Secret Invasion: Fresh after the disappointment of Secret Invasion, Marvel Studios has revealed news that could spell trouble for two of its upcoming projects.
Lately, Marvel hasn’t been doing as well as it used to. While some of its works, like Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3 (2023) and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022), have been really liked by both audiences and critics, others have failed in every way, including Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023) and the recent Disney+ series Secret Invasion.
Actually, fans didn’t like Secret Invasion so much that its final episode, titled “Home,” has now become the lowest-rated Marvel project ever on Rotten Tomatoes, with a very low overall score of just 7%.
This series is based on the 2008 Marvel Comics story with the same name (although with less Avengers in it). It follows Nick Fury (played by Samuel L. Jackson) from the MCU as he discovers a hidden invasion of shape-shifting aliens called Skrulls and joins forces with a group of allies to save the Earth.
The series that was supposed to be an exciting and tense thriller has made fans upset, especially with the twists in the last episode that people didn’t like. In that episode (spoiler alert), Gi’ah (played by Emilia Clarke) gets all the superpowers from Marvel movies, making all the other characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe seem unimportant. The series also ends where it began, with Fury going back to space after leaving the Skrulls in an even worse situation than before. This is despite the fact that the series started with Fury feeling guilty for not helping them initially.
Even though these twists were not well-received, it looks like they’re going to have a bigger impact than we thought. Ali Selim, the director of Secret Invasion, confirmed that the series actually sets the stage for two upcoming Marvel Studios movies: The Marvels (coming out in 2023) and Armor Wars (release date not known yet).
Where Does It Fall In The MCU Timeline?
Recently, Marvel movies have been facing some difficulties. The many superhero films and fatigue from their constant presence have made it hard for fans to keep up with all the characters and storylines. It’s even tougher when there are plotlines that fans wish they could forget.
Now, there’s a new challenge for fans. To fully enjoy “The Marvels” and “Armor Wars,” they might need to watch “Secret Invasion.” This creates two potential issues. First, those who already watched “Secret Invasion” and didn’t like it might give up on the new projects. Second, not many people actually watched “Secret Invasion” in the first place. It’s one of the least-watched shows on Disney+ in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
If someone finds out they have to watch “Secret Invasion” before enjoying the two new movies, they might decide it’s not worth the effort. Because of all these reasons, the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe doesn’t seem very promising. Fans are hoping that “The Marvels” can overcome these challenges and make things better.
The Marvels” is set to be released on November 10, 2023
Mark your calendars! “The Marvels” is set to be released on November 10, 2023. The movie stars Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan (also known as Ms. Marvel), and Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau. The trio teams up to face a threat from the Kree and solve the mystery of why their powers keep causing them to switch places.
In a recent interviews, Selim explained that he was asked to prepare certain details for the upcoming projects. This includes making sure that Nick Fury is in space and that Rhodey (played by Don Cheadle) has problems with his legs for Armor Wars. It’s important to remember that all the Marvel projects are connected. One of the things that makes the Marvel Cinematic Universe interesting is that each new part adds more information to a bigger story.