A Pivotal ‘Captain Marvel’ Character Gets a New Face in ‘Secret Invasion’.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is a colossal world full of captivating characters and enthralling narratives, but even this well-oiled machine isn’t immune to changes.
Recently, fans noticed a pretty big shake-up: an actress from “Captain Marvel” (2018) didn’t return to her role in “Secret Invasion”.
In the original “Captain Marvel” film, Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers (a.k.a. Captain Marvel) worked closely with Samuel L. Jackson’s character, Nick Fury, to aid the Skrulls.
After defeating the Kree and promising to find the Skrulls a home, Captain Marvel left to save other civilizations across the galaxy.
Unfortunately, the promise remained unfulfilled, leaving the Skrulls to do the heavy lifting without a secure place to call home. Some have had enough and began a slow invasion of Earth.
Nick Fury is now left to manage the fallout of this broken promise and stop the Skrulls. However, unlike previous battles involving the Avengers, Fury has to go it alone. Don Cheadle’s War Machine has made it clear that Fury is now a wanted man, further complicating the situation.
Interestingly, “Secret Invasion” also brings a recasting for a pivotal character from “Captain Marvel” – Soren, the Skrull married to Talos. Initially played by Sharon Blynn (who also appeared in “Spider-Man: Far From Home” (2019)), Soren was curiously killed off-screen in “Secret Invasion”.
Still, she shows up in the series, portrayed by Kate Braithwaite as the Skrull and Charlotte Baker as the human disguise. This shift is peculiar, especially considering Soren’s death has significant implications for Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) and G’iah (Emilia Clarke).
There’s no concrete reason why Blynn didn’t reprise her role, and speculation leads us to think that scheduling conflicts may have been a factor. In her place, Marvel recruited others to fill the role.
Post “Secret Invasion”, it’s unclear what the future holds for the Skrulls. Given that over a million Skrulls are now living on Earth, it’s improbable they’ll vanish. If the MCU continues with Skrull-related storylines, Soren may appear in further flashbacks, which makes this recasting even more perplexing.
While changes are par for the course in the cinematic universe, recasting such a significant character was certainly unexpected. Yet, this is the MCU, where the only certainty is a surprise.
We look forward to seeing where the “Secret Invasion” storyline will lead us, recasting and all.