Marvel Studios is known for making a variety of superhero movies and shows in different genres. In 2022 alone Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness brought horror, Mrs. Marvel grew up, and both Thor: Love & Thunder and She-Hulk: Lawyer are both tried and true comedies.
Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will bring just as much variety in genre. Starting with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania in theaters and Secret Invasion on Disney+.
Samuel L. Jackson returns as Nick Fury for Secret invasion. Fury is a linchpin of the Infinity Saga with appearances in various projects spanning a variety of subgenres. He returns to direct his own series, reviving one of the most prolific branches of the MCU.
Winter Soldier Vibes in Secret Invasion
As Phase 5’s first streaming series, Disney+ aims to set the tone for Secret Invasion early. Officially classifying the show as a “Spy/espionage, superhero, action adventure”.
Both “Superhero” and “Action Adventure” are qualifications associated with every Marvel Studios series on Disney+. But each show has its own unique genre tag to define what they bring to the MCU’s ever-expanding tapestry.
- She-Hulk: Science Fiction, Comedy
- Mrs. Marvel: Coming of Age, Comedy
- Moon Knight: Fantasy
- Hawk: Action-Adventure, Buddy
- What if…?: Science fiction, anthology, animation
- loki: Science Fiction, Fantasy
- WandaVision: Romance, Drama, Science Fiction, Fantasy
The name is Fury, Nick Fury
Secret Invasion is not the first time that the “Spy/Espionage” genre has been present in the MCU. Nick Fury was even a big player in the first “Spy/Espionage” project in this universe, Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
winter soldier has been praised for its ability to play a spy movie as well as a superhero movie.
Secret Invasion is set to bring back that same energy with a story that is meant to make audiences constantly wonder who they can trust. A plot point driven home by Sam Jackson’s character the whole time Captain America continuation. Expect more of the same from SHIELD’s former director in this series that is sure to reset the MCU’s stakes.
Anyone can be on the wrong side of the approaching conflict anytime, anywhere. Secret Invasion debuts on Disney+ Spring 2023.