Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — they really should think about changing it from MCU to MCM, for the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse — has been all about putting classic heroes out to pasture while introducing new superheroes, leaving many fans longing for the originals. Well, if any of Marvel’s new Disney+ series were ever going to feature any of the classic Avengers like Captain America or Black Widow as played by the original actors (Chris Evans and Scarlett Johanansson, respectively) then it’s Secret Invasion!
While Marvel has thus far given no indication that the mysterious new series will feature any of Marvel’s classic heroes, the studio did recently reveal the time period in which the series takes place: during the “Blip,” the five-year period between when Thanos (James Brolin) used the Infinity Gauntlet to “Snap” half of all life in the universe out of existence and when Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) snapped them back. During this time, none of Phase Four’s new heroes — Moon Knight, Shang-Chi, the Eternals — were active, and nearly all of the Phase One through Three heroes were Blipped… except for the original six Avengers! If Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) hopes to have a chance against the invasion of shape-shifting Skrulls, he might just have to call out, “Avengers Assemble!”
The series stars Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn as the Skrull Talos—characters who first met in Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel. The crossover comic event series showcases a faction of shapeshifting Skrulls who have been infiltrating Earth for years.
Marvel also released a new, comic-inspired, logo for the Secret Invasion series in a new tweet:
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) November 12, 2021
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