Happy Gilmore star Christopher McDonald joins the cast of Secret Invasion

By Stephen Ippolito | May 26th, 2021

Shooter McGavin is coming to the MCU! According to Deadline, actor Christopher McDonald has joined the cast of Marvel Studios’ upcoming Disney+ series Secret Invasion

While the outlet wouldn’t reveal who he’s playing, they did say that it is “a newly created character that could cross over to the larger MCU, including appearing in movies and other Disney+ limited series.”

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McDonald has appeared in many films and shows throughout his long career. I remember him as Shooter McGavin, a character in the Adam Sandler film Happy Gilmore. Other notable appearances include Thelma & Louise, House Arrest, and The Iron Giant (voice role).

Announced at Disney’s Investor Day in December, Secret Invasion will be based on the famous event from the comics with the same name. It will see Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and Ben Mendelsohn (Talos) reprise their MCU roles. Joining them will be Olivia Colman, Emilia Clarke, Kingsley Ben-Adir, and Killian Scott.

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Filming is expected to begin sometime in the fall in Europe. Thomas Bezucha and Ali Selim will serve as directors.   

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