Secret Invasion‘s official trailer has landed on-line – and I am assured that the brand new present would be the reassuring win that Marvel wants proper now.
The Marvel Part 5 sequence, which debuts on Disney Plus on June 21 (and confirms our report about Marvel by chance leaking Secret Invasion‘s launch date forward of schedule), would be the first Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) present launched this yr. With its launch date slightly below three months away, then, it is about time we had been handled to some new footage.
Pleasingly, Secret Invasion‘s newest teaser is packed full of recent clips to pore over. Whisper it quietly, but it surely looks as if it should be among the finest Disney Plus exhibits round, too. Take a look at the official trailer under:
A short plot synopsis was launched alongside the trailer, which reads: “In Marvel Studios’ new sequence Secret Invasion, set within the current day MCU, Nick Fury learns of a clandestine invasion of Earth by a faction of shapeshifting Skrulls. Fury joins his allies, together with Everett Ross, Maria Hill, and the Skrull Talos, who has made a life for himself on Earth. Collectively, they race towards time to thwart an imminent Skrull invasion and save humanity.”
Tonally, Secret Invasion is giving me (and loads of different MCU followers) related vibes to Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Given the duo’s espionage and conspiracy thriller sensibilities, it is a simple comparability to make. However, contemplating that The Winter Soldier is without doubt one of the extra well-received Marvel movies within the studio’s 15-year historical past – learn our greatest Marvel films ranked information when you’re right here – it might sound a stretch to recommend Secret Invasion will likely be nearly as good, if not higher, than Cap’s second solo outing.
For me, although, Secret Invasion has the potential to be as tense, action-packed, and narratively distorting as The Winter Soldier.
It is bought all the required elements. First, a secret society of Skrulls that is trying to supersede humanity by masquerading because the very race they need to overthrow. Secondly, a seemingly out-of-his-depth Nick Fury who’s going to be second-guessing each resolution he makes on this six-part sequence. Subsequent, loads of political paranoia as, because of the Skrulls’ shapeshifting skills, the present’s human heroes will not know who they’ll belief and/or if these in positions of energy are literally human or not. And, with explosions aplenty – each bodily and people of the suspense-filled dialog selection – there are sure to be main ramifications for the MCU, based mostly on what performs out from a narrative perspective.
Till Captain America: The Winter Soldier was launched in 2014, Marvel had safely caught to its style lane, with its films entrenched within the superhero and motion classes. The Winter Soldier proved that Marvel might (and will) broaden its scope and floor among the finest superhero films in several genres. Captain America 2 confirmed audiences would lap this type of content material up – and if Secret Invasion is as gritty, foreboding, and twisting as its trailers make out, we’re in for an actual deal with.
That stated, even when Secret Invasion wows us – and I am planting my flag within the sand proper now to say it’s going to – will it have sufficient to usurp Loki season 1, WandaVision, and Moon Knight (the latter being my favourite MCU Disney Plus sequence up to now) in individuals’s minds?
It is laborious to evaluate based mostly on a two-minute trailer, but it surely definitely has the potential to take action; and if Secret Invasion is a hit, it may very well be the massive relief-inducing win Marvel wants proper now.
Make no mistake, the Disney subsidiary goes by the wringer for the time being. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania did not get Part 5 off to the very best begin, with the Ant-Man threequel failing to ship each critically and commercially (learn our Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania evaluate for extra on what we thought). With Marvel’s complete Part 4 lineup labeled as a combined bag, Quantumania has solely heightened solutions that the MCU is not what it was.
That is not all that Marvel has needed to take care of in latest months. The studio has reportedly needed to revise its output of films and TV exhibits, with Marvel probably solely releasing two Disney Plus exhibits, plus three films, in 2023. That is a rumored plan it will carry ahead into the subsequent few years, too. Add within the obvious firing of longstanding Marvel govt Victoria Alonso over breach of contract allegations, plus the arrest of Kang the Conqueror actor Jonathan Majors over home abuse allegations, and Marvel is having to struggle off a number of crises directly for the primary time in its historical past.
Secret Invasion, in addition to Guardians of the Galaxy 3 (which arrives on Could 5), has the potential to alleviate among the detrimental press aimed in Marvel’s route within the coming months. The studio wants one (or extra) of its tasks to win again help from its feverish fanbase, show that it is nonetheless able to dominating the field workplace, and seize audiences’ consideration on the small display screen. Marvel will hope, then, that Secret Invasion *ahem* invades as many TV screens as attainable later this yr.
Secret Invasion stars Samuel L Jackson, Ben Mendolsohn, Cobie Smulders, Martin Freeman, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Charlene Woodard, Killian Scott, Emilia Clarke, Olivia Colman, and Don Cheadle. The TV sequence launches on Disney Plus on Wednesday, June 21.
For extra MCU-based protection, learn the way to look at the Marvel films so as. Moreover, learn our guides on Loki season 2 and The Marvels.