvel, with the seemingly real Nick Fury working with other Skrulls aboard a mysterious ship. 

The series is the latest in a long-running list of Marvel properties heading to Disney Plus. Next year will see the debut of WandaVision, The Falcon and Winter Soldier and Loki in the first half of the year, with series around Ms. Marvel and Hawkeye coming in the second half of the year. A variety of MCU films including Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, The Eternals and the untitled Spider-Man: Far From Home sequel are also coming in 2021. 

Other Disney Plus shows in the works from Marvel Studios include series around She-Hulk, Moon Knight, Ironheart and a Don Cheadle-led series called Armor Wars. 

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