In Spider-Man: No Way Home, there was a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment when it was revealed that Nick Fury’s absence from Earth is known among Damage Control agents. And the last time we saw Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) in Spider-Man: Far From Home, he was somewhere in space with the Skrulls enjoying some kind of vacation. But the holidays are over in the next series, Secret Invasion. In the latest trailer for the series, Fury is not only back on Earth, but he’s also the world’s most wanted man!
Why is Fury being hunted? It could have something to do with the final moments of the trailer where Fury, or a Skrull pretending to be Fury, appears to be in the process of assassinating President Ritson (Dermot Mulroney). If it really is Fury, that means the Skrulls replaced the President. And if it’s a Skrull posing as Fury, then they’ve found the perfect way to destroy any remaining credibility Fury had with the authorities.
Gravik (Kingsley Ben-Adir) makes several appearances in the trailer, and he is the key figure behind this invasion. Gravik and G’iah (Emilia Clarke) are Skrulls who grew up as refugees who were promised a new home at the end of Captain Marvel. That was three decades ago within the MCU, and the Skrulls aren’t happy. They want their own world, and they have decided that the Earth should belong to them. That makes this Fury the war, but we have to wonder why he’s not calling on “his special friends of his” to help solve this problem.
Ben Mendelsohn also stars in the series as Fury’s closest friend among the Skrulls, Talos, with Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Olivia Colman as Sonya Falsworth, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, and Don Cheadle as James “Rhodey” Rhodes.
secret invasion will premiere on Disney+ on Wednesday, June 21.