With 2023 will come the start of Phase Five of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And this new wave of Marvel Studios projects will begin with the Disney+ series Secret Invasion. Based on the modern classic comic event, the show will look to further expand the world of Skrulls as they make their presence known on Earth. As well, Secret Invasion is seemingly primed to be a deep dive into Samuel L. Jackson’s character of Nick Fury (much like the previous shows from Marvel Studios have been for others). And with a new casting rumor, audiences might now have a better idea of what to expect from the character study of Fury. The latest word is that actress Charlayne Woodard is going to be playing Priscilla, an agent and, more importantly, Nick Fury’s wife.
**Please note that while the above tweet suggests she’ll be an Agent of S.W.O.R.D., it looks like she’ll just be an agent.**
It’s of course important to note that this is only a rumor at this juncture. It’s been confirmed via the initial trailer that Woodard will be part of the series, but no confirmation has been made about her being Fury’s spouse. Charlene Woodward has had a prolific career in film, television, and theatre. This includes a Tony Award nomination for Best Feature Actress in a Musical for Ain’t Misbehavin’. Secret Invasion provides the opportunity for a potentially major role for the actress opposite Samuel L. Jackson.
Meanwhile, the concept of Nick Fury having a wife within the Marvel Cinematic Universe would certainly be a surprise. Besides a brief passing mention in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it’s gone unknown that Nick Fury has a spouse. As well, there isn’t much comic precedence of Fury being married in a notable way. It further plays into the concept that these shows set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe are primarily based around providing more extensive character backstories and development for those in supporting roles from the films. And with Jackson at the lead of Secret Invasion, this should make for an exciting viewing experience (regardless of the validity of this new rumor).
Secret Invasion is currently scheduled to release on Disney+ at some point in the early Spring of 2023.