Marvel’s ‘Secret Invasion’ Premiere Sets Stage for Darker MCU Thriller
Marvel’s Secret Invasion premiered at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles on June 13, 2023, with the first two episodes being shown. Episode 1 has a reported runtime of 52 minutes and 44 seconds, while Episode 2 is stated to be 55 minutes and 28 seconds long. According to reports, The first two episodes of Secret Invasion set the stage for a nerve-inducing and gritty thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat. This darker side of the MCU is just as enjoyable as the rest, as proven by its gripping narrative as well as some truly bold directions for the show. This darker side of the MCU is just as enjoyable as the rest, as proven by its gripping narrative as well as some truly bold directions for the show.
According to Twitter user @BrandonDavisBD, “Secret Invasion is definitely Marvel’s most mature title for Disney+ yet. The language and writing know the audience has grown up, and flashes of violence keep it feeling realistic while emphasizing the stakes. The Skrull invasion feels grounded and tense. I’m digging it.“
According to @PickYourBrian, “Secret Invasion is an international spy thriller and one of Marvel’s boldest and heaviest stories to date. Some will probably even call it the MCU’s ‘Andor.’ The ensemble cast is stellar, and Sam Jackson gets to do vintage Sam Jackson things. I’m intrigued and eager to see more.“
According to @ReillyBJohnson, “Secret Invasion Episodes 1 and 2 are the gritty conspiracy thriller I hoped for. It’s slower-paced than some may like, but it made some bold choices that many won’t expect and added even more depth to Nick Fury. This is the type of project I’ve wanted from Marvel for a while. 8/10!“
According to @DempseyPillot, “Marvel’s Secret Invasion brilliantly gives fans a glimpse at what Earth is like when its mighty heroes aren’t around. A bit slow at first, it’s nothing short of a top-tier MCU. Nick Fury and Company are great, but the paranoia is greater. Imagine John Carpenter’s The Thing x 10.“
According to @hollywoodhandle, “Secret Invasion it’s different from everything we saw before in an MCU show. It’s a more deep, slow-paced, grounded, twisted story that has a big potential to become one of Marvel’s best series, and I can’t wait to see what’s to come next.“
According to the Disney+ logline, in Secret Invasion, set in the present-day MCU, 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 have made a life for himself on Earth. Together, they race against time to thwart an imminent Skrull invasion and save humanity.
The series consists of six episodes in total and will premiere its first episode on June 21, 2023, on Disney+. New episodes will be released every Wednesday.