‘Secret Invasion’ Features A Surprising ‘Black Widow’ Connection

A shocking return!

Black Widow scarlett johansson Nick Fury Samuel L Jackson Secret Invasion

So far, Secret Invasion has mostly stuck to itself, lacking any real connection to the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, this latest episode features a surprising connection to Black Widow that many fans may miss.

Readers beware! The following article contains spoilers for Secret Invasion. Continue at your own risk!

The latest episode of Secret Invasion turns Nick Fury into the most wanted man alive after James “Rhodey” Rhodes releases a video making it look like he killed Cobie Smulders’ Maria Hill. When boarding a flight to enact his final plan against Gravik, he’s greeted by a familiar face: O-T Fagbenle, who played Rick Mason in Black Widow.

Most people likely didn’t even catch this cameo given O-T Fagbenle wasn’t even a large part of Black Widow. However, for those MCU fans craving more references to the broader MCU in Secret Invasion, the moment serves as a nice surprise without pumping the story dead in its tracks. It’s unclear if the ending of Secret Invasion is going to set Nick Fury up for his time in The Marvels or will simply wrap up the Gravik storyline, but either way, it seems as though there’s one wild ride left.

How Marvel is adapting 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.

Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content.