‘Secret Invasion’ Leaks May Confirm Its Place in the MCU Timeline
Of all the projects that Marvel Studios has in the works right now, few are as intriguing as Secret Invasion.
The Disney+ series is set to revolve around a conflict between a group of heroes and a group of Skrulls secretly posing as some of Earth’s most powerful figures in hopes of taking over the planet. Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) will lead the cast, which includes a handful of newcomers played by actors like Emilia Clarke, Olivia Colman and Kingsley Ben-Adir.
In typical Marvel fashion, the studio released very little information about Secret Invasion, including the new comic book characters it will introduce and how it connects to the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, several new set photos give fans a slightly better idea of what to expect.
The leaks – Three new photos from the set of Secret Invasion were recently posted on the r/MarvelStudiosSpoilers subreddit. The second and third photos give fans a glimpse of the destruction they can expect to see in Secret Invasionand there’s even what appears to be a sprawling alien model atop one of the cars in the third image.
Meanwhile, the first photo shows several crew members sitting next to a poster for Rogers: The Musical, which announces that the Broadway show will soon be presented in the West End. Not only does this detail confirm the London setting of the series, but it may also confirm when Secret Invasion takes place in the MCU.
Coming to the West End — First of all: the presence of a Rogers: The Musical poster on the Secret Invasion the set further confirms that MCU fans should expect to see the theatrical production referenced much more frequently in the future. After its debut in Hawk Eye and the brief reference to it in Spider-Man: No Coming Home, Rogers: The Musical is shaping up to be a recurring Easter egg.
More importantly, the inclusion of the poster in Secret Invasion gives us our first real idea of when the Disney+ series is set. News of the musical’s coming to the West End suggests it’s taking place either around the same time as No coming home and Hawk Eyeor shortly after the events of these two titles.
the Reverse To analyse – It’s not hard to see why Marvel uses Rogers: The Musical as a means of linking its various Phase 4 projects together. Not only is the musical’s poster a fun nod to one of the MCU’s silliest creations, it’s an easily recognizable piece of art that helps Marvel visually root its various projects in the same universe.
Of course, we’ll have to wait to hear more about Secret Invasion before knowing if the Disney + series really takes place when its Rogers: The Musical the poster suggests.
Secret Invasion is set to premiere on Disney+ in 2022.