How will Secret Invasion connect to The Marvels? We discuss a theory about how the latest Disney+ show will link up with the MCU film. There will be spoilers for the Secret Invasion.
Secret Invasion has wrapped up on Disney+ and has left the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a much more precarious state than it was before. It also showed that the tale Marvel Studios is telling with the Skrulls will go far beyond this show and lead to other projects like Armor Wars.
But Armor Wars isn’t the only place where audiences will see the fallout of Secret Invasion. The Marvels, which is scheduled to come out in November, will also deal with the cosmic consequences of Gravik’s failed revolt.
It will see Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, and Monica Rambeau team up with each other, handling the latest Kree threat and likely helping to resolve the Skrull mess on Earth.
Who is the villain in The Marvels?
The villain of The Marvels is Zawe Ashton’s Dar-Benn, an angry Kree revolutionary who calls Captain Marvel the annihilator and claims that she took everything from her. This is likely a reference to Captain Marvel destroying the Kree Supreme Intelligence in the Captain Marvel film, causing chaos among the Kree.
She wants to destroy every planet that Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, and Monica Rambeau call home in revenge for this. She wields a Cosmi-Rod, a Warhammer used by the Kree, first seen in Guardians of the Galaxy, used by Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace). She also uses a similar bangle to Kamala Khan, which suggests they’re related.
Dar-Benn somehow entangles the powers of Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, and Monica Rambeau and makes it so that whenever those powers are used, the heroes swap places.
In the comics, Dar-Benn is a man and a disenfranchised General in the Kree army. He and several other Kree soldiers staged a coup to become rulers of the Kree Empire.
How will Secret Invasion connect to The Marvels?
The end of Secret Invasion dropped the surprise reveal that the Kree are seeking to make peace with their longtime enemy, the Skrulls, which will likely give them the chance to leave Earth. The Marvels will probably pick up this thread and show audiences how the talks pan out.
These peace talks might anger Dar-Benn, as there are several Kree fanatics out there who hate the idea of peace, like Ronan in Guardians of the Galaxy.
Marvel Studios might adapt part of the comic story with Dar-Benn and have her take over the Kree government to stop these talks. Another possibility is that these talks might succeed, but Dar-Benn refuses to abide by the terms.
In The Marvels trailer, Captain Marvel says Dar-Benn wants to destroy every planet the film’s heroes call home. But they only have one home, Earth. And while Earth does get attacked in the trailers for The Marvels, Dar-Benn could also be referring to the new Skrull planet, wherever that might be.
Due to Captain Marvel’s close relationship with the Skrulls, likely she’d also call it home, thus fitting what Dar-Benn is doing.
G’iah might even show up in the film, as she is now the most powerful being in the MCU. She has the abilities of several MCU characters, including Captain Marvel.
If the Kree are attacking Earth, she’d likely want to get involved to stop that. It’s also not clear if Dar-Benn also entangles G’iah with Captain Marvel, Monica Rambeau, and Ms. Marvel, but this seems unlikely.
Will the Skrulls be in The Marvels?
While it’s not confirmed yet if the Skrulls will show up in The Marvels, given their connection to Captain Marvel, it seems very likely. Captain Marvel would likely want to know how the relocation efforts are going and how Talos is. The film will reportedly explain more about the Kree-Skrull war, the devastating conflict that caused the Skrulls to flee to Earth in the first place.
At the end of Secret Invasion, the Kree want to make peace with the Skrulls. Priscilla, Fury’s Skrull wife, goes up to S.A.B.E.R. space station with him, teasing her role in the upcoming Kree-Skrull peace talks. If those talks play out in The Marvels, audiences can expect her to show up in the film.
In the end credits scene for Spider-Man: Far From Home, audiences saw that the space station was full of Skrulls. Part of The Marvels will take place on that station; it’s almost guaranteed that there will be Skrulls involved with the story. They will likely be angry about President Ritson declaring war on aliens and nervous about these peace talks.