Do you trust shapeshifting Skrulls or not? Continue reading to find out all the answers about the much-anticipated season finale of
There is no doubt that Marvel’s cinematic universe has captivated audiences’ interest worldwide with its thrilling superhero adventures and larger-than-life characters. From the iconic Iron Man to the mighty Thor, each film and new television series in the franchise brings a fresh dose of excitement with a well know “Marvel” blend of action, humor, and heartfelt storytelling. Marvel has redefined the superhero genre, leaving fans eagerly anticipating each new installment.
Whether you’re a die-hard comic book enthusiast or simply looking for an exhilarating cinematic experience, Marvel’s movies offer something new from the comics, which are so loved by fans! So, this time around when a brand new miniseries was released, which followed someone who needs no introduction! Yes, you guessed it right—it’s Nick Fury!
The curiosity of the fans was at its best when the show premiered on June 21, 2023, as they were quick to stream the episodes to know what is up with this character, which is now nearing its final episode, and the viewers who have so far enjoyed watching the show are now wondering when the series will end. So, if you want to know when the final episode will air, then you have reached the right place! Here is everything we know about the schedule for Secret Invasion’s finale episode on Disney+.
Secret Invasion Finale Episode: When will it premiere on Disney?
After weeks of being invested in the plot, the fans are more excited than ever as the end of the 6-episode run of the first season has now been confirmed to conclude next week on Wednesday, July 26, 2023. In order to avoid early spoilers, we would also like to emphasize that the title and synopsis of the final episode have not yet been revealed, given that it is always exciting to view an episode unaware of what happens next in order to appreciate it and be on the edge of your seat while the thrill continues!
Moreover, the penultimate episode also aired this week on July 19, 2023, so it makes sense why the network has not jumped forward and released any new information about the finale beforehand. These details usually get published once the episode premieres on the streaming platform at the same time slot every Wednesday at 3 AM ET/12 AM PT on Disney+ and other streaming platforms for the international audience and MCU fans to stream the episode at the same time without waiting any longer.
We would also like to highlight that the network has not released any promo for the final episode in order to avoid spoilers, so we urge the readers to check out the official teaser of the previous episodes to reflect on the story that has transpired in the previous five episodes before heading towards the final episode.
Secret Invasion: What has happened in the series so far?
The official synopsis of this miniseries created by Kyle Bradstreet series states, “In Secret Invasion, set in the present-day MCU, Fury learns of a clandestine invasion of Earth by a faction of shapeshifting Skrulls. Fury joins his allies, including Everett Ross, Maria Hill, and the Skrull Talos, who have made a life for themselves on Earth. Together, they race against time to thwart an imminent Skrull invasion and save humanity.”
It is the ninth television series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) with a total of six episodes which are produced by Marvel Studios. Moreover, it is the first series of Phase Five of the MCU, which shares continuity with the films of the franchise as it is based on the Marvel Comics storyline of the same name. In short, the show primarily focuses on Nick Fury and Talos as they uncover a conspiracy by a group of shapeshifting Skrulls to conquer Earth.
So, if you haven’t been able to stream the show, then don’t worry, especially for you we at Web News Observer have listed a quick summarized version of the official guide for the episodes which have been released so far in order to get an idea of the main plot that happened so far before the finale airs in a few days:
- Episode 1: Resurrection: Nick Fury learns about the Skrulls and their invasion.
- Episode 2: Promises: Fury grapples with the past and present.
- Episode 3: Betrayed: Fury uncovers a rebel Skrull plot.
- Episode 4: Beloved: Fury must make some hard sacrifices.
- Episode 5: Harvest: Fury gathers his allies. Gravik deals with unrest.
In the penultimate episode, the viewers got to see that, Following their failed attack on Ritson, the rebels started to lose faith in Gravik for not killing Fury and his perceived deception towards them. Beto leads a small group to mount a mutiny, but he kills them all. Meanwhile, Fury gets Ritson to a hospital and confronts Rhodes, but he reveals he leaked footage of Hill’s death, placing Fury on a global watchlist. Fury later meets with G’iah, who reveals Gravik is looking for the “Harvest.”
After exposing her boss, Derrik Weatherby, as a Skrull, Falsworth locates Dr. Rosa Dalton, a disguised Skrull, and questions her about Gravik’s DNA machine. Rhodes shows Ritson pictures of Gravik’s Russian base in New Skrullos to implicate Russia as Skrull sympathizers and advise a strike on the compound.
Later in the episode, we see Gravik calling for Fury and offering to call off the strike if he brings him the “Harvest” in person. At the same time, G’iah and Priscilla hold a funeral for Talos and fend off an attack by Gravik’s men. In Finland, Fury leads Falsworth to a grave marked with his name, which contains the Harvest,” a collection of the DNA from the superheroes who fought during the Battle of Earth. Fury grabs the Harvest and prepares to confront Gravik.
When did you know? #Rhodey
— Secret Invasion (@SecretInvasion) July 20, 2023
Secret Invasion: Who is in the cast and crew of this series?
The main cast includes Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury / Gravik, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos, Kingsley Ben-Adir as Gravik, Charlayne Woodard as Varra/Priscilla Fury, Killian Scott as Pagon, Samuel Adewunmi as Beto, Dermot Mulroney as Ritson, Richard Dormer as Prescod, Christopher McDonald as Chris Stearns / Chris Stearns Skrull, Katie Finneran as Rosa Dalton Skrull, Emilia Clarke as G’iah, Olivia Colman as Sonya Falsworth, and Don Cheadle as Raava (disguised as James Rhodes).
The recurring cast includes Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Martin Freeman as Everett Ross Skrull, and Irmena Chichikova as Kreega. The first episode reveals that Ross has been replaced by a Skrull infiltrator and also features Hill’s death. Smulders had been aware of the character’s death during her initial discussions to join the series.
For the show’s crew, Ali Selim directs the series and executive-produces, along with fellow executive producers Kevin Feige, Jonathan Schwartz, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Samuel L. Jackson, Ali Selim, Kyle Bradstreet, and Brian Tucker. Kyle Bradstreet is also the head writer, and Jennifer L. Booth, Allana Williams, and Brant Englestein serve as co-executive producers. Frank Walsh serves as production designer, while Claire Anderson serves as costume designer.
No backup. Only Fury.
— Secret Invasion (@SecretInvasion) July 21, 2023
Secret Invasion: What has the reception been so far?
The series received mixed reviews from critics. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 61%, with an average score of 6.45/10, based on 152 reviews. The site’s critic consensus states: “A well-deserved showcase for Samuel L. Jackson, Secret Invasion steadies itself after a somewhat slow start by taking the MCU in a darker, more mature direction.” Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the series a score of 63 out of 100 based on 24 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.”
The opening title sequence, which was created by Method Studios using generative artificial intelligence, prompted significant backlash online. Some commentators felt this was particularly poor timing, given the series was released during the 2023 Writers Guild of America strike, for which the use of artificial intelligence over real people was a key issue.
Method Studios issued a statement stating that none of their artists had been replaced with artificial intelligence for the sequence and that the technology, both existing and custom-built for this series, was just one tool that their team used to achieve a specific final look. The statement elaborated that many elements in the sequence were created using traditional tools and techniques, and the artificial intelligence technology was just used to add an “otherworldly and alien look,” which the creative team felt “perfectly aligned with the project’s overall theme and the desired aesthetic.”
Secret Invasion Season 2: Will there be another season or not?
Right now, we can assure the readers that no second season has been planned by the streaming platform as it has always been promoted as a mini-series, and to be honest with you, we don’t think it will happen. If the finale episode is going to follow the plotlines that have been going on, then we are certain that, as Feige previously stated, Secret Invasion would lead into Armour Wars, with Cheadle set to reprise his role as Rhodes. So, there’s no possibility of a second season. In the meantime, check out the first trailer for the series, which debuted at the 2022 D23 Expo in September 2022, below.
Moreover, all the episodes of Secret Invasion are available to binge-watch on Disney+, as it is an exclusive series created by Marvel Studios. This streaming platform offers premium, compelling drama and comedy series, feature films, groundbreaking documentaries, and kids and family entertainment and is available to watch across all your favorite screens. Hence, the series will only be available to stream exclusively on Disney+, with a selection of membership tiers from which viewers can pick according to their preferences.
Let us know in the comments if you will be streaming the Secret Invasion finale on Disney+ or not.