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CAPTAIN MARVEL (2019): Gemma Chan Cast As Minn-Erva

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Gemma Chan Set To Play Minn-Erva In Captain Marvel

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them actress Gemma Chan has been cast as the Kree villain Minn-Erva in Marvel’s upcoming Captain Marvel adaptation.

Born in the United Kingdom, Chan had roles in British television productions such as Secret Diary of a Call Girl as well as the BBC’s Doctor Who and Sherlock before transitioning into film. Movies American viewers might recognize her from are Submarine, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, and Transformers: The Last Knight. She is also set to appear in Crazy Rich Asians and Mary Queen of Scots, both of which are currently in post-production.

Interestingly, Chan’s character is not indicated to be the primary villain of the planned film, with that role being filled by the Skrulls. Additionally, the movie is set to take place in the 1990’s, being a period piece of sorts.

Superherohype shares the following information about film and the character which it is based on:

In the regular Marvel Comics continuity, Carol Danvers made her first appearance in 1968’s Marvel Super-Heroes #13. A Security Chief in the US air force, Danvers would later be transformed into the superhero Ms. Marvel following an explosion involving Kree technology. More recently, Danvers took on the identity of Captain Marvel after being “promoted” to the moniker of the former Kree superhero.

Captain Marvel is set to hit theaters on March 8, 2019 with Avengers 4 set to follow on May 3, 2019.

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