Emilia Clarke is known for her work in both the popular series Game of Thrones as well as in Disney’s Solo: A Star Wars Story”, but recently she went into detail as to why she joined Marvel’s Secret Invasion.
The new 8 part Disney+ series will se a variety of actors returning to their roles such as Nick Fury and both Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn. We don’t know a lot about the series or the release date, but the ideal of the shapeshifting Skrulls being the focus seems interesting to us.
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When asked about the series, Clarke offered some good insight into why she is joining the series:
“I just think what they’re doing right now is so exciting and so cool, and so on the cutting edge of it. I feel like they’re like the Apple of this world. To be part of that family feels like, ‘Oh my god, I’m in the cool kid crowd. That’s so cool.’ Honestly speaking, the people that are making this are what pushed me over the line to really wanting to do it. I just think that everyone’s heart and heads are in the right place with this one.”
“I grew up reading fantasy fiction, so I know that’s not the same as the actual comic book itself, but that was where my imagination lived. And so, then reading about superheroes for the first time, I’m pretty sure it was Superman that was my first ever. And Spider-Man, I kind of thought he was pretty cool. Spider-Man was the first origin story that I remember as a child reading and being like, ‘Oh wow, this is more than what’s on the page. This is a bigger world,’ and then being allowed into that.”
“My true understanding of the scope of this world happened when I started doing comic cons. That’s when I was like, ‘Oh, my God, where have you all been? This is madness.’ There’s so much. There’s so much there. And then obviously, now the rise of the blockbuster movie, specifically only being comics. That’s what the entire space encompasses. No longer have you got the blockbuster movie with all of the movie stars in it. You now have the movie star as the IP. The movie star is the thing.”
We are excited to see her in this new role.