REPORT: Marvel Studios Casting Key Roles for ‘Secret Invasion’
Marvel Studios is hard at work entering production for various shows. They have surprised us with an onslaught of projects during Disney’s Investor’s Day. The standout was the revelation that the Nick Fury-focused show would get an adaptation of the Secret Invasion storyline. It looks like they have already started casting the Disney+ series, which will feature the return of Samuel L. Jackson‘s Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn‘s Talos. It is still uncertain how they will tackle the 2008 storyline now that the Skrulls got introduced in a positive light during 2019’s Captain Marvel. Illuminerdi has learned that they are currently casting three essential roles for the series.
The first major role will be the main antagonist of the series. They are seeking a male actor in the age range of 50 to 60 years. There was rumbling that they have considered Gary Oldman in the role at one point. There is a good chance, as Illuminerdi points out, the villain might be Dorrekt VII. The character was the Emperor of the Skrull Empire if they stick to the original comic storyline. Now, there is also the role of a female of 40-50 years. She will spend a lot of time alongside Nick Fury, which may indicate it could be the live-action debut of Abigail Brand. She is the leader of SWORD in the comics, which made its debut in WandaVision. The final role will be an essential supporting role. They are currently seeking a younger actress to tackle the role.
The last time we saw Talos and Fury was in the end credits of Spider-Man: Far From Home. We saw the master spy taking a short break on his new space station surrounded by Skrull, which made the reveal of a Secret Invasions series even more interesting. It would make sense for Abigail Brand to work alongside him on that station. It is uncertain how much of it will take place on earth. We still have some time to wait until it releases, but it is already turning into a must-watch.