A extremely anticipated Marvel TV present has undoubtedly been pushed again into 2023, in response to a brand new report.
Per TVLine (opens in new tab), Secret Invasion – a Marvel Disney Plus present that was presupposed to launch this yr – will not arrive on the streaming service till subsequent yr. TVLine claims that the collection, which stars Samuel L Jackson’s Nick Fury amongst others, will debut someday in 2023, that means it’s going to arrive alongside Loki season 2 and three different TV reveals subsequent yr.
Secret Invasion’s delayed launch should not come as a shock to some Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) followers. Beforehand, Jackson confirmed that he was heading again to the UK to movie reshoots for the Disney Plus collection, telling TV host Jimmy Kimmel that he’d be again in London in August.
Taking pictures pick-ups for motion pictures and TV reveals is not out of the extraordinary as of late, notably within the aftermath of the pandemic. Nevertheless, Marvel leakers, reminiscent of DanielRPK (by way of Les Dossiers Geek (opens in new tab)) and Greatphase (opens in new tab), have claimed Secret Invasion’s reshoots will type a part of a four-month lengthy shoot alongside The Marvels, certainly one of Marvel’s 2023 film choices.
So Secret Invasion will not be able to launch earlier than 2022 ends. It’s going to, although, doubtless be prepared for launch someday early subsequent yr, enabling it to kick off Marvel Studios’ 2023 slate. We have reached out to Disney for remark and can replace this text if we hear again.
Secret Invasion is certainly one of 4 Marvel TV reveals in manufacturing proper now, with the aforementioned second season of Loki additionally being filmed in London. In the meantime, principal pictures has begun on one other MCU Part 4 TV collection in Echo, whereas full manufacturing is about to start out on Ironheart’s Disney Plus present in August.
That quartet will not be the one Marvel Studios initiatives which may arrive in 2023. Three MCU motion pictures – Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and The Marvels – are set to land solely in theaters in February, Might, and July 2023 respectively. Take a look at our Marvel motion pictures so as information for extra particulars on how that trio suits into the MCU timeline.
Evaluation: why is Secret Invasion present process reshoots?
Potential spoilers – and scene descriptions of a distressing nature – for Secret Invasion comply with. Flip again now should you’re reluctant to examine each.
Unsurprisingly, Secret Invasion is present process reshoots to permit its narrative to movement seamlessly throughout (and between) episodes.
Nevertheless, there’s a much more severe cause as to why components of the MCU TV present are being reshot: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
In accordance with Marvel insider DanielRPK (as picked up by Reddit (opens in new tab)), Secret Invasion’s story presently comprises a sequence that hits a bit too near residence with real-world occasions. The scene reportedly includes an assault by some Skrulls, who’re masquerading as Russian troopers, co-ordinate a terrorist assault in Moscow’s Pink Sq., which ends up in the demise of some Ukrainian nationals.
Understandably, given occasions taking part in out in Ukraine proper now, Marvel has elected to reshoot this scene (and any of an identical nature). Clearly, that is the precise name for the studio to have made, too, in mild of the continued conflict. Marvel reduce a doubtlessly pandemic-related storyline from The Falcon and the Winter Soldier earlier than that present arrived in Might 2020 – 5 months after Covid-19 was initially found – so the studio has earlier type for rightly eradicating delicate content material from its productions.
We’re certain each MCU fan is ready to attend for Secret Invasion’s arrival if it means these scenes are dialled again, altered, or eliminated completely. Within the grand scheme of issues, delaying a Marvel TV collection is small fry in comparison with what is going on on in Ukraine.
For extra data on methods to make a donation in the direction of the worldwide Ukraine Disaster Reduction Fund, head to the mission’s official Global Giving fundraising page (opens in new tab). Alternatively, learn Global Citizen’s guide on 30 ways you can help Ukraine’s citizens (opens in new tab).