by @holocronJosh for @mar_tesseract
Kingsley Ben-Adir has been cast in the upcoming Marvel Studios Disney+ series ‘Secret Invasion’, according to Deadline. Ben-Adir is expected to play the villain of the show. Ben-Adir is perhaps best known for his role as Malcolm X in One Night in Miami, an awards contender this year.
Ben-Adir joins the cast that also included Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn. Jackson will be reprising his role as Nick Fury, the character he’s played since Iron Man in 2008. Mendelsohn returns as Skrull leader Talos, who was first seen in Captain Marvel.
Secret Invasion appears to be an adaptation of the comic book storyline of the same name, in which the Skrulls, who are villainous in the source material but well intentioned in the films as Captain Marvel unexpectedly revealed, secretly infiltrate Earth and adopt the identities of many of our heroes. The Disney+ series is scheduled to begin filming later this year.
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