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Olivia Colman's Character From Marvel's Secret Invasion Series Might Have Been Revealed

According to a new Secret Invasion rumor, actor Olivia Colman will play a gender-swapped version of a well-known Marvel Comics superhero

Colman's presently undisclosed role was heavily featured in the Secret Invasion teaser, which was just shown at San Diego Comic-Con 2022. Colman can be seen speaking with Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury in the teaser, advising the MCU's resident spymaster that he may be in over his head this time. "You're in no shape for this, Fury," she tells him, at one point.


Other scenes teased in the SDCC promo footage included tense encounters between Fury and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), James "Rhodey" Rhodes (Don Cheadle), and Talos (Ben Mendelsohn), all of which contribute to the paranoid vibe of the Disney+ series.

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According to sources close to the Disney+ series, Colman will play a gender-flipped version of the Marvel character Union Jack, writes The Illuminerdi. According to the same sources, Colman's civilian identity in the show is Falsworth, which connects her to JJ Feild's iteration of Union Jack in Captain America: The First Avenger.


In the comics, James Montgomery Falsworth served with Steve Rogers throughout WWII before handing over the Union Jack to his son, Brian. If the allegations regarding Colman's position are true, it's plausible that the elder Falsworth's replacement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was his daughter instead.

In the comics, Brian Falsworth is set in the era of the 1930s as he fights Nazis alongside Steve Roger's Captain America. He takes up the Union Jack mantle and becomes an operative for the British government. Also, there's the interesting part in his story where Brian is hit by magical lightning when fighting Thor disguised as Joseph Stalin, whom Thor was tricked by Hitler into assassinating, and gains the ability to shoot electricity from his fingertips. So Brian Falsworth has an interesting history in the comics, but if Marvel does go down this route you wonder what sort of changes or what direction they might take the character. Will they venture across the pond for the first proper time and start entering the UK? Will Olivia Colman be an operative for the British government in some sort of-shoot secret UK version of SHIELD? Will she be able to shoot electricity from her fingertips? These are questions that need answering but will have to wait for Spring 2023.


Source: The Illuminerdi

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