Remember when we used to joke about Marvel’s ability to attract these amazing A-list actors? Glenn Close in Guardians of the Galaxy??? Robert Redford in The Winter Soldier??? Now it’s just commonplace, so that news of Oscar winner Olivia Colman joining the cast of Marvel’s Secret Invasion series isn’t a shock. It’s just amazing God damn news.
THR reports Colman is in talks to join Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, and Kingsley Ben-Adir in Secret Invasion on Disney+. That’s the show which will have Nick Fury and Talos weeding out a group of shapeshifting Skrulls who have infiltrated the superhero ranks and the U.S. government.
Who would Colman be playing? Of course, we have no idea. Is it too much for me to hope she’s playing a version of Veranke, empress of the Skrull Empire?
Colman is one of the most accomplished actors around, known for her Oscar-winning performance in The Favourite and her work on The Crown. She’s currently up for yet another Oscar for her supporting role in The Father. Not that Marvel needs it, but Colman’s presence brings so much cred it’s ridiculous.
Secret Invasion is expected to arrive next year on Disney+.