REPORT: ‘Secret Invasion’ Eyeing ‘True Detective’s Carmen Ejogo
Marvel Studios continues to expand, as we are still anxiously awaiting the release of their next Disney+ series, Loki. Now, they are already busy with various other productions that will continue to expand the franchise in new and creative ways. During their December Investors event, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed that the classic comic storyline, Secret Invasion, would get adapted with the confirmed return of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn as Talos. So far, the series already has a stacked cast and t seems they might be adding True Detective‘s Carmen Ejogo. She was given an offer for a role that is described to be a powerful leader with a “spy” feel from the same world as Fury. It seems likely she might be a former director of SHIELD if Ejogo decides to accept the offer.
The actress is a fantastic addition after her roles as Coretta Scott King in 2014’s Selma and appearing in the Harry Potter spin-offs Fantastic Beasts. It seems that they originally were eyeing an African-American or Asian actress in the age of 50 to 70, but kept it open to also casting someone in their mid-late 40s which matches Ejogo‘s age. It’ll be interesting to see how much of a spy thriller this series ends up being that features the invasion of an alien species that can turn into anyone. She would be joining a cast that includes Christopher McDonald, Olivia Colman, Emilia Clarke, and many more. It is slated to enter production soon. So, maybe we get a better picture what roles they have once we get our first look at the set.