MCU: How ‘Secret Invasion’ Sets up ‘The Marvels’


We know that all of the different events in the MCU are connected to one another in one form or another. Of course, because ‘Secret Invasion’ takes place before ‘The Marvels’ and also features Nick Fury, who will be making a return in the Captain Marvel-led movie, it goes without saying that these two storylines are connected to one another. And that means that the events of ‘Secret Invasion’ kind of affect the events of ‘The Marvels’ as well.

But the thing that needs to be considered here is that both of these storylines were meant to stand on their own so that those who may want to watch ‘The Marvels’ don’t have to go through the entire storyline of ‘Secret Invasion.’ Still, we think that certain events in ‘Secret Invasion’ help set up the events of ‘The Marvels.’ And that’s what we are here to look at.

Nick Fury returns to S.A.B.E.R.

One of the things that we saw during the finale of ‘Secret Invasion’ was that the world wasn’t exactly left better than it was before Gravik started his plot to take over the entire planet. We did see G’iah defeating Gravik after both obtained the powers of the Avengers and several other characters. Meanwhile, Nick Fury successfully prevented fake Rhodey from convincing President Ritson to go to war with Russia and start World War III.


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But while the Skrulls were unsuccessful, things may have turned out to be worse. That’s because Ritson decided to unilaterally announce to the entire world the existence of the Skrulls after he was nearly manipulated into starting World War III. He decided to wage war on the Skrulls after announcing that he would pressure Congress into proclaiming that all Skrulls were active combatants that needed to be eradicated from the face of the planet.

To that end, the Skrulls were in trouble, and that left MI6 director Sonya Falsworth to recruit G’iah as the leader of the Skrulls because she was planning on forming an alliance with the Skrulls that were hiding in different parts all over the world. And the Skrulls needed G’iah more than ever because of the effects of Ritson’s unilateral war against them.

Nick Fury called Ritson to tell him that he made a dumb move in waging war against the Skrulls instead of trying to talk things out with them. After all, it was the fact that the Kree waged war on the Skrulls that led Talos and the other Skrulls to go to Earth during the events of ‘Captain Marvel.’ So, in that regard, it had become a vicious cycle because Ritson’s war on the Skrulls led to vigilantism on the part of regular people who took it upon themselves to kill other people they had reasons to believe were Skrulls.

In fact, Fury called this move a one-term move because he thought Ritson wouldn’t get re-elected after making such a bad decision concerning the Skrulls. This could lead to Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross becoming the next President of the United States by the time ‘Thunderbolts’ is released. Of course, Fury didn’t even try to stay on Earth to fix the mess that Ritson started.

That’s because he had to return to space, where the S.A.B.E.R. headquarters was based. He only returned to Earth to deal with the Skrull problem because he thought this was a personal matter he needed to resolve on his own. But his job was to serve as the director of S.A.B.E.R. because there were still intergalactic threats that he needed to keep an eye on so that the entire Thanos fiasco wouldn’t see a repeat.

But before Nick Fury went to space, his wife, Varra, decided to give their relationship another chance because she truly loved him. On his part, Fury truly loved Varra for who she was as well. And the most important part was that he recruited Varra to join him in space for an important matter involving the Skrulls and the Kree.


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So, if we look at it, there are still many unresolved issues left untouched by the finale of ‘Secret Invasion.’ It was always believed that ‘Secret Invasion’ would never have a second season. But it looks like there is enough material for a spin-off series in the future. And of course, some of the unresolved issues mind find themselves getting solved in the upcoming events of ‘The Marvels,’ which will also feature Nick Fury in an important role due to his friendship with Carol Danvers.

The peace talks between the Skrulls and the Kree

The reason why Nick Fury needed to return to S.A.B.E.R. with his wife was the fact that there were matters that he needed to attend to. He told Varra that he had learned that the Kree Empire was now willing to enter peace talks with the Skrulls. Of course, we don’t know what happened in the 30 years since Carol Danvers left Earth to deal with the Supreme Intelligence of the Kree Empire. But the fact that the Kree are now willing to talk to the Skrulls is a huge development.

Of course, Danvers is set to return in the upcoming ‘The Marvels’ movie, featuring Monica Rambeau and Kamala Khan in starring roles. Based on what we know about the movie, the Kree Empire will be heavily involved, especially because Danvers probably hasn’t fixed things about what the Kree have been doing in different parts of the universe.

So, with that, we don’t know how the peace talks between the Skrulls and the Kree will be tackled in ‘The Marvels.’ But Fury brought his wife along with him to S.A.B.E.R. as an ambassador for the Skrulls should be one of the things to look out for in the upcoming ‘The Marvels’ film. As such, the peace talks might be a subplot in the movie, as this would open up the opportunity for the Skrulls on Earth to finally leave the planet without fearing the Kree Empire. 

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