Marvel fans have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Secret Invasion, the upcoming Disney+ series that promises to be a thrilling espionage adventure set in the MCU.
While many familiar faces from the Avengers will be making cameos, it seems that they will not have a major role in the story. In a recent featurette, Nick Fury actor Samuel L. Jackson shed some light on why the Avengers will be taking a backseat in the series.
As fans of the comics will know, Secret Invasion centers on the Skrulls, a race of shape-shifting aliens who infiltrate Earth, leading to a world where no one can be trusted. The series will follow Jackson's Nick Fury, who has lost much of his power and must navigate this new world without the aid of his super-powered comrades. Jackson explained in the featurette that they wanted to "solve things without being too superhuman," implying that the story will focus more on the human side of things.
This sentiment was echoed by Don Cheadle, who will reprise his role as Rhodey in the series. Cheadle noted that the show will offer a new perspective on the MCU characters, allowing audiences to "dig into who they are." Game of Thrones actor Emilia Clarke, who will make her MCU debut in the series, added that "who can you trust?" is the "heart of the show."
While it may be disappointing for some fans that the Avengers won't be playing a major role in Secret Invasion, it makes sense given the Skrull-induced paranoia and loss of power that Fury is facing. If he cannot be sure who he is calling, it is logical that he would have to take matters into his own hands. As such, the series promises to be a thrilling solo adventure for Nick Fury, exploring the human side of this iconic Marvel character. Of course, with plenty of cameos and crossover potential, fans can still expect to see some of their favorite Avengers pop up throughout the series.