Marvel’s Secret Invasion was one of the most disappointing Disney Plus projects, with the quality of the series going massively downhill up until the finale. However, new details about the show’s production reveal exactly why the Marvel Cinematic Universe project came out so troubled.
Details about the troubled production of almost every Marvel Studios Disney Plus show have been making the rounds following an article by The Hollywood Reporter revealing details fans could only speculate about. Most notably, the article explained how the set of Secret Invasion was a powder keg, stating: “It was weeks of people not getting along, and it erupted,” following several factions vying for supremacy on the project.
Kyle Bradstreet, known for his role as a writer and executive producer on the Emmy-winning Mr. Robot, was replaced after about a year of scripting for Secret Invasion. Marvel’s shift in creative direction led to the appointment of Brian Tucker, the writer behind the crime thriller Broken City. Additionally, directors Thomas Bezucha and Ali Selim joined the team.
Secret Invasion is far from the only Disney Plus project with behind-the-scenes chaos. All of this stemmed from the announcement that Marvel Studios would be entirely reworking Daredevil: Born Again due to being unhappy with the current product, shifting their strategy for series in the future. Whether this will solve these issues in future shows remains left to be seen.
How Marvel Adapted Secret Invasion
Secret Invasion is based on the comic book storyline of the same name, which was created by Brian Michael Bendis and Leinil Francis Yu. The story revolves around a group of Skrulls, an alien race that has the ability to shape-shift and take on the appearance of anyone they want. The Skrulls have infiltrated Earth’s society and are secretly replacing key figures with their own kind in order to take over the planet.
The full Secret Invasion cast also includes Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Kingsley Ben-Adir as Gravik, Emilia Clarke as G’iah, Don Cheadle as James “Rhodey” Rhodes and Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross. Olivia Colman, Dermot Mulroney, Killian Scott, Christopher McDonald, Carmen Ejogo and Charlayne Woodard are also on board in undisclosed roles.
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