Nick Fury and Talos discover a faction of shapeshifting Skrulls who have been infiltrating Earth for years.
The first episode of “Secret Invasion” begins with a voiceover from Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) waxing poetic about what the Skrull existence means for Earth. He asked the question:
“What if the people closest to us, the people we have trusted our whole lives, are someone completely different. What if they weren’t even… human? It’s a nice introduction, but it would have been more impactful if audiences weren’t already aware of the Skrulls’ existence in the MCU, since their first appearance was in 2019 with “Captain Marvel.”
We then follow Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman) as he wanders the streets of Moscow until he reaches a base. After being attacked by the man who works there, he is chased by what we can assume is a Skrull, until Ross is hit by a car and it is revealed that he is a Skrull . His body transformed and his skin peeled off revealing green scales. With this reveal, it’s clear that viewers will have to question whether the characters they see on screen are actually who they say they are or something else entirely.
“Secret Invasion” does a great job of laying out the initial problems, the main one being that so many Skrull refugees have come to Earth. After being promised a home by Nick Fury and Captain Marvel decades ago, they finally got tired of waiting, forming their own organization to try to get revenge. Another major point of contention is Nick Fury’s age and mental state after the Blip. Agent Hill (Cobie Smulders) says that Fury has not been “the same” since that cataclysmic event, and it appears he has been forgotten in “Avengers: Avengers:
It’s an interesting move that we can only hope to see with other characters after “Avengers:
Endgame.” What would happen to a person if they died for five years, only to return in a fight? Fury seemed especially tired, not only because of his age but also because he had lost his edge. his position. Without S.H.I.E.L.D., he no longer has the status or authority he once had so the life he once knew is gone. The problem here, however, is that the performance remains shortcoming. Jackson is at his best when toying with Mendelsohn, but other than that, he seems done with Nick Fury.