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Samuel L. Jackson Confirms Don Cheadle for Marvel’s ‘Secret Invasion’ Series

Marvel’s upcoming “Secret Invasion” Disney+ series is currently filming.  The show’s cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, Emilia Clarke, Ben Mendelsohn, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Olivia Colman, Christopher McDonald and Killian Scott.  It was also recently reported that Cobie Smulders will return as ex-SHIELD agent Maria Hill in the new series.

Jackson, who portrays Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, recently revealed an additional cast member joining the series. During a recent interview with Happy, Sad, Confused Podcast, Jackson said that Don Cheadle was in the series.  Cheadle plays the character of James Rhodes/ War Machine in the MCU.  He’s appeared in several Marvel projects over the years with the most recent being the Disney+ series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.  The character is also set to return in an upcoming Marvel series for Disney+ titled Armor Wars. You can see what Jackson said below:

“C’mon man, you walk on the set, Emilia’s amazing… Ben Mendelsohn, he’s awesome. Don, Don Cheadle.  We’ve never worked together. We just kinda know each other, hang out and laugh… but we’d never worked together and we finally got to work together.”

During a recent on-stage presentation titled, “Samuel L. Jackson In Conversation With Josh Horowitz” in New York City, Jackson also accidentally let slip that Martin Freeman is part of “Secret Invasion’s” cast.  Freeman’s character Everett Ross is a CIA agent in the MCU and made his debut in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War.  He later appeared in 2018’s Black Panther and has been confirmed to return in the upcoming sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Marvel’s “Secret Invasion” stars Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn as the Skrull Talos—characters who first met in Captain Marvel. The crossover comic event series showcases a faction of shape-shifting Skrulls who have been infiltrating Earth for years.

Kyle Bradstreet (Mr. Robot), will act as head writer and executive producer of the show.  Thomas Bezucha and Ali Selim have signed on to direct.

“Secret Invasion” will reportedly be a six-episode event miniseries.  A Disney+ premiere date has not been announced yet.

Source:  Happy, Sad, Confused Podcast, ComicBook.com

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