After the Marvel Theatrical panel on Saturday night, Marvel sent out a press release to a bunch of press-release-hungry journalists. On this press release was a cast list for Secret Invasion, a show about shape-shifting aliens, which included Regé-Jean Page’s name. Marvel quickly realized the error after publications reported on the cast list and sent out a swift correction.
This is funny for a few reasons, not because Marvel made a factual error, but because they did it for a show where the powers of an entire alien species are such that they can shape-shift into any other person. This is the show that is ripe for cameo picking and surprise guest stars, and either Page was never going to be a part of the show, or might have been a surprise guest for an episode, and now we’ll never know—at least, until the show comes out. In a weekend full of reveals, trailers, and exclusive footage, mistakes were bound to be made. It’s a bummer that this announcement is a mistake, as I’m sure Page would have done great.
Actual confirmed actors for the series include many reprising their MCU roles, such as Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos, and Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill. New actors (who have been confirmed, we promise) to be joining the new series include a slew of incredibly talented British actors, including, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Olivia Colman, and Emilia Clarke.
Page is set to star in the new Dungeons & Dragons film as a paladin, which is set to release in theaters March 3, 2023.
Secret Invasion is scheduled to premiere in Spring 2023 on Disney+.
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