Olivia Colman ‘is in talks to make her Marvel debut in the series Secret Invasion opposite Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury’
Olivia Colman is reportedly in talks to star in the Marvel series Secret Invasion.
The Oscar winner, 47, could allegedly appear opposite Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in the show which will act as a direct sequel to the 2019 film Captain Marvel.
It’s thought that the series, the latest in Marvel’s hugely successful run of shows, will begin filming in UK and Europe this autumn.
New role? Olivia Colman is reportedly in talks to make her Marvel debut in the upcoming series Secret Invasion (pictured in February)
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will use Captain Marvel as a launch pad and focus on the agent Fury and a Skrull shapeshifter, played by Ben Mendelsohn.
Little is known about the plot of the series, the surprise arrival of Skrulls on Earth is thought to play into the show.
It’s been reported that directors are already being lined up, and Kyle Bradstreet, who helmed the acclaimed Mr Robot, will act as writer and executive producer.
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Olivia Colman and Marvel for comment.
Coming soon? The Oscar winner is allegedly set to appear opposite Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in the show which will act as a direct sequel to the 2019 film Captain Marvel
Samuel has played Nick Fury in a slew of films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and most recently appeared in Avengers: Endgame and Spiderman: Far From Home in 2019.
The latter film ended with the explosive twist that the Fury viewers knew was actually a Scrull, and with the real Agent in command of the alien race’s spaceship.
Olivia won her first Academy Award in 2019 for her role in The Favourite, and has also been lauded for her performance as Queen Elizabeth II in series three and four of The Crown.
Praised: Olivia has earned much critical acclaim for her roles in recent years, and received a Golden Globe last year for her role in The Crown
The reports come just days before the 2021 Oscars, where Olivia is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Father.
Currently the star is in the midst of filming the Sky drama Landscapers, where she plays the killer Susan Edwards.
Olivia will appear opposite Harry Potter actor David Thewlis in the drama as the murderous couple Susan and Christopher Edwards.
The pair were jailed for life after shooting Susan’s parents in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, in 1998 and burying them in the garden, where they lay undiscovered for 15 years.
After landing the role Olivia said: ‘I love Ed’s scripts… just as well as he cooks many of my meals. It’s rare to be desperate to play a part on the first reading of a script, but that was the case here.’
Screen star: Meanwhile Samuel has been a veteran of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since its inception in 2008, and most recently appeared in Spiderman: Far From Home in 2019