Cobie Smulders, who reprises her role of Maria Hill — a decorated spy and Nick Fury’s loyal #2— was on hand to talk about the new show.
“This is a darker show,” Smulders says in the crowd. “We’re going to get deeper into the characters. We’re going to see them in new ways, and it’s going to be an exciting thriller, and you’re never going to know who people are. Are they a Skrull? Are they a human? It’s going to be a bit of a guessing game.”
Footage played in the room highlighted this darker tone for the MCU, with the opening of the clip showing a conversation between Hill and Fury — he’s been off-world for years ignoring her calls, but he’s finally come back because he knows the threat is too great. But just how bad is it? In another scene, Fury is seen asking James “Rhodey” Rhodes — aka War Machine — just how well he knows his assigned protection as things between the two men get tense.
Secret Invasion stars Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn as the Skrull Talos—characters who first met in ‘Captain Marvel.’ They are joined by Kingsley Ben-Adir, Emilia Clarke, and Olivia Colman.
The crossover event series showcases a faction of shapeshifting Skrulls who have been infiltrating Earth for years.