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Secret Invasion, the upcoming Marvel show featuring Nick Fury fighting against rogue Skrulls, has started filming and Samuel L. Jackson has one thing to say: "f*ck that snap."
The premise of Secret Invasion comes from the limited series of comic books which shows Skrulls subsuming the identities of superheroes like Captain America, Spider-Man, Thor and more. On the other hand, the show (which is cleverly codenamed Jambalaya) is not going to reach the same scope as the original storyline but will hone in on the "political paranoia" that a race of shapeshifters could trigger on Earth.
"That's the sort of primary focus of that and, of course, it will tie into other things and the Skrulls in ways you haven't seen before, but anything could be anything," revealed Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige in an interview with Collider, and enthused on how "lucky" Marvel is to count Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn among its stars.
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Jackson and Mendelsohn will return to reprise their roles as Nick Fury and Talos, and they will be joined by actors like Olivia Colman, Emilia Clarke, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Killian Scott and Christopher McDonald.
Filming has started in London and is expected to jet off to various cities in Europe, too, and Jackson is on set to step into the shoes of the former director of S.H.I.E.L.D. In a post to his Instagram account, the actor posed wearing a t-shirt showing his character scattering into dust, referencing the fact that Fury disappeared in Thanos' snap at the end of Avengers: Infinity War.
"Time to get back in the groove. Happy to be back on the attack!" he said, adding hashtags "#secretinvasion", "#backwithafury" and, most importantly, "#f*ckthatsnap." While WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier call the disaster the "Blip," the word "Snap" just encompasses the suddenness and tragedy of the event. A "Blip" is the noise a Blooper makes when it inks you in Mario Kart.
So, it's good news that Marvel Studios has come to its senses, though I'd like to think that Jackson's hashtag had some part in the swap.