Emilia Clarke and Olivia Colman ‘in talks’ to join Marvel’s Secret Invasion

Emilia Clarke and Olivia Colman are reportedly set to join the cast of Marvel Studios’ Secret Invasion series.

According to Variety, Game of Thrones star Emilia is in final negotiations to join the series in a role that is being kept tightly under wraps.

The news follows the publication’s revelation on Monday that Oscar-winning actress Olivia Colman is in talks to appear in an unspecified role in the upcoming Marvel series.

Secret Invasion is one of many Marvel Studios series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that is due for release on Disney Plus and was first announced on Disney Investor Day 2020 in December.

The new show is thought to adapt the Marvel Comics storyline of the same name which follows a group of shape-shifting aliens known as Skrulls that have embedded themselves within society for many years by impersonating humans.

Emilia Clarke
Emilia Clarke is reportedly in line to star in the Marvel Studios series Secret Invasion

The original comic event revealed that a number of superheroes had secretly been replaced by Skrulls for years.

It is unknown how closely the show will follow the comic book storyline.

The Skrulls were first introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the 2018 film Captain Marvel.

It has already been confirmed by Marvel that we can expect to see Samuel L. Jackson reprise his role as Marvel mainstay and former SHIELD director Nick Fury in Secret Invasion.

Olivia Colman is also set to join Marvel Studios' upcoming alien invasion series
Olivia Colman is also set to join Marvel Studios’ upcoming alien invasion series

The series is set to revolve around the shape-shifting alien race known as The Skrulls, first introduced in Captain Marvel
The series is set to revolve around the shape-shifting alien race known as The Skrulls, first introduced in Captain Marvel

Ben Mendelsohn will also reprise his role as the Skrull warrior Talos after previously appearing in Captain Marvel and an end credits scene of Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Fury and Talos were shown to be allies in a space-set project the latter film’s end credits scene.

In addition to these returning characters, BAFTA rising star nominee Kingsley Ben-Adir was reported by Deadline last month to have been cast in the series as its main villain.

Ben-Adir’s previous roles include a part in Peaky Blinders and his recent acclaimed turn as Malcolm X in the Amazon Studios film One Night in Miami.

Kingsley Ben-Adir
Kingsley Ben-Adir has reportedly been cast in the role of Secret Invasion’s lead villain

Secret Invasion will come after the likes of Marvel Studios series WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and the upcoming series Loki being released on Disney Plus.

Meanwhile, fans also have the upcoming martial arts extravaganza of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings to look forward to from Marvel when it arrives in cinemas later this year.

The Mirror has reached out to Disney Plus and representatives of Emilia Clarke, Olivia Colman and Kingsley Ben-Adir for comment on this story.

*Marvel Studios’ Secret Invasion is coming soon to Disney+.

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Originally from https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/emilia-clarke-olivia-colman-in-23951126

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