When Does Secret Invasion Take Place?

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Nick Fury walking forward
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After the five-year time jump in Avengers: Endgame, the MCU timeline got much more complicated. So, when does Secret Invasion take place?

Ever since Avengers: Endgame, there have been distinct periods of time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Fans now determine if a Marvel film or series takes place “pre-snap”, “post-snap”, or right in the middle (during the Blip).

Secret Invasion is the first series of Phase Five of the MCU. The series follows Nick Fury attempting to thwart a Skrull invasion on Earth.

So when does Secret Invasion take place in Phase Five of the MCU Timeline?

When is Secret Invasion Set in the MCU Timeline?

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The official synopsis of Secret Invasion provides that the series is "set in the present day MCU."

And in a press conference for Secret Invasion, Jonathan Schwartz, VP of Production & Development at Marvel Studios, confirmed when the series takes place in the MCU timeline (via The Direct).

"It’s present-day MCU, is what we’re calling it. So it exists along the timeline that the shows come out in. So, post-'She-Hulk,' post-Blip, right at this exact present day in the MCU. I think that’s all I can say,” Schwartz said.

So, Secret Invasion happens after She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, which means it takes place in the year 2025 - the MCU's present-day setting after the events that occurred in Avengers: Endgame and the time that has passed since then in post-Endgame films and series.

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Will Secret Invasion Lead into The Marvels?

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Nick Fury is in the trailer for The Marvels, but in the Secret Invasion trailer, Fury is up for “one last fight.” This left fans confused about whether Secret Invasion takes place before or after The Marvels.

In Empire Magazine's feature on Secret Invasion, actor Samuel L. Jackson revealed that the show happens before The Marvels:

"This series has to happen so that The Marvels can happen. All these things are connected in an interesting sort of way," said Jackson.

So, Secret Invasion takes place before The Marvels. And because the series needs to happen so that the movie can happen, the events of Secret Invasion would likely lead into what is set to happen in The Marvels.

Watch the trailer for Secret Invasion below:

The official synopsis of Secret Invasion reads:

In Marvel Studios’ new series 'Secret Invasion,' set in the present day MCU, Nick Fury learns of a clandestine invasion of Earth by a faction of shapeshifting Skrulls. Fury joins his allies, including Everett Ross, Maria Hill and the Skrull Talos, who has made a life for himself on Earth. Together they race against time to thwart an imminent Skrull invasion and save humanity.

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