Zimbabwe-born Regé-Jean Page Bags Another International Role, Joins Samuel L. Jackson In New Marvel Series “Secret Invasion”
Zimbabwe-born actor Regé-Jean Page is joining Samuel L. Jackson as part of a star-studded cast of the latest Marvel series Secret Invasion.
Page had initially been announced as part of the cast of the new series at the Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con on 23 July 2022. It was reported that Don Cheadle would be reprising his role as War Machine in the series and that Regé-Jean Page would also be part of the cast.
After the event, Marvel sent out an email saying that Regé-Jean Page’s inclusion was a mistake. However, this appears to be a marketing gimmick by Marvel Studios as Regé-Jean Page is part of the cast, as seen in the Secret Invasion trailer.
The trailer reveals that Regé-Jean Page plays a Skrull, making him one of the villains. The Skrulls were first introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in the 2019 film Captain Marvel.
The Skrulls were first introduced as villains, but they were actually refugees running from the militaristic Kree alien army. At the end of Captain Marvel and in the post-credits scene of Spider-Man: Far From Home, viewers were shown how the Skrulls have kept themselves hidden in plain sight thanks to their special shapeshifting powers while working directly with Nick Fury and posing as him on Earth.
Secret Invasion is based on the Marvel comic of the same name and will see Samuel L. Jackson reprising his role as Nick Fury. Along with Jackson and Cheadle, the series will also see the return of Cobie Smulders, Martin Freeman, and Ben Mendelsohn as Agent Maria Hill, Everett K. Ross, and the Skrull Talos, respectively. The cast joining the MCU includes Kingsley Ben-Adir, Olivia Colman, and Emilia Clarke in yet-to-be-known roles.
Secret Invasion begins streaming on Disney+ sometime during Spring 2023, placing it between Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3. Filming for the series began in September 2021.