‘Secret Invasion’: Oscar Winner Olivia Colman In Talks To Join Marvel Series

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+.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.