Marvel’s ‘Secret Invasion’ Series Finds Its Two Directors

There continues to be an effort by Marvel to take risks with their Disney+ shows, both in terms of content and in the production. Both WandaVision and Falcon and the Winter Soldier took narrative turns that broadened our view of the MCU, and we should expect the same out of Secret Invasion. According to THR, Marvel has named Thomas Bezucha and Ali Selim to direct episodes of the event series, which centers on the alien shapeshifters, the Skrulls.

Secret Invasion will reunite Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn as Talos, previously seen together in Captain Marvel and Spider-Man: Far from Home. They’ll be investigating an infiltration by the Skrulls, using their shapeshifting abilities to impersonate powerful figures, likely to include many of the heroes we’ve been following for years. Also in the cast are Olivia Colman, Emilia Clarke, Kingsley Ben-Adir, and Killian Scott.

Bezucha is probably best known for directing The Family Stone and last year’s neo-western Let Him Go with Kevin Costner. Selim directed the 2005 drama Sweet Land and episodes of Hulu series The Looming Tower. Its unclear what the episode count will be between the two filmmakers. Kyle Bradstreet (Mr. Robot) is writing and exec-producing the show, which will have ramifications for Marvel’s movies.

Secret Invasion is expected to hit Disney+ in 2022.

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