The level of secrecy around Marvel’s Secret Invasion series has been impressive. So impressive that nothing has really been revealed about the Disney+ series so far. What we do know is that the show will be based on the Marvel comics crossover event with the same name. We also know that Samuel Jackson (Nick Fury) and Ben Mendelsohn (Talos) will be reprising their respective roles in the MCU. One new actor that will be making her Marvel debut is Emilia Clarke. And based on new credible reports we now know who she will be playing.
*Warning: Spoilers ahead for Marvel’s Secret Invasion*
Who is Emilia Clarke playing in Secret Invasion?
Emilia Clarke will play Veranke in Marvel’s Secret Invasion. This is according to reliable insider MyTimeToShineHello who revealed the information on Twitter.
Who is Veranke?
According to the Marvel Encyclopedia Veranke is “A Skrull princess from Tyeranx 7 province, planet Satriani, Veranke challenged King Dorrek for ignoring Skrull prophecies. She was banished for her trouble. After Galactus devoured the Skrull homeworld and the Annihilation Wave destroyed most of the empire, Veranke was seen as a visionary and elevated to queen. She declared that Earth was to be the new Skrull homeworld and so launched the Secret Invasion. As part of this, she replaced Spider-Woman just before the reformation of the Avengers. At the climax of the Secret Invasion, she was killed by Norman Osborne, the Green Goblin.”
It’s not clear at this point how far Marvel will deviate from this storyline for her introduction to the MCU, however it’s almost guaranteed to differ in some ways.
No official release date has been provided for Secret Invasion however it’s expected to start streaming on Disney Plus either late 2022 or early 2023. As always, thanks for reading.