Gemma Chan to star in Captain Marvel
The actor will be playing Doctor Minnerva (a) Minn-Erva in the Marvel's superhero film
Actor Gemma Chan has joined the cast of Captain Marvel. The 35-year-old actor joins Brie Larson, who will be playing the titular role. The film will also star Samuel L Jackson, who is reprising his MCU role of Nick Fury, Jude Law and Ben Mendelsohn.
Chan will portray Doctor Minnerva aka Minn-Erva, a geneticist from the Kree alien race and a chief antagonist of Captain Marvel in the comics.
"Very excited to be joining the MCU" wrote Chan while sharing a news report of her casting.
Captain Marvel follows Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident. The resulting alteration imbues her with the superpowers of strength, energy projection and flight.
The film is expected to arrive in theatres on March 8, 2019.