Marvel Reveals Olivia Colman’s ‘Secret Invasion’ Character Has A Captain America Connection

Olivia Colman has ties to Marvel's First Avenger.

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An official still from Marvel’s Secret Invasion released by Disney confirms the character Olivia Colman is playing and it looks like she has a connection to Captain America’s Howling Commandos.

The Howling Commandos made their MCU debut in Captain America: The First Avenger as the team Captain America led during World War II. Now it looks like Marvel are nodding to Captain America’s old team with Olivia Colman’s character in the Disney Plus series Secret Invasion.

An official still from Secret Invasion, the Samuel L. Jackson-led Disney Plus series about a Skrull invasion of Earth, reveals Olivia Colman is playing a character with a familiar name.

A Howling Commando In The Family

According to a Secret Invasion still released by Disney, Olivia Colman will be playing Special Agent Sonya Falsworth in the Disney Plus Marvel series.

The last Falsworth to appear in the MCU was James Montgomery Falsworth, a Howling Commando played by JJ Feild in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger. It appears likely that Colman could be playing a relative of Captain America’s old ally.

In the comics, James Montgomery Falsworth was active during both world wars and took up the mantle of the costumed hero Union Jack. He would later pass this mantle onto his son Brian Falsworth, before it was adopted by Joseph Chapman in the modern era.

Rumors had suggested Olivia Colman would be playing a character with ties to Union Jack in Secret Invasion. While JJ Feild’s Falsworth wasn’t shown taking up this mantle in Captain America: The First Avenger, it’s possible more of his – or his son’s – history will be revealed via Colman’s character in the Disney Plus series, possibly allowing for a Union Jack reference or appearance in flashback.

Given Joseph Chapman’s involvement in the Secret Invasion comic event as Union Jack, it is also possible he could play a role in the MCU series.

Here is the synopsis for Secret Invasion:

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

The series is created by Kyle Bradstreet and stars Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Cobie Smulders, Martin Freeman, Don Cheadle, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Olivia Colman, Emilia Clarke, Killian Scott, Christopher McDonald, and Carmen Ejogo.

Secret Invasion is set to premiere on Disney Plus in Spring 2023.  Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming series, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.