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Game of Thrones star joining Marvel’s Secret Invasion

Emilia Clarke is in final negotiations to appear in the Disney+ show.
Game of Thrones star joining Marvel’s Secret Invasion

Emilia Clarke is in talks to appear in Secret Invasion, a new Marvel show heading to Disney+. The English actress is best known for playing Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, while her film credits include Terminator Genisys and Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Variety says her Secret Invasion role is being kept under wraps, but would see Clarke acting opposite Ben Mendelsohn’s Talos (from Captain Marvel and Spider-Man: Far From Home) and Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury (from everything). 

Which isn’t surprising as the comic book storyline revolved around a Skrull invasion of earth, the aliens using their shape-shifting skills to take the form of humans and superheroes alike. That plot ran throughout 2008 and was the brainchild of writer Brian Michael Bendis.

Kingsley Ben-Adir – who received acclaim for his portrayal of Malcolm X in the recently released One Night in Miami – will play the show’s villain, while Oscar-winner Olivia Colman has also been cast.

Mr. Robot’s Kyle Bradstreet is both writing and producing, though there’s no word yet on a release date. Though it won’t be the next Marvel show hitting the streaming service as before then we’ve got Loki (June 2021), What If…? (Summer 2021), Ms. Marvel (late 2021) Hawkeye (2022), Moon Knight (TBA) and She-Hulk (TBA) all coming down the pipe.