The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) series Secret Invasion has reportedly been moved from May to June. No reason has been given, and there has been no official announcement. Since the beginning of the year, Marvel’s release schedule has dramatically changed.
Since Disney’s leadership is changing and the company’s original programming, especially in the Marvel and Star Wars franchises, constantly evolves, several delays and possible cancellations have occurred in the last year. One of the MCU’s casualties is the upcoming limited series Secret Invasion, which is supposed to have six episodes and is part of Marvel’s Phase Five, but has been pushed back a few times since its original release date. A Marvel insider named KC Walsh said on Twitter that the series would come out in June 2023 instead of May 2023. There is some hope that the date will not change again.
Marvel hasn’t made the date change official yet, but multiple insiders have confirmed the news. Walsh’s tweets show a series of texts from an unknown sender. In their posts, they also made guesses about when Loki Season 2 will come out, which fans also think will be delayed. Secret Invasion has become very controversial because the MCU release dates keep changing. This makes fans nervous about the future of the franchise.
The show will focus on Nick Fury, played by Samuel L. Jackson, as he looks into the Skrulls, a race of shape-shifting aliens who have infiltrated Earth in almost every way. Fans of the MCU have been waiting a long time for Secret Invasion. The last time we saw Nick Fury was in a post-credits scene of 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, where he was on vacation in space, and a Skrull took his place on Earth. Fans love the Secret Invasion comic book storyline, and many of its parts have already been added to the MCU in movies like Captain Marvel, and Disney+ shows like WandaVision.
Executives from the MCU have yet to say why the release dates for Secret Invasion, Loki Season 2, and other projects have changed. Still, it could be due to a reorganization of the company, more CGI work, or an internal shift after Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Mania didn’t do well at the box office. Online sources close to KC Walsh have said that Blade, What If…?, and The Marvels have all been delayed a lot because of internal metrics as Marvel executives try to cut back on their overall output.
When the MCU finally gets everything in order, Marvel fans will be in for a real treat with Secret Invasion. It will likely be one of the most significant crossover events in the connected film universe, with Nick Fury going to many different Marvel properties to find Skrull agents. IMDb’s list of cast members shows that the limited series will feature many big names from the MCU, like Cobie Smulders, Don Cheadle, and Martin Freeman, and newcomers to the MCU, like Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones.