In a recent interview with The Hollywood ReporterMarvel Cinematic Universe veteran Cobie Smulders spoke at the end of about the ultimate fate of her character, Maria Hill Secret invasion Episode 1. The series debut of Marvel Studios’ latest Disney+ series ended with the shocking death of the former SHIELD agent, killed by Kingsley Ben-Adir’s Gravik disguised as Nick Fury.
“It was a great run. What a dream job,” said Smulders. “The credits are great on paper, but … every production I’ve done has been an absolute blast with amazing people. So I really have nothing to complain about.”
Additionally, Smulders revealed that she was surprised Maria Hill’s death didn’t come to light before the Secret Invasion premiere. “There were a lot of people there, so I’m surprised no picture got leaked,” she said. “I think that’s the respect Marvel has earned over the past decade, which is, ‘Don’t spoil it for people.’ And fortunately no one did.”
What can you expect from Secret Invasion?
“Set in today’s MCU, Fury learns of a covert invasion of Earth by a faction of shapeshifting Skrulls,” reads the log line. “Fury joins his allies, including Everett Ross, Maria Hill and the Skrull Talos, who have made a life for themselves on Earth. Together, they race against time to thwart an impending Skrull invasion and save humanity.”
Secret Invasion is led by MCU star Samuel L. Jackson, who reprises his role as Nick Fury. He will team up with Captain Marvel’s Ben Mendelsohn, who returns as the Skrulls’ pseudo-leader, Talos. They are joined by MCU newcomers Kingsley Ben-Adir as antagonist Gravik, Oscar-winning actress Olivia Colman as MI6 agent Sonya Falsworth, Emilia Clarke as Talos’ now-adult daughter G’iah, Dermot Mulrone, Killian Scott, Christopher McDonald and Carmen eyogo. Also starring MCU veterans Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross and Don Cheadle as Rhodey.
Secret Invasion is based on the comic book series created by Brian Michael Bendis, Leinil Francis Yu, Mark Morales and Laura Martin and is executive produced by Kyle Bradstreet, with Let Him Go director Thomas Bezucha and Ali Selim directing.