Marvel’s Secret Invasion: Christopher McDonald Joins Star-Studded Cast

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Marvel's Secret Invasion Cast

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Upcoming Disney+ Marvel show Secret Invasion continues to stack its already star-studded cast.

The latest actor to join the Secret Invasion cast is Christopher McDonald. The veteran actor is best known for his roles in Happy Gilmore, Requiem for a Dream, and Thelma & Louise. Deadline doesn’t have specifics on who McDonald will play, but say it’s “a newly created character that could cross over to the larger MCU, including appearing in movies and other Disney+ limited series.”

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The upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe series, which was first announced in September and confirmed to be an adaptation of the comic storyline in December, will see Samuel L. Jackson reprising his role of former S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury alongside Ben Mendelsohn as Talos, a pseudo-leader of the Skrulls. Jackson as Fury has been a mainstay of the MCU and a source of connective tissue between many of the films. Mendelsohn is reprising his role from Captain Marvel as well as Spider-Man: Far From Home‘s post-credits scene, in which he was revealed to be impersonating Fury throughout the film.

The Secret Invasion cast is also set to include Kingsley Ben-Adir (One Night in Miami), who will play the series’ main villain, Olivia Colman (The Crown), and former Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke. Not much about the plot is officially known, as Marvel has been keeping things under tight security for what could be one of its biggest projects ever. 

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The series will be helmed by Let Him Go director Thomas Bezucha and Ali Selim (The Looming Tower). They’ll be joined by executive producer Kyle Bradstreet (Mr. Robot) on the project, which is said to be shooting in Europe later this year.