Emilia Clarke, the actor who who played Daenerys Targaryen in American television series Game of Thrones, is in the final round of talks of making her Marvel Studios debut with Secret Invasion, an original series for Disney+, according to a Variety exclusive report.
While it is unclear what role Clarke will play, she will join actors Samuel L Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn, who have made appearances in other Marvel films and will reprise their roles as Nick Fury and Skrulls Talos, respectively. Actors Kingsley Ben-Adir and Olivia Colman will also join them.
“The series is said to follow a group of shape-shifting aliens who have been infiltrating Earth for years. Ben-Adir has been set as the a main villain,” the Variety report stated.
Marvel Studios had announced the Secret Invasion series in December 2020 as part of Disney’s Investor Day announcements. It will be produced by Kevin Feige’s unit who has produced all the Marvel titles, including Wanda Vision and Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Kyle Bradstreet will be writing the series apart from executive producing it.
Secret Invasion is among the 20 films and series aimed at expanding the Marvel Cinematic Universe around its superheroes and villains, like Hawkeye, Groot, She-Hulk, Ms Marvel, Loki, and others. While films like Fantastic Four, The Guardians of Galaxy, Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, Thor: Love And Lightning are yet to release, they have been releasing from January, beginning with Wanda Vision. Falcon and the Winter Soldier which began streaming from March and are now available on Disney+. Upcoming ones like Loki and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings are yet to release. Scarlett Johansson-starrer Black Widow and Emma Stone’s Cruella are slated for July 9 and May 28 releases, respectively
Aimed at expanding their paid subscriber base, Disney+ has collaborated with Hotstar in India for streaming sports apart from their films and series.