Secret Invasion Director Talks Making an Ending With ‘Guts’


The following contains major spoilers for the series finale of Secret Invasion, “Home,” now streaming on Disney+.

Secret Invasion director Ali Selim discussed his choice to end the Disney+ and Marvel Studios limited series on a somewhat bleak note.
Selim was asked about the decision to make the final part of Secret Invasion’s closing chapter — wherein President Ritson declares war on the Skrulls — a dark one while speaking to Entertainment Weekly. “Well, I think that Ritson could say, ‘The Skrulls are welcome here,’ which is a great message, but not great drama,” he replied. “Nick Fury has to have some opposition as we leave the series. Even though he’s come to terms with it, I don’t know that it’s realistic to think that everybody has come to terms with it. I think it’s important to show that a sense of other can create a sense of conflict.”
Selim concluded that the choice was whether to give the show a “Pollyanna ending” or make one that had “some real guts to it,” the latter of which was the one picked. “The idea is that this battle could go on,” remarked Selim. “But Sonya [Falsworth] and G’iah reconcile at the end, and maybe they’re going to fix it. Maybe these two strong, beautiful women are going to come in and fix it.”

Secret Invasion May Not Have Needed a Post-Credits Sequence

Prior to the interview, Selim had talked about why Secret Invasion had no post-credits scenes, saying that it was “a good question for Kevin Feige and the MCU at large,” and that he doesn’t know what Marvel is using the series to launch. “I do know what they’re wrapping up, which is Nick Fury’s internal struggle with aging and with his sense of purpose and his sense of ‘other,’ which I think gets wrapped up really well,” he added. “And there’s not much else to say about that, so I don’t know that a post-credits sequence would help.”
That said, a recent rumor claims that Captain America: Brave New World won’t continue Secret Invasion’s story, though The Marvels and Armor Wars will. On the topic of the connection between Secret Invasion and The Marvels, the former’s leading man Samuel L. Jackson commented, “This series has to happen so that The Marvels can happen. All these things are connected in an interesting sort of way.”
As for a possible second season of Secret Invasion, Selim remarked that has no knowledge regarding ideas for such a project, going on to further note that he has no plans for working on future Marvel Cinematic Universe projects.
All six episodes of Secret Invasion are now streaming on Disney+.
Source: Entertainment Weekly

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