Captain Marvel: Gemma Chan joins Brie Larson, Samuel L Jackson in cast of upcoming film

PTI

February 27, 2018 13:25:48 IST

Actor Gemma Chan has joined the cast of the Captain Marvel movie.

Gemma Chan. Image from Twitter/@Gemma_Chan1

Gemma Chan. Image from Twitter/@Gemma_Chan1

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 the role of 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.

Captain Marvel is expected to arrive in theaters on 8 March, 2019.

Updated Date: Feb 27, 2018 13:25 PM