Ben Mendelsohn made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in 2019’s Captain Marvel, where he played the Skrull refugee Talos. As he prepares to star in the upcoming Disney+ series Secret Invasion, he spoke about how his character’s relationship with Samuel L. Jackson‘s Nick Fury has shifted.
Mendelsohn spoke to USA Today on the relationship between Talos and Nick Fury, who have been close to one another inside the MCU.
“The relationship between Talos and Fury is sort of tighter than it’s ever been, and really not good,” said Mendelsohn. “I don’t know if (Talos) is like Abbott to his Costello (but) it’s something that the audience will enjoy without losing how bad the situation gets.”
When it comes to working with the actor himself, Mendelsohn also heaped praise onto Jackson, calling him “the most significant blockbuster actor in the history of the human race” in the process.
“He’s the most significant blockbuster actor in the history of the human race,” Mendelsohn said. “He is a very cool and fun guy. He doesn’t B.S. around, he’s not mean to people and he’s a joy.”
Who is in Marvel’s Secret Invasion?
Secret Invasion is led by MCU mainstay Samuel L. Jackson reprising his role as Nick Fury. He will team up with Captain Marvel‘s Ben Mendelsohn, who returns as the pseudo-leader of the Skrulls, Talos. This marks Nick Fury’s first solo project in the MCU after 15 years as the former SHIELD director.
Joining them are MCU newcomers Kingsley Ben-Adir as the antagonist Gravik, Oscar winner Olivia Colman as MI6 agent Sonya Falsworth, Emilia Clarke as Talos’ now-adult daughter G’iah, Dermot Mulrone, Killian Scott, Christopher McDonald, and Carmen Ejogo. It will also feature MCU vets Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, and Don Cheadle as Rhodey.
Based on Brian Michael Bendis, Leinil Francis Yu, Mark Morales, and Laura Martin’s comic book series, Secret Invasion is executive produced by Kyle Bradstreet, with Let Him Go director Thomas Bezucha and Ali Selim set as directors.