The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision blog is reporting that Humans star Gemma Chan has joined the cast of Marvel’s Captain Marvel. The soon-to-start-production Marvel movie is set to hit cinemas in 2019. More on the Gemma Chan Captain Marvel casting news below.

Gemma Chan Captain Marvel casting
Gemma Chan Captain Marvel casting new – will play Captain Minerva in the upcoming movie

Gemma Chan Captain Marvel Casting Confirmation

Brie Larson leads the cast of the project, which Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are directing for the studio. The film is set in the 1990s and tells of Carol Danvers (Larson), an Air Force pilot whose DNA fuses with that of an alien, sending her headlong into an intergalactic adventure, so reports the trade.

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They add that Chan will play Captain Minnerva, a geneticist from the alien race Kree. She is one of Marvel’s antagonists in the comics.

Here’s some more info on the character from the Marvel Wiki.

Doctor Minerva first came to Earth seeking the exiled Kree Captain Mar-Vell. She hoped to mate with him and use his altered genes to help progress the Kree genetic code.

Later, she worked with Captain Atlas in an effort to steal Quasar’s Quantum Bands, known as the so-called “Power Bands of Rinn” to the Kree.They also operated during the Kree/Shi’ar conflict called Galactic Storm, when they retrieved Captain Mar-Vell’s Nega-Bands. As part of the Kree Starforce, Minerva was aware of the Supreme Intelligence’s plan to decimate the Kree empire with the Nega-Bomb in hopes of jumpstarting an evolutionary development in the remaining 10%. Atlas was distraught and seemingly suicidal over the news, setting off his suit’s self-destruct mechanism. Minerva and Atlas were apparently consumed by the blast.

In fact, Atlas had been bluffing. The two of them covertly teleported away under the cover of his blast. They later used a similar ruse to manipulate the Silver Surfer into leaving them alone.

Minerva was later seen in New York City creating a diversion so her men could get away from St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital with one of the Nuhuman cocoons that was being kept there. While clearing a path, she was intercepted by Spider-Man and the new Ms. Marvel.

Captain Marvel is slated for a March 8th, 2019 release Stateside. Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, and Jude Law are amongst the cast. We’ll bring you more as we get it.