2022 is coming to an end. This means we’re all one step closer to all the great movies and shows on the horizon in 2023. Today, Disney+ decided to show off what it has in store for the coming year with a teaser trailer for the service. An upcoming series showcased was Marvel Studios’ Secret Invasion.
In early 2023, Marvel Studios will expand the universe with Secret Invasion. Much of the plot is currently being kept under wraps, as with most Marvel content. But it is known that it will draw inspiration from the cartoon event of the same name. A race of alien shape-shifters known as the Skrulls have infiltrated Earth, and it’s up to the heroes to stop them while trying to figure out who they can trust. At the center of the series is Samuel L. Jackson returns as former SHIELD director Nick Fury. He is joined by other returning cast members Ben Mendelsohn as Talos, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Martin Freeman as Everett Ross, and Don Cheadle like Rhodey aka War Machine. The series will also see Kingsley Ben-Adir, Emilia Clarkeand Olivia Colman join the MCU.
The Disney+ teaser only shows a few quick shots from the new series, but it’s enough to excite any Marvel fan. The first shot shows Freeman’s CIA agent Ross sneaking around the corner. It has not yet been announced where this show will take place in the MCU timeline, but it seems that the show hints at Black Panther Wakanda Forever. Spoilers for the movie, but the end of the movie left the character on the run, and this photo doesn’t suggest he’s happy to show his face in public. We then get a good look at Clarke’s character as she gives an ominous warning to an off-screen character, “This is just the beginning.”
The third shot shows an angry Skrull roaring at a crowd, likely after being exposed as an impostor. This is the first real look fans have had at the iconic alien Marvel species since Captain Marvel, and it looks great! The final shot teased from the show is probably the most exciting. We get an epic shot of Jackson as Nick Fury looking as ready as ever to battle aliens.
Secret Invasion is made of Kyle Bradstreetwho also serves as showrunner, based on the comics by Brian Michael Bendis and Leinil Francis Yu. Bradstreet previously served as a writer and producer on the critically acclaimed series Mr. Robot. The series will also be directed by Thomas Bezucha and Ali Selim.
Secret Invasion doesn’t have an announced release date, but it’s expected to start streaming exclusively on Disney+ in early 2023. Check out the Disney+ teaser below and see what the streamer has to offer in the coming year: