Emilia Clarke’s Secret Invasion Character Was Introduced in Captain Marvel
After months of speculation, Samuel L. Jackson confirms Emilia Clarke’s mysterious Secret Invasion character already appeared in Captain Marvel.
Emilia Clarke’s role in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe series Secret Invasion has finally been revealed… and she’s not new to the franchise.
In a feature for Vanity Fair, Samuel L. Jackson, who will once again be donning the eyepatch of Nick Fury in the show, confirmed that Clarke’s character already appeared in the 2019 film Captain Marvel. “Remember when Ben [Mendelsohn, who plays Skrull Talos] was there with his wife and daughter?” Jackson said. “She’s the little Skrull girl grown up. She’s his daughter.” Named G’iah, the young Skrull is described as a radical with differing ideals from her father regarding how the alien species should approach living on Earth.
When asked about how her character fits into the over-arching plot of Secret Invasion, Clarke acknowledged that G’iah’s relationship with Talos will be both strained and a point of focus. “She’s a refugee kid who’s had Talos for a dad, you know what I mean?” the actor explained. “Maybe the fact that we didn’t know he had a kid up until this point tells you everything you need to know about their relationship.”
G’iah or Abigail Brand?The identity of Clarke’s character has widely been debated amongst MCU enthusiasts after several reports emerged claiming her to be Abigail Brand, the leader of the Sentient World Observation and Response Division, otherwise known as S.W.O.R.D. Based on a description of an official GIF released to coincide with Secret Invasion’s first teaser trailer, many now believe Abigail Brand and G’iah to be one and the same. Given the series’ premise of the shape-shifting Skrulls quietly taking on the identities and replacing powerful figures around Earth, some fans suspect G’iah is simply masquerading as the leader of S.W.O.R.D. to better conduct her plans.
As for joining the MCU, Clarke hasn’t held back regarding her enthusiasm for the world of superheroes. “It’s like everyone at Marvel knows how to unlock the Rubik’s cube, and you couldn’t even possibly — I can’t do a Rubik’s Cube to save my damn life,” Clarke said. “I hope a lot of people can’t also. It’s like they have some secret thing, and it just works.”
Secret Invasion will premiere exclusively on Disney+. Marvel Studios has yet to confirm a release date.