Game Of Thrones Star Emilia Clarke In Talks To Join Marvel Show Secret Invasion
This would be Clarke's MCU debut; rest of the cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, Olivia Colman, Ben Mendelsohn, and Kingsley Ben-Adir.
Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke is joining the new Marvel TV show Secret Invasion that is coming to Disney+. Variety reported that Clarke is in "final negotiations" to appear in the show, but her role is being kept a secret for now.
If the deal closes, this will be Clarke's first project for Marvel. She has, however, appeared in a gigantic Disney property before in the form of Solo: A Star Wars Story.
The rest of the cast for Secret Invasion includes Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Kingsley Ben-Adir, and Olivia Colman. Jackson and Mendelsohn are reprising their MCU characters Nick Fury and Skrull Talos, respectively, while we don't know yet what character Oscar-winner Colman will play in the show.
A representative for Marvel declined to comment when approached by Variety, while Clarke's team did not write back.
In the comics, Secret Invasion's story follows the shape-shifting Skrull alien race, who infiltrate every facet of life on Earth, in order to try and take over the planet. In many cases, these Skrulls also posed as superheroes and weren't found until it was too late.
Ben Adir is playing a main villain, Variety reported. Kyle Bradstreet (Mr. Robot) is set to write and executive produce the Secret Invasion show.
In other Marvel news, the first trailer for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is out now.