‘Secret Invasion‘ has been one of Marvel Studios’ most secretive series thus far. However, recently we have been receiving a whole slew of new information on the series through set photos and a new rumor.
Marvel Studios officially announced the series back in December of 2020, with Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, and Cobie Smulders returning to their past MCU roles along with Emilia Clarke, Olivia Coleman, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Christopher McDonald, and Killian Scott making their MCU debut in the series.
Which has left fans speculating, who these actors may be playing. With a particular focus on Emilia Clarke’s character since in the ‘Secret Invasion‘ comic book event, there are many significant women involved. there have been many outrageous rumours from her playing a variant of Agents of S.H.I.E.LD‘s Quake to Abigail Brand, who is a mutant acting as the commander of S.W.O.R.D in the comics continuity. It looks like we may finally have our answer on who she is playing in the series.
A well-known industry insider DanielRPK revealed which character Clarke would be playing. RPK revealed that Clarke would be playing a Skrull by the name of Gi’ah.
Gi’ah was a specialized agent who was picked by the Skrull invasion leaders to breed Klrr who was another Skrull agent. She was specifically picked as she originated from the planet of Warskrulls and it was believed that their children may be born as Warskrulls. A normal Skrull mimics the physical appearace of any other being but a Warskrull can also mimic their powers, making them much more lethal and useful for the invasion. The two eventually developed an actual relationship with each other and raised their three daughters on Earth like a normal American family. they are placed on Earth to become a means of infiltrating Earth’s government to pave the way for the Secret Invasion.
Her role in the series
So what role could Gi’ah play in the series? It is still unknown who the villain of the series is, but if this new report is to be believed it may mean that she is one of the evil skrulls stationed on earth to infiltrate S.H.I.E.LD or S.W.O.R.D. As we know the MCU has first introduced us to the idea of good skrulls with Talos and his family so it is possible that Gi’ah’s origin story is different. However, Gi’ah most definitely seems like she may be a villain of the series, stationed on Earth by whoever is the Top skrull leader, maybe by the Skrull Queen Veranke.
Secret Invasion Starts Streaming Exclusively on Disney Plus Spring 2023!
Thor: Love and Thunder gave us a look at 100s of deities and gods from across many different mythologies. It has now already been more than a month since its release so concept art for the film has started to make its way online. This concept art includes characters both seen in the movie and characters that were once planned to be in there.
The Deity that powers Juggernaut
This latest piece of concept art gives us a look at the deity of Cytorak. He is a deity of pure rage and destructive power and was worshiped as a demon by the primitive people of earth. In the same way Khonshu chose Marc Spector to be his avatar and become Moon Knight, Cyttorak chooses an avatar to become his Juggernaut, an agent for destruction.
From time to time Cyttorak also transfers his powers into a Crimson gem and whoever comes into contact with the gem gains the power of Cyttorak and becomes the destructive force of Juggernaut. This is how the X-Men villain Juggernaut is born, the brother of Charles Xavier, Cain Marko comes into contact with the gem and gains the anger and unstoppable power of Cyttorak and through Cyttorak’s wishes destroys an entire village for him. The juggernaut also made an appearance in 2018’s Deadpool 2 so he already exists in an MCU adjacent universe.
What this appearance could mean?
As was seen in the concept art for Shang-Chi, the MCU has been looking for places where different mutants and X-Men characters could enter the MCU and this Thor concept art is the latest evidence of such. When Juggernaut is introduced into the MCU it will be interesting to see if it is the same Juggernaut from Fox’s X-Men universe since Deadpool 3 from the Fox universe is confirmed to be taking place in the MCU.
Moon Knight has been one of Marvel Studios’ most successful and most critically acclaimed Disney Plus shows, second to only Loki in its total viewership. Fans instantly fell in love with Steven Grant, Marc Spector, Layla EL Faouly and Khonshu, sit seemed like a Season 2 announcement was inevitable. However, 4 month shave now passed and there is still no word on a potential second season or spin-off.
Oscar Isaac’s Stunt Double in Cairo Teasing Moon Knight Season 2
A few weeks ago Oscar Isaac and Moon Knight director Mohamed Diab teased fans by saying that a Season 2 was in the works through a TikTok video from the 2 in Cairo. Now Oscar Isaac’s stunt double on the series Daren Nop, who also happens to be in Cairo right now, has done the same and teased production for Season 2.
In this picture Daren stands between ancient Egyptian ruins with markings, similar to those seen in Moon Knight and titles the story “Where are you Khonsu? We have to make the season 2 bro”. This is a clear tease to fans for Season 2. On it’s own this picture may not seem like much but given the fact that both Oscar and Mohamed Diab are also in Cairo at the same time as Daren, the stunt performer. It becomes very suspicious as to what may be in the work in regards to a potential Season 2 for the series.
At the same time there have been many rumors from credible sources stating that Season2 is indeed happening. So it starts to feel more and more likely that a potential Season 2 or maybe even a Layla El Faouly spin-off starring May Calamawy may be in the works. The new season already has a very intriguing set-up with Season 1 ending off with the confirmation of Jake Lockley’s existence, and with Marc and Steven thinking they were in full control. Jake Lockley was seen still working for Khonshu and in the last moments of the series shot Arthur Harrow. We could get an announced at this years D23 expo Marvel Studios presentation on September 10th, at 10 AM PT. So it is possible we may not have to wait too long for a Season 2, and if a Season 2 doesn’t happen there’s always the Werewolf By Night project, Blade or a Midnight Sons project for Moon Knight to appear in.
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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is just a week away and with Sam Raimi directing it’s a safe bet we will get some Tobey Maguire Spider-Man References and Easter Eggs. As for Tobey Maguire’s Peter Parker there has been much online speculation on his return in the movie, but it’s highly doubted since Disney and Marvel Studios would need to negotiate with Sony and there has been no concrete evidence of his return. Although anything is possible at this point since we are in the Multiverse of Madness. Given that we just got a movie with all 3 Spider-Men fighting with almost all their previous villains, who knows what we’ll see next.
A Raimi-Verse reference?
We recently just got a new Doctor Strange 2 promo featuring the logo of Joe’s Pizza from Spider-Man 2 which was also directed by Sam Raimi himself. So is it a big Coincidence or is Raimi teasing a possible return for Tobey’s Spider-Man, Who we last saw him in Spider-Man No Way Home.
Yesterday, the first 20 minutes of the film were screened to press at screenings including one at Cinema Con which was not embargoed, allowing for peoples reactions to come out on social media. Thee reactions interestingly tell us that there is also a big Spider-Man joke in the film. Just the thought of a Spider-Man mention in a film by Raimi warms the heart so it’s very possible that Raimi could have more references to Spider-Man including both Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man.
Could Tobey Maguire reprise his role once again in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness? Given the Multiverse theme the film will play, there is a chance of anything and everything happening. Given that Sony currently owns the rights to Spider-Man it is unlikely, But never say never!
After all, we live in a world where Hulk can appear as a secondary character in the MCU. So who knows what Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will bring.
There’s only one way to find out, see it exclusively in theaters Next Week on May 6th.