MCU crossover Secret Invasion, scheduled for release next year, has revealed its ensemble cast. The series is all set to explore the newly-introduced Skrulls invasion that is overtaking the earth. With the Skrulls taking over all the high-ranking positions across the world, only a host of powerful superheros will be able to save the planet from impending doom.
Although Secret Invasion season 1 has not yet scheduled a release date, it is reported that the series will consist of six episodes. Based loosely on the 2008 Marvel Comics crossover by the same name, the series starring Samuel L. Jackson will bring with it a host of talented faces.
12 confirmed actors in Secret Invasion
Secret Invasion, the upcoming MCU crossover, has garnered quite a lot of attention due to its mysterious storyline and the ensemble cast. Although the exact plot of the series is being kept under wraps at the moment, Marvel has revealed the actors who will be starring in the series. Let's take a look at some of the cast members of Secret Invasion:
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Legendary actor Samuel Jackson needs no introduction. The talented actor will appear in Secret Invasion owing to his close ties with the Skrulls, especially Talos. It is likely that Fury will be the one to uncover the Skrull threat against Earth that will make him an unfortunate target. Jackson has previously made a cameo appearance as Nick Fury on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and is known for starring in Django Unchained and Pulp Fiction.
Ben Mendelsohn as Talos
Ben Mendelsohn will be returning as the Skrull leader Talos for a third time for the upcoming Marvel crossover series. He had previously played the character in Captain Marvel and Spider-Man: Far From Home. Although Talos could serve as a strong ally to Fury due to their bond, there is a possibility of a surprising twist coming up.
Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill
Cobie Smulders will be returning as Maria Hill in Secret Invasion. Although Hill is expected to work closely with Fury and Talos, it is highly likely that she could turn into a Skrull threat. The How I Met Your Mother actress has played the role of Maria Hill in a number of Marvel superhero films including The Avengers (2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019).
Martin Freeman as Everett Ross
Martin Freeman will be returning as the CIA operative Everett Ross in Secret Invasion, although there is a high chance that he has already been replaced by a Skrull or was an imposter all along. Freeman was previously seen in this role in both Captain America: Civil War and Black Panther.
Don Cheadle as James Rhodes
It was revealed at the San Diego Comic-Con this year that Don Cheadle will be reprising his role as Rhodes for the upcoming series. Although Fury could really use an Avenger like Rhodes during the critical moments in the series, the teaser for the show revealed that he might be one of the first heroes to be converted into an evil Skrull in the series.
Other returning actors
Along with the aforementioned actors reprising their MCU characters, a number of other actors will also be seen in the new series. The list is as follows:
- Emilia Clarke
- Kingsley Ben-Adir
- Olivia Colman
- Christopher McDonald
- Killian Scott
- Dermot Mulroney
- Irina Kara
Watch this space for more updates on the Marvel crossover, coming soon to Disney Plus.