‘Secret Invasion’: The Harvest & Avengers Connection Explained

A surprising connection!

Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in Secret Invasion

Gravik’s true plan in Secret Invasion is revealed in the penultimate episode of the Disney Plus series. This twist reveals, not just the secret Avengers connection to The Harvest and the Super Skrulls, but also how Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury caused all of this.

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

Secret Invasion episode 5 was chocked to the brim with surprises and heartfelt moments alike. Most importantly, it revealed Gravik’s true endgame (In more ways than one). The latest episode of the MCU Disney Plus series revealed that Gravik has been after “The Harvest”, a collection of Avengers DNA he was sent to collect by none other than Nick Fury himself, that he’ll use to transform himself into a Super Skrull.

The episode further explains that Gravik and a number of other Skrulls were sent undercover following the Battle of Earth in Avengers: Endgame to collect the blood spilled by every Avenger, including Captain Marvel, in a sample called “The Harvest”. This gave Gravik the idea of using their DNA to turn his people into Super Skrulls, thus leading to the entire plot of Secret Invasion. While many couldn’t blame Nick Fury for collecting the Avengers’ DNA, it stands as another feather in the cap of the theme that Fury’s own actions end up hurting the people around him most.

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.

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