Olivia Colman in Talks to Join Marvel’s Secret Invasion


Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn are already set to star.


Long reside the queen! Per The Hollywood Reporter, Olivia Colman is in negotiations to be a part of the solid of Marvel’s upcoming Disney+ collection Secret Invasion. This can be the primary Marvel function for the Academy Award-winning actress.

The collection relies on the beloved 2008 comics occasion from author Brian Michael Bendis and artist Leinil Francis Yu, which revealed that a number of notable comics superheroes had been changed by Skrulls, the shape-shifting aliens launched in Captain Marvel. The present could deviate from that plot a bit, as Captain Marvel solid the Skrulls as sympathetic refugees somewhat than nefarious interlopers, nevertheless it nonetheless has the potential to upend the whole lot we expect we all know in regards to the MCU.

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Colman joins Samuel L. Jackson, reprising his MCU function as Nick Fury, and Ben Mendelsohn, reprising his Captain Marvel function as Talos. One Night in Miami breakout star Kingsley Ben-Adir was just lately introduced as a yet-unnamed villain. It is unclear what function Colman can be taking part in, however given what we do know in regards to the present’s plot, there’s no ruling out that she (nor the remainder of the solid) would possibly in the end not be who we expect they’re.

Built on the mannequin of Marvel’s present Disney+ hit, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Secret Invasion is about to air in six 40-50-minute installments. As Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige instructed us again in January, the longer type of a restricted collection will all of the present to simmer in the political paranoia of its premise. Writer and producer Kyle Bradstreet is a pure match for that tone, having beforehand served as producer of the taut cyber-thriller Mr. Robot.

Colman is a sizzling commodity for the time being. She’s at present nominated for her second Academy Award this 12 months for her function in The Father, having beforehand taken dwelling the Best Actress award for her main function in 2019’s The Favourite. She was just lately introduced because the star of Sam Mendes’ upcoming Empire of Light. Of course, she’s no stranger to tv, having earned BAFTAs for her work on Twenty Twelve, Accused and Broadchurch, and a Golden Globe for her flip as Queen Elizabeth II on The Crown.

Secret Invasion might be launched completely on Disney+, although there’s no phrase but on once we would possibly anticipate it. Stay tuned to Collider for additional particulars.

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