Secret Invasion trailer breakdown: 4 huge things we learned

Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in Marvel Studios' Secret Invasion, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2022 MARVEL.
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in Marvel Studios' Secret Invasion, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2022 MARVEL. /

The Marvel Studios Secret Invasion trailer showed a lot. Here are the four most noteworthy takeaways from the trailer.

Secret Invasion was one of the greatest Marvel Comics stories of the last 20 years. It wasn’t the main story that made it great, no the best part was the build up. Before the first skrull was revealed in New Avengers No. 31, the alien race had infiltrated the Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D. , and parts of the government around the world. A feat that seemed impossible. A feat that seemed impossible, but was completed.

When Marvel Studios’ Secret Invasion mini-series was announced, it was unknown whether or not it would match the source material. The trailer showed that there will be some similarities. At one point in the trailer multiple skrulls posing as humans changed into the same person. This confirmed that Earth had been invaded.

We don’t know a lot about the Disney Plus series or what the skrulls’ purpose is, but here are four things that can be confirmed from the trailer.

Nick Fury avoiding Earth

At the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home, viewers found out that the Nick Fury and Maria Hill dealing with Peter Parker weren’t the originals. They were both skrulls impersonating them. Furthermore, Nick Fury knew about it. He was actually in space with the skrulls when they (fake Fury and Hill) contacted him. It seemed like Fury wasn’t on Earth because he was working with the skrulls. The Marvel Studios Secret Invasion trailer shows something different.

Nick Fury met with Maria Hill and she wasn’t happy with him. She was contacting Fury while he wasn’t on Earth and he never responded. Now, he gets in touch with her out of nowhere. Whatever the skrulls did was enough for him to come back and get in touch with his former employee. While that may be true, more questions arise. Among them are what exactly tipped Nick Fury off, why did he avoid Earth, is this Maria Hill a skrull, and were the skrulls actually evil the entire time?

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HALIFAX, ENGLAND – JANUARY 27: Emilia Clarke seen on set during filming of the Marvel Disney Plus series Secret Invasion at The Piece Hall on January 27, 2022 in Halifax, England. (Photo by Gerard Binks/Getty Images) /

Emilia Clarke’s role

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke was announced to be in Secret Invasion last year. As of now, no one knows who she is playing. It’s so tight-lipped that her role isn’t listed on IMDb. However, it was revealed that she is a fighter of sorts.

During the trailer, Emilia Clarke is seen snooping around an area with a gun. She looked nervous, but not unfamiliar with the weapon. This could be because she is or was a S.H.I.E.L.D. operative or, as this writer previously predicted, she’s could be Jessica Drew before she was abducted by the Skrull Queen Veranke. Nevertheless, just because it happened in the source material series doesn’t mean it’ll happen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


During the Secret Invasion Marvel Comics crossover, readers saw how the srulls went undetected. When the Illuminati tried to send the skrulls a message after the Kree/Skrull War, they were kidnapped. During that time, the skrulls took their genetic code and more. This helped them remain undetected from mutant abilities, psychics, magic, and more. This could be the case in the MCU.

At the 1:08 mark of the trailer, you can see someone strapped to a chair. Whether or not it’s a human or skrull remains to be seen. It would make sense that the person in the chair is a human and their captors are skrulls. This could be how they replace humans. Although, it could be a human torturing a skrull for information. Either way, there is a skrull in that room.

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Kingsley Ben-Adir as Rebel Skrull leader Gravik in Marvel Studios’ Secret Invasion, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2022 MARVEL. /

The skrulls want something

The Skrulls wouldn’t invade without a purpose. They want something. Since they don’t have a planet of their own, it’s likely that they want Earth. It’s similar to what happened in Marvel Comics. Except Galactus ate their homeworld in the source material (Fantastic Four No. 257). Like the comic book, the skrulls could be invading to help humanity.

The phrase, “He loves you” was said by the skrulls throughout Secret Invasion run. The “He” was god in Marvel Comics. It could be the same thing in the MCU. Thor: Love and Thunder revealed dozens of gods. The skrulls could have a god of their own. That deity could be the one who told their worshippers that Earth belongs to them via prophecy. The prophecy said that “a world of blue” would be their new home. Considering that most antagonists in the MCU have a relatable quality, this makes the most sense. However, things tend to change from the comics to the shows.

Stay tuned to Bam Smack Pow for more on Marvel Studios’ Secret Invasion as the news comes out.

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