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Exactly what Marvel does and doesn’t need us to find out about Secret Invasion is changing into very arduous to determine. Just days after Disney Plus introduced the present was premiering this June 21, only to remove that date almost immediately, a spoiler-filled Vanity Fair preview of the incoming collection has emerged which destroys a lot of the thriller that Marvel had successfully cultivated across the present to date.
As effectively as outing multiple major story points, it additionally confirms the reality behind the largest query followers had been asking: who precisely is Emilia Clarke enjoying? For an extended whereas now, it’s been extensively assumed that the Game of Thrones icon was portraying the MCU model of Abigail Brand, the commander of S.W.O.R.D. within the comics. As it seems, nonetheless, this guess was to date off the mark that it’s not even in the correct species. Clarke is really playing G’iah (pronounced “Guy-ahh”), the daughter of Talos (Ben Mendelsohn, the present’s co-lead reverse Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury).
On the face of it, this information could come as one thing of a blow to followers, then, seeing as Clarke’s casting as Brand would seemingly hold her across the MCU for an extended whereas to come back, because of the no-doubt ever-growing function S.W.O.R.D. will play in proceedings. As G’iah, an authentic character for the display screen, it’s much less clear how she may crossover from venture to venture. That mentioned, there’s a manner that comedian guide readers may nonetheless get what they need even with this stunning flip of occasions.
To clarify, we first must recap who Abigail Brand is on the web page. Recognizable for her vibrant inexperienced hair, Abigail Thanriaguiaxus (as is her actual title) is definitely half-human/half-alien. More particularly, she’s a mutant human/alien hybrid, and was raised on the planet Axus by her otherworldly father and Earthling mom. Her M-gene, inherited from her mom, provides her the facility of pyrokinesis.
So whereas G’iah and Abigail are clearly completely completely different characters, they do share one factor in frequent: their extraterrestrial origins. If G’iah in the end stays on Team Fury by the top of Secret Invasion, it’s doable she may tackle a human guise, often known as Abigail Brand, possibly even adopting inexperienced hair as a nod to her true Skrull kind. She may then develop into the MCU’s go-to agent of S.W.O.R.D., permitting Clarke to pop up wherever.
Alternatively, possibly there is no such thing as a speedy future for Abigail Brand within the MCU. Becoming that character would definitely open loads of doorways for Emilia Clarke’s future within the franchise, however as long as she has a future within the franchise interval the followers ought to be appeased.