As soon as our first look at Secret Invasion was released, fans started to compare the Disney+ series to 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Now, director Ali Selim and producer Jonathan Schwartz have both confirmed that there are a lot of similarities between both MCU projects. However, that means putting superpowers to one side for a character-driven espionage thriller.
"The first conversations I had [with Marvel] were, 'Nobody flies in the air in the show,'" Selim tells Total Film. "I realized, 'Yeah, they're doing something very different, and that's exciting.'"
Schwartz adds, "The Winter Soldier certainly gave us a lot of confidence that we could tell a story in that space that felt more like a paranoid thriller. Secret Invasion takes that a step further, and you really get to dig into Nick [Fury]. It becomes much more character-focused in a way that I really love."
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In Secret Invasion, set in the present-day MCU, Nick Fury learns of a clandestine invasion of Earth by a faction of shapeshifting Skrulls. Fury joins his allies, including Everett Ross, Maria Hill and the Skrull Talos, who has made a life for himself on Earth. Together they race against time to thwart an imminent Skrull invasion and save humanity.
The show stars Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Cobie Smulders, Martin Freeman, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Charlayne Woodard, Killian Scott, Samuel Adewunmi, Dermot Mulroney, Christopher McDonald, Katie Finneran, with Emilia Clarke and Olivia Colman, and Don Cheadle.
Secret Invasion arrives on Disney+ on June 21!