Marvel Studios’ new spy thriller collection, Secret Invasion, has simply hit Disney+. Now that Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) has lastly returned to Earth, he and his allies should cease a gaggle of shape-shifting Skrulls from terrorizing the globe.
Given the character of this collection, there are already many surprises after only one episode which have left audiences with questions. Who killed [REDACTED]? And why? And simply what’s Talos as much as? DT asks the laborious questions and supplies some quasi-answers to the various mysteries the primary episode of Secret Invasion units up.
Observe: This text options main plot spoilers for Secret Invasion.
How was Soren killed?
When Fury reunites together with his Skrull buddy, Talos (Ben Mendelsohn), the latter reveals that his spouse, Soren, died whereas he was away. Later, Talos reveals to his daughter, G’iah (Emilia Clarke), that her chief, Gravik (Kingsley Ben-Adir), is chargeable for her dying. Audiences final noticed Soren impersonating Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) and serving to Talos and Peter Parker defeat Mysterio and his illusory Elementals in Spider-Man: Far From Dwelling.
At this level, the main points surrounding Soren’s dying are fairly obscure. Hopefully, the present will elaborate on the circumstances of her demise later within the collection, ideally with a flashback. It isn’t an excellent search for this collection to kill Soren off-screen, particularly if her remaining scene is within the post-credits of Far From Dwelling.
Did G’iah set Talos up?
After Talos tells G’iah that Gravik killed her mom, the insurgent Skrull tells her father concerning the bombs Gravik and his crew will place in Vossoyedineniye Sq.. Although she claims the bomb luggage will likely be marked with infrared paint, Hill discovers that the baggage are decoys, permitting the Skrulls to succeed with their terrorist assault. This raises the query of whether or not or not G’iah set her father up by pretending to modify sides or if Gravik knew of G’iah’s betrayal and had switched out the bombs forward of time.
Is Maria actually useless?
In a surprising twist, the primary episode ends with Maria Hill getting gunned down by Gravik disguised as Fury after the evil Skrull bombs the Unity Day celebration. Hill bleeds out in the actual Fury’s arms, however the latter is compelled to go away his trustworthy companion behind as he pursues Gravik, making for a shocking destiny for such an underrated character.
Although it seems to be like Maria met her demise with the episode’s remaining shot, one can’t assist however marvel if she is gone. Loss of life may be very a lot a revolving door within the superhero style, as loads of heroes and villains appear to die, solely to return very often. Even Fury faked his dying after getting shot in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, so audiences should wait and see if Maria is a 100% useless.
What’s up with that intro?
Following the present’s premiere, Marvel Studios has come below fireplace for utilizing AI-generated imagery in its opening credit sequence. The present’s director, Ali Selim, claimed to Polygon that the utilization of AI suits the present’s themes. “After we reached out to the AI distributors, that was a part of it — it simply got here proper out of the shape-shifting, Cranium world id, you recognize? Who did this? Who is that this?” stated Salim.
Regardless of this comprehensible artistic selection, Salim’s determination got here at a horrible time. Marvel Studios has been criticized for overworking and underpaying its VFX artists, and resorting to AI as these artists struggle for his or her rights solely provides insult to harm. On high of that, Hollywood creatives have been protesting the rising use of AI within the Author’s Guild of America strike. How for much longer earlier than this sort of AI utilization forces disgruntled artists to additionally go on strike?
Secret Invasion is now streaming on Disney+.