Spoilers forward for Secret Invasion’s season finale.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is an enormous place, because of new content material coming within the type of motion pictures and reveals on Disney+. The most recent of those live-action TV initiatives got here within the type of Secret Invasion, starring Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. The six-episode season simply ended, and the ultimate episode arrange some thrilling narrative threads for the way forward for the shared universe. And Marvel followers are making the identical ending joke after Secret Invasion‘s finale.
Secret Invasion lastly put Nick Fury within the spot gentle for these with a Disney+ subscription, but in addition launched quite a lot of newcomers. Chief amongst them was Emilia Clarke’s G’iah, who appeared as a toddler in Captain Marvel. The finale noticed her turning into a Tremendous Skrull, and battle Gravik with the assistance of assorted heroes’ powers. The combat was excessive, and plenty of followers are seeing parallells with how the finale of She-Hulk poked enjoyable at this trope final 12 months. Living proof: the next tweet:
I truthfully couldn’t consider it. I stored ready for She-Hulk to pop up on my display and be like “Ha! Might you think about? Now again to the actual present” after which the episode would restart and be…not no matter this was. #SecretInvasion pic.twitter.com/fc8j2aCP6tJuly 26, 2023
Pictures fired. She-Hulk: Lawyer at Legislation was a hilarious meta romp that took the piss out of typical Marvel finales/battles throughout its final episode. She poked enjoyable on the concept of an excessive CGI combat, which is precisely what we bought when Gravik and G’iah got here to blows in Secret Invasion. Collectively we noticed powers from the likes of Drax, Groot, Ghost, Ebony Maw, The Hulk, and Captain Marvel.
Secret Invasion by a ton of twists into the higher MCU, particularly associated to Skrulls and the true identification of Rhodey. It additionally seemingly made Emilia Clarke’s new character into probably the most highly effective presence within the shared universe. In spite of everything, she’s bought principally each superpower, together with the damaging energy of Captain Marvel. Might she come to blows with Brie Larson someday sooner or later? Solely time will inform. One other tweet identified the She-Hulk connection to Secret Invasion, it reads:
The #SecretInvasion finale principally ended up being what the She-Hulk finale was making enjoyable of💀 pic.twitter.com/etIdQJVH2zJuly 26, 2023
One other criticism in regards to the finale of Secret Invasion was its runtime. Whereas the primary two episodes have been 55 and 58 minutes respectively, the final batch have been a lot shorter. Actually, the finale clocked in at 38 minutes, together with the credit. Mix that with the contents of the episode, and people bought on-line to complain. Test it out:
secret invasion finale being below 40 minutes lengthy and being the EXACT factor she-hulk mocked a 12 months in the past…these marvel d+ reveals gotta GOOOOO pic.twitter.com/W5gJOlPTQOJuly 26, 2023
Nobody might have predicted the tip of Secret Invasion when it strated, particularly the reveal that have been there so many Skrulls hiding in plain sight. However the invention of Tremendous Skrulls is one other large fold, particularly now that Emilia Clarke’s character is strolling in regards to the MCU with each superpower within the guide. And it additionally pivoted the motion from espionage to an additional super-powered brawl between the 2 Tremendous Skrulls. One other fan identified how this was the antithesis of She-Hulk, posting:
Bear in mind the scene the place She-Hulk made enjoyable of the silly mcu endings? Yeah, that was precisely the #SecretInvasion ending… pic.twitter.com/TGydiqfQsMJuly 26, 2023
In fact, those that have been watching the Marvel motion pictures so as (plus the TV reveals) may be shocked by the sudden love for She-Hulk: Lawyer at Legislation. The collection had a bonkers tone, and bought loads of criticism upon its launch… particularly associated to the lengthy watch for Matt Murdock/Daredevil.
For that reason it is shocking that She-Hulk is being given a lot love at this second, particularly when in comparison with the finale of Secret Invasion. One individual on Twitter identified this shift, saying:
The place did all this ‘She-Hulk: Lawyer at Legislation’ love randomly come from?I might’ve sworn that majority of y’all hated this venture’s mere existence & made it your mission to crucify it every likelihood you bought.In case you hated the venture earlier than & prefer it now, what modified your stance? pic.twitter.com/IlliKCm0EhJuly 27, 2023
Factors have been made. Possibly She-Hulk is a type of initiatives that may get higher with age, particularly when in comparison with different live-action Marvel reveals. I am additionally curious to see if the variety of reveals is diminished, since Bob Iger claimed that Disney+ reveals have been negatively affecting main film franchises.
Secret Invasion is streaming in its entirety now. The subsequent Marvel film hitting theaters is The Marvels on November tenth. Make sure to try the 2023 film launch dates to plan your subsequent film expertise.