Secret Invasion: Is Don Cheadle’s War Machine a Secret Skrull?
Central to the forthcoming Secret Invasion television series, and the comic book storyline that inspired it, is that Skrulls have infiltrated key positions around the world and are impersonating influential individuals. A major part of the original comic story was also that countless superheroes had also been replaced by Skrulls, something that the MCU probably can’t replicate to a major degree considering the cast for the series and their larger coherence. There’s at least one Avenger present that might very well not be who they at any point think they are, Don Cheadle’s James Rhodes aka War Machine. How about we dive into it beneath.
The first trailer for Secret Invasion was released at D23 and offered a tease of the shapeshifting Skrulls and the enormous ensemble cast in the series. Among the characters shown is Cheadle’s Rhodes, shown in a suit and having his own security detail surrounding him. Samuel L. Jackson’s Scratch Anger asks him assuming he really knows individuals safeguarding him, planting the seed that perhaps they are Skrulls, yet that all seems like smart misdirection, doesn’t it? Couldn’t it be a greater surprise for Cheadle to be the Skrull and for Rage to make a mistake in trusting him?
It’s also important that at D23, Cheadle remained in front of an audience after the Secret Invasion part of the panel concldued to talk somewhat more about his own solo Disney+ series, Armor Wars. As affirmed by Cheadle, Secret Invasion will lead directly into Armor Wars. According to an official announcement about the show, “Rhodey fans will see the character in an entirely different light,” in the series which will also present “all-new suits for the legend, featuring various types of armor.”
Presently how could Secret Invasion lead straightforwardly into Armor Wars, a series where Rhodey must face the consequences of Tony Stark’s tech falling into some unacceptable hands? It could be easy for Armor Wars to devise a reason for why this innovation has gotten into some unacceptable hands, however couldn’t it also make since for that to have happened because Rhodey was replaced by a Skrull and Skrull-Rhodey wasn’t exactly watching out for Stark tech he had barely any familiarity with?
It’s all just a hypothesis, however it sure does make a great deal of sense when you consider it. Rhodey is the easiest Avenger to make a Skrull in Secret Invasion since he’s not integral to the feature film plans, and one could easily pinpoint a second post Endgame that he was swapped with a Skrull.
What do you suppose? Will any major characters be revealed to be Skrulls in Secret Invasion? Sound off in the comments underneath and search for Secret Invasion to make a big appearance on Disney+ one year from now.