Marvel's Secret Invasion adds Emilia Clarke to the Disney Plus show's cast

Terminator Genisys
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Just a day after news broke that Olivia Colman has entered talks to join Marvel’s Secret invasion Disney Plus series, Emilia Clarke is reported to be in final negotiations to join the cast, which already includes Samuel L. Jackson. 

The Game of Thrones star’s role is unknown, of course. Both Clarke’s reps and Marvel Studios declined to comment. If the report, initially published by Variety, holds, this will be Clarke’s first go at a Marvel property. 

Secret Invasion will follow the Skrulls – shape-shifting aliens introduced in Captain Marvel and seen again in Spider-Man: Far From Home – who have been hiding in secret on Earth for years. The series script will come from Kyle Bradstreet with One Night in Miami's Ben-Adir to play the main villain. 

For Clarke, this is not her first foray into popular franchises. Along with Game of Thrones, she also appeared in the Terminator movie franchise. She played Sarah Connor in the 2015 entry Terminator Genisys. In an interview with Vanity Fair, she mentioned being glad the movie flopped because the project was a chore to make, thanks to director Alan Taylor. "He was not the director I remembered. He didn't have a good time. No one had a good time, " Clarke said. 

Hopefully, for Clarke and everyone else involved, the Secret Wars set will be a much better experience. There currently no reports of who will helm the project that will soon join WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Loki – which debuts on Disney plus on June 11. 

Stephanie is a comic book historian and pop culture critic for publications including SYFYFANGRRLS, Marvel, The A.V. Club, Nerdist, Den of Geek, and Rotten Tomatoes. Stephanie is also a comic creator with three ongoing webcomics, Parenthood Activate!, But What If Though?, and Living Heroes. She made her Marvel debut with a short story featuring Monica Rambeau in Marvel’s Voices: Legacy. She recently made her DC Comics debut in Wonder Woman Black and Gold #2 and is co-writing the Nubia and the Amazons miniseries.