Recently it was revealed that Emilia Clarke was signed on to star in Secret Invasion, the Disney+ show coming from Marvel Studios. Details of Clarke’s character are a mystery for now, but the Game of Thrones and Solo actress recently spoke to ComicBook.com. Like many in the industry, Clarke is excited to be working on a Marvel project.
“I just think what they’re doing right now is so exciting and so cool, and so on the cutting edge of it. I feel like they’re like the Apple of this world,” Clarke explained. “To be part of that family feels like, ‘Oh my god, I’m in the cool kid crowd. That’s so cool.’ Honestly speaking, the people that are making this are what pushed me over the line to really wanting to do it. I just think that everyone’s heart and heads are in the right place with this one.”
Clarke as said above has already ticked many of the geek genre boxes. Clarke has starred in the biggest fantasy show to ever hit TV and also played one of the main leads in a Star Wars movie. It seems like many though, Clarke wasn’t a huge comic book fan until the MCU sort of awakened how great these stories can be to new fans.
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“I grew up reading fantasy fiction, so I know that’s not the same as the actual comic book itself, but that was where my imagination lived,” Clarke revealed. “And so, then reading about superheroes for the first time, I’m pretty sure it was Superman that was my first ever. And Spider-Man, I kind of thought he was pretty cool. Spider-Man was the first origin story that I remember as a child reading and being like, ‘Oh wow, this is more than what’s on the page. This is a bigger world,’ and then being allowed into that.”
“My true understanding of the scope of this world happened when I started doing comic cons,” Clarke continued. “That’s when I was like, ‘Oh, my God, where have you all been? This is madness.’ There’s so much. There’s so much there. And then obviously, now the rise of the blockbuster movie, specifically only being comics. That’s what the entire space encompasses. No longer have you got the blockbuster movie with all of the movie stars in it. You now have the movie star as the IP. The movie star is the thing.”
Are you excited to see who Emilia Clarke is playing in Secret Invasion? Will she be the Skrull queen antagonist, or will she be playing a heroic character in the show? Speculate below as always.