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Gemma Chan joins the cast of Captain Marvel as Minn-Erva

Principal Photography of CAPTAIN MARVEL is currently underway, and although we don't know all that much about the film just yet, it seems to be shaping up to be another exciting installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The cast is still falling into place, and Deadline reports that Gemma Chan (Humans) has joined up as Minn-Erva, a Kree geneticist and spy.

Known as Doctor Minerva in the comics, the character first came to Earth seeking the original Captain Mar-Vell in the hopes of mating with him in order to help progress the Kree genetic code. Minn-Erva will have similar powers to Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), such as superhuman strength, durability, and flight. In addition to a starring role on AMC's Humans, Gemma Chan has also been seen in FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM and TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, and will soon be seen in CRAZY RICH ASIANS and MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS. Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck are directing CAPTAIN MARVEL, which will also star Jude Law, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, and DeWanda Wise.

During San Diego Comic-Con last year, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said that CAPTAIN MARVEL would take place in the 1990's and find Carol Danvers battling the Skrulls, a race of alien shapeshifters. As CAPTAIN MARVEL will be taking place before much of what we've seen in the MCU, Samuel L. Jackson has said that we'll see Nick Fury with both of his eyes. "We’re going back now, and I meet Captain Marvel in more of an origin story," Jackson said. "You’ll see Nick Fury with another guy’s face, somebody that’s got two eyes, so that’s a whole big deal. You’ll see. It’s prior to the eye injury, no eye patch." It's likely we'll see just how Nick Fury was injured in CAPTAIN MARVEL, but for now, we've just got Fury's explanation from CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER to go on; "Last time I trusted someone, I lost an eye."

CAPTAIN MARVEL will hit theaters on March 8, 2019.

Source: Deadline

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