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12 Marvel Cinematic Universe Actors Confirmed for Marvel’s ‘Crossover Event Series’ Secret Invasion

Because of its cryptic plot and large cast, Secret Invasion is one of the most anticipated MCU programs on Disney+. The new series, based on the comic book

Because of its cryptic plot and large cast, Secret Invasion is one of the most anticipated MCU programs on Disney+. The new series, based on the comic book of the same name, centres on the plot of malevolent Skrulls infiltrating Earth through time, impersonating heroes and high-ranking authorities in preparation for planetary invasion.

This is an unexpected shift in the MCU, particularly since Captain Marvel depicted the Skrulls as one of the good people. Despite this, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige intimated that Skrulls have “a diversity of moralities among them,” implying that there might be wicked Skrulls out there waiting for the right opportunity to attack.

The specific narrative of Secret Invasion is yet unknown, but Marvel Studios just stated that the series would be Disney+’s first MCU “crossover event.”

This assurance implies that more known people from the interwoven series may emerge, perhaps as Skrulls or as Nick Fury’s allies in the face of the impending invasion.

Confirmed Cast for Secret Invasion

Given the scope of Marvel Comics’ Secret Invasion plot, it’s hardly surprise that the MCU’s version will be a crossover. Here is a list of all the confirmed actors who will feature in the Disney+ series.

12 MCU Actors Confirmed for Marvel's 'Crossover Event Series' Secret Invasion

Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) has been confirmed to appear in Secret Invasion since the show’s launch. Given his intimate relationships with the Skrulls, and more especially, Talos, it makes sense for the former director of SHIELD to appear in the crossover in the MCU. Given that the character is constantly ten steps ahead, there’s a good probability he’ll be the one to find the Skrull danger to Earth, making him an unlucky target for his erstwhile comrades.

Mendelsohn, Ben (Talos)

12 MCU Actors Confirmed for Marvel's 'Crossover Event Series' Secret Invasion

Ben Mendelsohn’s role as Talos in the Disney+ series was revealed with Samuel L. Jackson at Disney Investor Day 2020. The actor reprises his performance as Captain Marvel in Secret Invasion for the third time, after his debut in Spider-Man: Far From Home in 2019. Talos might be a great ally to Fury owing to his tight relationship with the MCU veteran, but a devastating surprise concerning the character’s loyalties could be revealed as the season goes.

Smulders, Cobie (Maria Hill)

12 MCU Actors Confirmed for Marvel's 'Crossover Event Series' Secret Invasion

Deadline initially reported in December 2021 that Cobie Smulders will return to portray Maria Hill in Secret Invasion, with set photographs eventually confirming her role in the series. Smulders offered further information about the movie at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, characterizing it as having a “claustrophobic” atmosphere while also noting that Skrulls have been expanding their numbers “since [fans] last saw them in Captain Marvel.”

Maria Hill’s involvement in Secret Invasion is believed to be linked with Fury and Talos, but the series’ “don’t trust anybody” conundrum might imply that the previously trustworthy SHIELD agent could ultimately convert into a dangerous Skrull threat if it is proven that she has been an imposter all along.

Mr. Martin Freeman (Everett Ross)

12 MCU Actors Confirmed for Marvel's 'Crossover Event Series' Secret Invasion

Samuel L. Jackson accidently announced Martin Freeman’s return as Everett Ross in Secret Invasion in March 2022. Although the actor’s gaffe didn’t disclose anything about Freeman’s position in the series, his MCU character’s high-ranking status might be the key to figuring out how he fits into the Disney+ crossover jigsaw. There’s a good likelihood the CIA agent has already been replaced by a Skrull, or he’s been an impostor since his appearance in Captain America: Civil War in 2016.

Cheadle, Don (James Rhodes)

12 MCU Actors Confirmed for Marvel's 'Crossover Event Series' Secret Invasion

A set shot from the Marvel series accidently revealed Don Cheadle’s casting as James Rhodes in Secret Invasion. The character’s inclusion was later confirmed when Rhodes appeared during a heated battle against Nick Fury in early footage presented at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con in Hall H. While Fury could use an Avenger in the shape of Rhodes, the teaser hints that the MCU veteran might be the first hero to be replaced by an evil Skrull.

Clarke, Emilia

12 MCU Actors Confirmed for Marvel's 'Crossover Event Series' Secret Invasion

Variety claimed in April 2021 that Game of Thrones veteran Emilia Clarke was in “final discussions” to join Marvel Studios’ Secret Invasion. Clarke eventually confirmed her MCU debut in the forthcoming Disney+ series, noting that the show’s creators “pushed [her] over the edge to genuinely wanting to do it.”

Given that the actress’ role has yet to be announced, speculation has erupted as to which Marvel Comics character Clarke will play in the series. MCU fans have been speculating about anything from Abigail Brand to Spider-Woman since the actress was chosen.

Colman, Olivia

12 MCU Actors Confirmed for Marvel's 'Crossover Event Series' Secret Invasion

The Hollywood Reporter initially reported in April 2021 that Marvel is in discussions with Oscar winner Olivia Colman for Secret Invasion. Colman was earlier speculated to portray a gender-flipped Union Jack, a Marvel hero who is believed to be prominently engaged in the comics’ fights against Skrulls.

Furthermore, Colman is said to have a substantial MCU future beyond Secret Invasion, implying that her character will stay around for other projects after the Disney+ series.

Kingsley

12 MCU Actors Confirmed for Marvel's 'Crossover Event Series' Secret Invasion

Deadline initially announced Ben-appointment Adir’s to the MCU series in March 2021, with the publication also suggesting that the actor would portray the series’ major villain. Aside from some not-so-revealing set images, nothing is known about Ben-participation Adir’s in Secret Invasion. If the actor is portraying the show’s main antagonist, he might be a high-ranking Skrull commander who is possibly in charge of the invasion of Earth.

McDonald, Christopher

12 MCU Actors Confirmed for Marvel's 'Crossover Event Series' Secret Invasion

Christopher McDonald, actor of Happy Gilmore, was reportedly cast in a part in Secret Invasion in May 2021. According to Deadline writer Nellie Andreeva, the actor’s part is “a freshly conceived character that might cross over to the bigger MCU.” McDonald’s MCU character, like Colman’s, seems to be here to stay.

Scott, Killian

12 MCU Actors Confirmed for Marvel's 'Crossover Event Series' Secret Invasion

Killian Scott joined the cast of Secret Invasion in April 2021, according to Deadline. According to Murphy’s Multiverse, Scott’s role is a wicked Skrull who works with Ben-villain. Adir’s Furthermore, The Direct said that the Love/Hate actor is portraying Fiz, a Skrull with comic book links to Professor X and the X-Men.

Dermot Mulroney

12 MCU Actors Confirmed for Marvel's 'Crossover Event Series' Secret Invasion

Secret Invasion announced that Dermot Mulroney would play US President Ritson in the series.

Irina Kara

Disney+ series also unintentionally verified Irina Kara’s casting as an unnamed character. According to the photographs and videos, it is unclear if Kara will play a prominent part in the series.

12 MCU Actors Confirmed for Marvel's 'Crossover Event Series' Secret Invasion

5 Possible MCU Characters Who Might Appear

Aside from the known cast members, a Disney+ crossover event would be incomplete without a few surprises from MCU veterans. Here are five prospective contenders who may make an appearance in the Secret Invasion series.

Brie Larson’s (Captain Marvel)

Carol Danvers, played by Brie Larson, might make an unexpected cameo in Secret Invasion as Nick Fury’s final choice in resolving the Skrull dispute. Captain Marvel’s inclusion in the Disney+ series makes sense since the MCU hero feels a duty to the Skrulls after assisting them in finding a new home in her 2019 standalone film. While it is sad for Danvers to battle against a race she considers a friend, the hero’s mission to safeguard Earth is supposed to take precedence.

However, it’s likely that a different Carol Danvers may appear in the series, one who is a Skrull imposter who can play with Nick Fury and Talos’ heads.

Parris, Teyonah (Monica Rambeau)

Monica Rambeau, played by Teyonah Parris, was last seen speaking to a Skrull in the post-credits sequence in WandaVision. While this scenario may set up her future appearance in The Marvels, it may also hint to her presence in Secret Invasion’s Skrull-related battle. There’s a possibility Nick Fury secretly enlisted Rambeau to fight with him against the deadly Skrulls.

Given that Rambeau already has abilities by the time of Secret Invasion, the character might prove to be a vital tool on Fury and Talos’ side.

WandaVision verified that Maria Rambeau died of cancer, but the Skrulls may exploit her appearance to play mind games with Nick Fury. Lashana Lynch’s cameo appearance in Captain Marvel might act as a mini-reunion with the original Captain Marvel ensemble.

Mackie, Anthony (Captain America)

At the conclusion of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson delivered a powerful statement that was heard across the globe. Nick Fury may have observed the new Star-Spangled Avenger and may have attempted to enlist him in the battle against the Skrulls. On the other hand, the Skrulls are certain to have taken notice of Sam’s revival as the new Captain America, and they might easily target him as a replacement.

A Skrull impersonating Captain America might easily persuade the general population and even some of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. In any case, witnessing Sam Wilson in the first MCU crossover event on Disney+ is a new experience for fans.

Chloe Bennet (Quake) From Agents of SHIELD, Chloe Bennet has been a fan favorite for a probable MCU comeback in Secret Invasion. Although the actress has already denied reports of her Disney+ comeback, there is rising speculation that the Marvel actress is lying in order to partake in the impending crossover.

If Bennet’s Daisy Johnson does return, the same thing that occurred with Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock and Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin may happen again. This might imply that the character will get a soft relaunch, connecting her tale with what’s been happening on in the MCU. Finally, Quake’s unexpected participation might tip the scales in Fury’s favor against the Skrulls.

Secret Invasion will air on Disney+ in the spring of 2023.

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Doctor Strange 2 : Scarlet Witch vs. Strange Deleted Fight Scene – FanArt

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness stunned fans straight away by revealing that the Scarlet Witch will be the film’s principal adversary. This res

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness stunned fans straight away by revealing that the Scarlet Witch will be the film’s principal adversary. This resulted in some really fantastic battle sequences between the MCU’s two most powerful magic-wielders, but there’s been a lot of talk about more of it appearing in deleted scenes.

The majority of that attention has been focused on the sequel’s abandoned opening scene, in which Wanda Maximoff would have killed Earth-616’s Baron Mordo. She would have decapitated him and gave Strange the severed head when they first met at the farm, leaving little mistake about who Strange would face during Doctor Strange 2.

Over the last several months, concept art has also hinted more deleted sequences, including a flashback to Strange losing his sister at the lake and a tease showing the wicked Nightmare in action. Fans can now see more deleted Scarlet Witch action, which would have pitted her against Strange once again early in the Multiversal sequel.

Doctor Strange 2’s Deleted Scarlet Witch Battle Illustrator David Allcock released a collection of storyboard drawings including a previously uncovered deleted sequence from Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness through Twitter user @itsjustanx. This scenario would have pitted Doctor Strange against the Scarlet Witch as Strange and America Chavez jumped across the Multiverse after leaving Kamar-Taj.

Strange uses his magic to free Chavez from the Scarlet Witch’s grasp while Chavez opens one of her star portals.

New Doctor Strange 2 Art Reveals Deleted Scarlet Witch vs. Strange Fight

The scene when Chavez falls through with the blue light from her portal around her in-frame seems very similar to what appeared in the final cut of the film.

New Doctor Strange 2 Art Reveals Deleted Scarlet Witch vs. Strange Fight

It would have had the Scarlet Witch really pursue Strange and Chavez into the star gate, employing images similar to those seen before when the villain was pushing through mirrors.

New Doctor Strange 2 Art Reveals Deleted Scarlet Witch vs. Strange Fight

Along with Wanda pursuing the heroic team, they would have encountered other demons while traversing the Multiverse. There was even a chance they’d run across one of the more sinister Strange Variants, akin to how Earth-616’s good doctor confronted Sinister Strange at the conclusion of the narrative.

New Doctor Strange 2 Art Reveals Deleted Scarlet Witch vs. Strange Fight

As the Scarlet Witch pursued Strange and Chavez, she would release more of her actual power, which she had garnered while delving into the pages of the Darkhold.

New Doctor Strange 2 Art Reveals Deleted Scarlet Witch vs. Strange Fight

In her chase, the villain would have seized Chavez by the wrist, however it’s uncertain whether the action would have progressed as it did in the final edit of Doctor Strange 2.

New Doctor Strange 2 Art Reveals Deleted Scarlet Witch vs. Strange Fight

Marvel Parallels Avoided With Deleted Scene?

New Doctor Strange 2 Art Reveals Deleted Scarlet Witch vs. Strange Fight

With Doctor Strange 2 clocking in at little over two hours, it’s hardly unexpected that so many deleted scenes and concept art have been published now that the film has come and gone. This sequence would have certainly added a couple of minutes to the running length, although it’s unclear whether it would have come with the universe-jumping scene or taken its place entirely.

Furthermore, given Marvel’s vast history, this deleted battle has some resemblance to another sequence seen by fans in 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok, which starred Thor, Loki, and Hela. This three got into a similar brawl when Loki summoned the Bifrost to transport him and Thor to Asgard, prompting Hela to leap in and fling them over the rainbow bridge into the uncharted realms of space.

In the end, it looks that this confrontation between Doctor Strange and the Scarlet Witch was never even pre-visualized, since this is the first time fans have seen this scene shown in public. While it would have undoubtedly provided another fantastic combat scene to the already packed film, leaving it out maintained some of the emphasis on Strange and America as they began their first journey across the Multiverse.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now available to watch on Disney+.

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Spider-Man: No Way Home Extended Cut Trailer Is Now Available

Spider-Man: No Way Home, the third-highest-grossing MCU film ever, is poised to return to cinemas across the globe in the coming weeks. Sony and Marvel are

Spider-Man: No Way Home, the third-highest-grossing MCU film ever, is poised to return to cinemas across the globe in the coming weeks. Sony and Marvel are preparing to send fans back to the MCU’s first real Multiversal event, “The More Fun Stuff Version,” when Tom Holland’s third and largest solo Spidey trip takes a second run on the big screen.

The extended edit of No Way Home will feature 11 minutes of material that did not make the initial theatrical release in December 2021, according to reports. More material starring Charlie Cox’s “very smart lawyer,” Matt Murdock, as well as other exchanges with Holland and the two other Spider-Men, portrayed by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, are possible.

The advertising tour for the new No Way Home extended cut began with a new poster that included all three Spider-Men, as well as all five villains and a scattering of supporting characters. This promotional tour now continues with a new trailer for the film, however it doesn’t exactly include any…new stuff.

New Trailer for No Way Home Extended Cut

Watch: Spider-Man: No Way Home Extended Cut Trailer Released

Sony Pictures has published a 30-second clip for Spider-Man: No Way Home’s theatrical re-release, which begins on August 31 in Indonesia.

Surprisingly, despite the promise that fresh material would be added in this edit, this teaser has no new footage.

The commercial focuses mostly on Peter’s struggles with the film’s five Multiversal antagonists, including Happy Hogan’s phone conversation in which he asks Peter who they are all. The closing scene of the teaser depicts Peter leaping into fight against the criminals, with the other two Spider-Men cut out, but the Lizard is still hit by the air, exactly as he was in the second trailer.

The whole trailer is available below:

Sony is back with another Spider-Man trailer.

Sony Pictures rocketed to the top of the entertainment business with the original release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, despite a difficult couple of years of releases. The studio had its most successful film ever, shattering box office records and generating over $2 billion in its first run.

Despite the hype for the “More Fun Stuff Version,” Sony made no attempt to tease anything new that would be presented in this new edit of the threequel. The studio didn’t even bother to replace the scene of all three Spider-Men leaping into fight on the Statue of Liberty, instead settling for the error-filled picture in which the Lizard is assaulted by a secret figure.

Regardless of these gaffes, anticipation is growing for what Sony and Marvel have in store with material not included in the initial December 2021 edit. And, if nothing else, the threequel is still one of the most popular superhero films in history, which should be plenty to entice fans to return to the big screen a few more times.

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Marvel’s Biggest Multiverse Reveal Is Wasted

This article contains Edge of Spider-Verse #2 spoilers.Marvel Comics squandered their most significant multiverse disclosure. Multiverses may be trendy rig

This article contains Edge of Spider-Verse #2 spoilers.

Marvel Comics squandered their most significant multiverse disclosure. Multiverses may be trendy right now, but Marvel Comics has been using the notion for decades. The finest multiverse tales allow you to ponder the question “What If…?” – to picture universes where heroes were beaten instead of triumphing, planets were broken, or entire new champions created. Sometimes these “What If…?” tales help to establish concepts that will ultimately make their way into the regular comic book narrative, and maybe even into the movies themselves. In the comics, Jane Foster initially appeared as Thor.

Edge of Spider-Verse #2 features “A Single Thread,” a short narrative by Dan Slott and Paco Medina that has just been used to change the history and nature of the entire Marvel world. The universe started untold billions of years ago, long after the ancient Elder Gods were expelled, according to Edge of Spider-Verse #2. Gaea and Oshtur started producing new gods and demigods, and they entrusted the construction of the universe to the early spider-goddess Neith. She fashioned the Web of Life and Destiny, which is centered on Earth-001. Finally, the Spider-hidden Verse’s genesis has been exposed.

Marvel has just rewritten the structure of the whole multiverse.

It’s odd, though, that Marvel practically squandered such a big disclosure. The real nature of the universe is introduced in what seems to be a tangent or side-story to the main event, rather than in a large ” event ” issue with a great amount of hype behind it. This choice is even more astounding considering the importance of multiverses in popular culture, and Marvel Comics’ own multiverse is now serving as inspiration for the MCU’s. Spider-Man: No Way Home, like the comics, has established spider-characters as prominent players in the universe.

Marvel Wastes Its Biggest Multiverse Reveal

To be fair to Marvel, Edge of Spider-Verse #2 does have some backstory. The first Edge of Spider-Verse miniseries debuted with the original Spider-Verse storyline in 2014, and its second issue featured the famous Spider-Gwen. Marvel may have decided to make the second issue of this new Edge of Spider-Verse miniseries seem just as important – but if so, the comic book publisher could have pushed it more aggressively.

It’s enthralling to discover the real genesis and nature of the MCU’s cosmos. The important issue is whether it will survive much longer; this tie-in is tied with the End of the Spider-Verse event, implying that the multiverse’s laws are going to be altered. Marvel’s universe has been defined, but it may not last.

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