In a recent interview, director Ali Selim discussed the potential for the resurrection of a key character in Marvel’s Secret Invasion series. In episode 4, Talos, played by Ben Mendelsohn, is killed by Gravik, surprising audiences as Talos had played major roles in previous MCU films. Selim stated that the decision about Talos’ fate lies above his pay grade, but also hinted that the franchise could easily “come up with a reason why he’s back.” He emphasized the close relationship between Talos and Nick Fury, calling it a “beautiful love story.”
Selim mentioned that Talos’ cremation in episode 5 does not necessarily mean his death is permanent. In a comic book universe where death can be malleable, characters have frequently come back to life or revealed that their deaths were staged. This opens up possibilities for Talos to reappear in flashback footage or future MCU projects.
One potential film where Talos could make an appearance is The Marvels, the sequel to Captain Marvel. Scheduled for release on November 10, it is expected to feature characters and story elements from the original movie. Since Talos played a significant role in Captain Marvel, he could potentially appear in flashback scenes.
Another MCU title that could feature Talos is Armor Wars, although it does not currently have an official release date. This would make sense as the lead character, James Rhodes (played by Don Cheadle), was revealed to have been replaced by a Skrull, establishing a connection to the events of Secret Invasion.
Additionally, Talos could potentially appear in the upcoming crossovers Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars. These films will bring together characters from various subfranchises, providing an opportunity for Talos to make a return.
Overall, while Talos’ death in Secret Invasion was impactful, it seems unlikely that it will be permanent. The MCU has a history of bringing characters back to life or revealing their deaths as staged, allowing for the potential return of Talos in future projects. Whether in flashback footage or as a fully revived character, fans may not have seen the last of Talos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.