While fans know Emilia Clarke from her role as the Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones she’s stepping out of the world of high fantasy into the world of comics and superheroes. Clarke is reportedly in talks to play a role in the upcoming Marvel show Secret Invasion coming to Disney Plus. However, that’s not the only comics-related job she’s adding to her resume, she’s also adding comic writer.
According to Variety, Clarke is in final talks to join the cast Secret Invasion in an unspecified role. The show’s cast so far includes Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn returning to their respective roles as Nick Fury and the Skrull Talos from Captain Marvel.
The show will revolve around Fury and Talos stopping an invasion of the Skrulls, shape-changing aliens who have been integrating themselves on Earth, which Marvel has been building to in their recent releases. [Spoilers: Spider-Man Far From Home and Wandavision]. Other notables attached to Secret Invasion include Kingsley Ben-Adir, who is reported playing the show’s villain, and Olivia Coleman.
Although Clarke’s role in Secret Invasion isn’t confirmed yet, we know that she is writing a comic about a woman with some rather interesting powers. After reportedly getting the wild idea during a night out with friends, Clarke has teamed up with writer Marguerite Bennett (Batwoman, DC Bombshells, Insexts, and Animosity) to write M.O.M.: Mother of Madness.
The comic will tell the story of Maya, a struggling, working mother who discovers she suddenly has powers that seem to arrive during her period, which she uses to fight human traffickers. Clarke describes the comic as “a Deadpool-esque blend of “a lot of silliness” and tongue-in-cheek humor, combined with a very current feminist sensibility “explored in an extreme genre-bending atmosphere.” Clarke and Bennett have created an all-female creative team to work on the comic.
One of the driving forces behind the comic was Clarke’s own love of comics and superheroes as a kid. However, this love wasn’t something she really got to explore because she didn’t feel welcome and accepted. She hopes that her audience can relate to the fallible, yet empowering main character so they too can have a character they can feel passionate and care deeply about to feel like they belong in the world of comic fans.
M.O.M.: Mother of Madness will be a three-issue mini-series from Image Comics, and the first issue will be out July 21.
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