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Kevin Feige On Why Secret Invasion Will Be a Disney+ Series, Will Be Less Stacked Than Comics Event

January 12, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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The MCU version of Secret Invasion is coming to Disney+ in a series, and Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has explained why that was the right format for the show. Feige spoke with Collider about the series, which will star Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn as Nick Fury and Talos. The series adapts the famous mega-crossover of the same name from the comics, and Feige explained how the story will work on the small screen.

“I mean, we’re interested in the political paranoia aspect of Secret Invasion and really showcasing the stars with Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn, two amazing actors that you want to have in any series, and we’re very lucky to have them for that,” Feige said. “That’s the sort of primary focus of that and, of course, it will tie into other things and the Skrulls in ways you haven’t seen before, but yes, anything could be anything. Wise words… But we wanted to do that as a series because it would allow us to do something different than we’ve done before.”

He also told ComicBook.com that the series won’t be as packed as the comic book storyline was with heroes. “Well, there were more characters in the ‘Secret Invasion’ comic series than there were in ‘Endgame’ so, no,” he said. “It’s not that but it very much is a showcase for Sam Jackson and Ben Mendelson and tapping into the paranoia elements of the Secret Invasion comic series that was great with the twists and turns that that took. So, that’s certainly our focus more than, ‘Can we cram in more characters than ‘Endgame’? like publishing?’”

The series is based on the comics event written by Brian Michael Bendis and saw Earth invaded by the Skrulls, who then revealed that several of the planet’s superheroes had secretly been Skrulls for years. We don’t have a potential premiere date for the Disney+ series as of yet.