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Secret Invasion series on Disney+ will not be as massive as the story it’s based on

January 16th, 2021 by Marc Comments

We have a lot of great Marvel content coming up in the next few years with a lot of it being on the small screen as well as the big, with Disney+ offering up some potentially cracking shows in the coming months and years.

Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige seems enamored with Disney+ and streaming as a whole, saying it’s: “100 percent the future and where consumers want to watch things,” adding: “And hopefully they’ll want to watch our longform narrative series [you] go to movies for things you can’t get on streaming, and you go to streaming for things you can’t get in a theater. And of course, everything in a theater goes to streaming eventually.”

One of the most exciting shows is the Secret Wars series which we know is a showcase for the great Samuel L Jackson.

Now,  Feige has been talking about the series and making it clear that, while it will share some story ideas with the original comic book saga, this isn’t going to be a direct adaptation and will be a very different story.

In the comics the Secret Invasion was an event where alien Skrulls were able to infiltrate our society and place imposters in all levels of society including SHIELD and the super hero community.

However, we have met the Skrulls in Captain Marvel and Spider-man: Far From Home (where we learned Nick Fury was, in fact, a Skrull, although we don’t know since when) and in the MCU they’re not the evildoers their comic counterparts are.

“Well, there were more characters in the Secret Invasion comic series than there were in Endgame so, no [it’s not going to be as big an event as Endgame],” Feige said.

“It’s not that but it very much is a showcase for Sam Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn (who plays the Skrull Talos) 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?'”

And speaking of Endgame, while have lost Captain America and Iron Man (or have we?), Feige wants to confirm that yes, there are more Avengers movies in the future: “I would have to think so. I would have to say yes, at some point. It’s a good title. Could use that.”

Hmmmmm… but who would be the new roster? Should be fun to find out.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….