Samuel L. Jackson Teases Return To Nick Fury As Secret Invasion Begins Filming
Upcoming MCU Disney+ TV show will bring Nick Fury back to the MCU
Samuel L. Jackson has been with the MCU for a very, very long time following his surprise debut all the way back in the post credits scene of Iron Man, the movie that started it all. And his involvement in the shared universe isn't slowing down. This week, Disney+ premiered the new animated MCU TV show What If…? Which features Jackson voicing his character's cartoon counterpart. Meanwhile, Jackson has taken to social media to announce that the upcoming live action show, Secret Invasion, has begun filming.
Jackson posted a photo on Instagram featuring Fury's fake beard and mustache. "Back in the box, just in The Nick of time!" He wrote.
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Not much is known about Secret Invasion yet, aside from the fact it is returning Jackson to Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn to Talos, the Skrull who was first introduced back in Captain Marvel. Disney+'s official series description reads: "Secret Invasion is a newly announced series heading to Disney+ that stars Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn as the Skrull Talos—characters who first met in Captain Marvel. The crossover comic event series showcases a faction of shape-shifting Skrulls who have been infiltrating Earth for years."
In the comics, Secret Invasion was a crossover event that revealed several prominent Avengers and Earth-based heroes had been replaced by Skrulls and had been secretly destabilizing Earth's heroes for years--but in the comics, the Skrulls were never as sympathetic or as altruistic as they are in the MCU. However, the use of the word "faction" does potentially hint that not every Skrull is as chill or as funny as Talos and his friends.
Secret Invasion does not yet have a scheduled release date. Episode 1 of What If…?, the animated anthology series, is currently streaming on Disney+.