Emilia Clarke joins Disney Plus’ Secret Invasion

Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke
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According to Variety, Emilia Clarke is in “final negotiations” (an underrated Europe song) to join Marvel’s upcoming Disney + series Secret invasion, which is somehow connected to the Skrulls of Captain Marvel and will feature Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn reprising their Marvel Cinematic Universe roles alongside an alleged villain played by Kingsley Ben-Adir and a mystery character played by Olivia Colman. The Secret invasion event in the comics was about Skrulls replacing key figures on Earth including superheroes so they could take over without really having to try too hard, and the movie will likely take over the basic beats of that story while everything else on it changes radically by default MCU approach, in other words).

As for who might be playing Clarke, Variety don’t know and Marvel won’t say but-like yesterday when we heard that Colman was being cast– we have some guesses. The obvious choice, and it is more evident today than yesterday when it was alone seemed like the obvious choice is that Clarke could play Veranke, Queen of the Skrulls. There is a nice symmetry to her Game of Thrones character there as sometimes dragons are green and Skrulls are green, but maybe it’s too much symmetry? We jokingly suggested yesterday that Colman should play Kl’rt, the Super-Skrull with the powers of all the Fantastic Four, but maybe Colman could be Veranke and Clarke could be Kl’rt? Or maybe they’re just boring people who don’t have a bumpy green chin and can’t turn into other people. They could even be other members of the Boehner family, like Evan Peters’ character in WandaVision. That was a funny joke that everyone liked, right?