Samuel L. Jackson's Secret Invasion TV Show Is Close To Bringing An A+ Actress To The MCU

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is continuing to grow, as the franchise has a number of major projects lined up over the next few years. One of the most exciting is Disney+’s Secret Invasion, which will see the return of Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn’s Talos. While plot details are mostly being kept under wraps, the series is starting to cast new faces, and it would appear that the show is now close to landing an A+ actress!

Oscar-winner Olivia Colman is reportedly in talks to join Marvel and Disney+’s Secret Invasion, per The Hollywood Reporter. As you would expect, there are no details regarding the role Colman is being pursued for. Nevertheless, the mere thought of the actress joining the MCU is exciting enough.

Queen Elizabeth II (Olivia Colman) smiles on The Crown

Olivia Colman’s career has been filled with notable credits, both on the big and small screen. In the realm of film, the actress has starred in comedies like I Could Never Be Your Woman and Hot Fuzz, along with dramas like The Iron Lady and The Father. And it was her turn as Queen Anne in 2018’s The Favourite that won her the Oscar for Best Actress. In terms of her TV credits, she’s arguably best known for her roles as the narrator on Fleabag and Queen Elizabeth II on The Crown.

Olivia Colman would be a perfect fit for the superhero franchise. She’s proven herself to be an incredibly versatile actress, having moved across a plethora of genres over the years. She can certainly bring in the humor that Marvel projects are known for, but she also has plenty of dramatic chops, as evidenced by her Academy Award.

Secret Invasion is set to be a loose adaptation of the Marvel Comics storyline of the same name. Early details hint that the story will deal with the presence of Skrulls on Earth, as the aliens have managed to infiltrate different levels of society.

Should she sign on, Olivia Colman would not only join Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn but also One Night In Miami star Kingsley Ben-Adir, who will reportedly play the villain. It’s hard to predict who Colman might play, though it would be fun to see her play one of the Skrulls that will inhabit the series. Colman previously expressed interest in playing a Marvel villain, and having her and Ben-Adir possibly face off with Jackson’s Fury and Mendelsohn’s Talos would be exciting.

It’s still early days for Marvel’s Secret Invasion but, when it comes to building its cast, the show is certainly off to a strong start. It’ll be fun to see who ends up joining the Skrull-tastic adventure next. I mean… is there any chance we can get another Hot Fuzz alum like Simon Pegg or Nick Frost on the show?

While you wait for the show, you can head to Disney+ to stream other shows like WandaVison and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the latter of which airs its finale Friday, April 23.

Erik Swann
Senior Content Producer

Covering superheroes, sci-fi, comedy, and almost anything else in film and TV. I eat more pizza than the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.