Secret Invasion Reportedly Casts Kingsley Ben-Adir as Main Villain

Rumored to be in development back in September 2020 and confirmed during Disney's investors day presentation three months later, Disney Plus and Marvel Studios' Secret Invasion has reportedly added Kingsley Ben-Adir (One Night in Miami, The Comey Rule, The OA) to the cast, joining Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn in the live-action series. With Jackson reprising his MCU role as Nick Fury and Mendelsohn's reprising his role as the Skrull Talos from Captain Marvel, the upcoming series center on the duo (who first met during Captain Marvel) as they investigate a faction of Skrulls who've been living on Earth for years. While the streamer, studio, and Ben-Adir's representatives have not confirmed, Variety reports that the actor will be playing the main villain. Kyle Bradstreet is set to write and executive produce, with Marvel Studios (no surprise) producing.

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Last summer, Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige announced three Disney+ live-action series: Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk. Since that time (and after an investors day presentation that yielded a ton of additional information), we learned that The Umbrella Academy series creator Jeremy Sister was tapped to develop and lead the writers' room on the Oscar Isaac-starring Moon Knight, Emmy award-winner Jessica Gao (Adult Swim's Rick and Morty) is developing and leading the writers' room on the Tatiana Maslany-starring She-Hulk, and Bisha K. Ali (Hulu's Four Weddings and a Funeral) was on board to write and serve as showrunner on the Iman Vellani-starring Ms. Marvel. Disney+ has already launched the hugely successful Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany-starring WandaVision, with The Falcon and the Winter Soldier starring Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie kicking off this week, and Tom Hiddleston-starring Loki, animated anthology series What If…?, the Don Cheadle-starring armor Armor Wars, the Dominique Thorne-starring Ironheart, and a "Guardians of the Galaxy" holiday special.

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