Secret Invasion star Emilia Clarke shared her excitement and reasoning behind joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
It feels like every star will eventually be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe at some point, given its continued expansion and massive success. Now that Game of Thrones has ended, Marvel has added some of the show’s biggest stars like Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, and most recently, Emilia Clarke. While talking with ComicBook.com, Clarke opened up about joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe with her involvement in Secret Invasion:
“I just think what they’re doing right now is so exciting and so cool, and so on the cutting edge of it. I feel like they’re like the Apple of this world… To be part of that family feels like, ‘Oh my god, I’m in the cool kid crowd. That’s so cool.’ Honestly speaking, the people that are making this are what pushed me over the line to really wanting to do it. I just think that everyone’s heart and heads are in the right place with this one.”
Emilia Clarke is no stranger to fantastical worlds having starred in Game of Thrones and Star Wars, but this will mark her first comic book project and she talked candidly about her history with the medium:
“I grew up reading fantasy fiction, so I know that’s not the same as the actual comic book itself, but that was where my imagination lived. And so, then reading about superheroes for the first time, I’m pretty sure it was Superman that was my first ever. And Spider-Man, I kind of thought he was pretty cool. Spider-Man was the first origin story that I remember as a child reading and being like, ‘Oh wow, this is more than what’s on the page. This is a bigger world,’ and then being allowed into that.”
Later on in the interview, the Secret Invasion star also touched on how Hollywood landscape has changed with the popularity of comic book movies:
“My true understanding of the scope of this world happened when I started doing comic cons. That’s when I was like, ‘Oh, my God, where have you all been? This is madness.’ There’s so much. There’s so much there. And then obviously, now the rise of the blockbuster movie, specifically only being comics. That’s what the entire space encompasses. No longer have you got the blockbuster movie with all of the movie stars in it. You now have the movie star as the IP. The movie star is the thing.”
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Here is the official synopsis for Marvel Studios’ next series coming to Disney Plus, Loki:
“Picking up immediately after Loki steals the Tesseract (again), he finds himself called before the Time Variance Authority, a bureaucratic organization that exists outside of time and space, forced to answer for his crimes against the timeline and given a choice: face deletion from reality or assist in catching an even greater threat.”
Directed by Kate Herron with Michael Waldron serving as head writer, Loki stars Tom Hiddleston, Sophia Di Martino, Owen Wilson, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
Loki will premiere exclusively on Disney Plus starting June 9. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding Secret Invasion, Samuel L Jackson, and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe projects coming to Disney Plus and theaters. Also, make sure you subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more exclusive video content in the future!