Gemma Chan is the newest recruit in the MCU universe. She will be joining the Captain Marvel cast as Doctor Minn-Erva.

Chan is known for her role as Mia in Humans. She also starred in Transformers: The Last Knight and is also in the upcoming adaption of Kevin Kwan‘s Crazy Rich Asians.

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Chan shared on her social media accounts that she was joining the cast by sharing a screenshot of an article that revealed the news. On both her Instagram and Twitter, she wrote in the caption that she is “Very excited to be joining the MCU #CaptainMarvel.”

Very excited to be joining the MCU 💪🏼 #CaptainMarvel

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Leading actress Brie Larson shared her excitement on Twitter about Chan joining the cast. She is thrilled that “the sisterhood is expanding.”

 

Chan will be playing Captain Minn-Erva, who goes by the alias Doctor Minerva. She is a geneticist from the alien race Kree, and is one of Marvel’s antagonists in the comics. Minn-Erva also possesses similar powers to Captain Marvel. So it is only fitting that the first female-led Marvel movie would also feature a female counterpart.

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Ben Mendelsohnn and Jude Law have also been previously announced that they were apart of the upcoming movie, as well as Samuel L. Jackson, who will be reprising his role has Nick Fury from the Avengers movies. 

As with other Marvel movies releasing this year, such as the recently released Black Panther and the upcoming and anticipated Avengers: Infinity Wars, fans will have to wait a little longer for the premiere of Captain Marvel. The movie is still currently being filmed and is set to be released on March 8, 2019.