Emilia Clarke, renowned actress who played Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones has joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She will participate in a new series for Disney Plus based on the Secret Invasion comics.
Emilia Clarke joins Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Kingsley Ben-Adir, and Olivia Colman, who will also be in the series, which was announced last year. It will follow the events of the Skrulls, aliens who can shape-shift and integrate into society on Earth; we first saw them in Captain Marvel.
In the comic book published in 2008, Secret Invasion saw dozens of superheroes being replaced by the Skrulls with bad intentions, unlike the Marvel Studios productions, where they are benevolent. It is unknown which parts of the overall storyline will be adapted to the future series.
Samuel L. Jackson will reprise his role as Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn as Talos. Kyle Bradstreet will be on board as showrunner and lead screenwriter. Kevin Feige will also serve as producer like all other Marvel Cinematic Universe properties. The information was confirmed to the publication Variety by sources close to the studio.
In addition to Emily Clarke, the Hollywood Reporter published that Olivia Colman, renowned actress winner of the 2019 Best Actress Oscar for the film The Favourite is also joining the Marvel series. Colman is probably best known for her role as Elizabeth II in the Netflix series The Crown.
It is possible that the events at the end of WandaVision (Scarlet Witch and Vision) will connect directly to this new series. During one of the last scenes, we can see Monica Rambeau meet a Skrull, who tells her that someone upstairs (Nick Fury) wants to talk to her. The reference is to the space base she is building, known as S.W.O.R.R.D.
Emilia Clarke has been nominated four times for Emmy Awards for her work on Game of Thrones, where she played Daenerys Targaryen from 2011 to 2019. She also acts in films such as Last Christmas, Terminator Genesis and Me Before You.