By Stephen Ippolito | March 13th, 2022
Sounds like another known MCU character will be appearing in Marvel Studios’ upcoming Disney+ series Secret Invasion. During a Q&A session this week with Josh Horowitz, Samuel L. Jackson, who of course plays Nick Fury, revealed that Martin Freeman will reprise his role as CIA agent Everett K. Ross in the show.
Introduced in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, Everett was last seen helping Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa retake the Wakandan throne in 2018’s Black Panther. Everett is also expected to return in the sequel, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, slated to arrive in theaters this November.
Secret Invasion will be based on the popular Marvel Comic event of the same name. According to the official synopsis, the show will resolve around “a faction of shape-shifting Skrulls infiltrating Earth for years.”
Along with Freeman and Jackson, the series will star Ben Mendelsohn (Talos), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Emilia Clarke, Olivia Colman, Christopher McDonald, Killian Scott, and Kingsley Ben-Adir as the main villain. Thanks to photo leaks, it’s also been revealed that Dermot Mulroney will play the MCU’s new President of the United States.
Filming for Secret Invasion has been ongoing since the Fall. Originally it was thought that the series would premiere sometime in 2022. However, it’s since been reported that it actually won’t arrive on the Disney streaming service until 2023.