Confirmed: Emilia Clarke Is New ‘Captain Marvel’ Actress In MCU
The wait may be slightly longer than planned for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s The Marvels (2023), but after the trailer dropped, excitement not seen in a long time spread across the internet. Prior to The Marvels, though, fans will see characters from the first movie return in a new series, including Emilia Clarke, who replaces one Captain Marvel actress.Credit: Marvel Studios Credit: Star Wars (L) / Marvel Studios (R)The Captain Marvel Franchise
Captain Marvel in the MCU
Captain Marvel first appeared in Kevin Feige’s MCU four years ago in Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s Captain Marvel (2019). Starring the divisive Brie Larson as the eponymous superhero, Captain Marvel went on to score over a billion dollars at the global box office and cemented Carol Danvers as one of the most powerful forces in the Marvel Studios franchise.Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel also saw the pseudo-origin story for Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) play out on screen, and his buddy cop-style adventures with Larson’s Carol Danvers were one of the biggest elements of the Marvel film. Also introduced in Captain Marvel were Maria (Lashana Lynch) and Monica Rambeau (Akira Ackbar), the former being Carol’s human pilot comrade from the before times — that is, before Carol Danvers touched an Infinity Stone and became part of the Kree.Related: Marvel Fans Are Dislike Bombing ‘The Marvels’ Trailer For Being “Woke”
Then there was the Skrulls and, in particular, Talos, played by Ben Mendelsohn. Portrayed as the villains, the Skrulls were actually refugees working with a rogue Kree scientist called Mar-Vell, or Wendy Lawson, played by Annette Bening. Also happening to be the villain of the piece, the Supreme Intelligence, alongside Jude Law’s Yon-Rogg, Captain Marvel saw Carol, Maria, and Nick team up with the refugee Skrulls to fight the Kree.Secret Invasion on Disney+
What is Secret Invasion?
The Walt Disney Company describes Secret Invasion as:
In Marvel Studios’ new series “Secret Invasion,” set in the present day MCU, Nick Fury learns of a clandestine invasion of Earth by a faction of shapeshifting Skrulls. Fury joins his allies, including Everett Ross, Maria Hill and the Skrull Talos, who has made a life for himself on Earth. Together they race against time to thwart an imminent Skrull invasion and save humanity.