Gemma Chan In Talks For Marvel’s Eternals

Gemma Chan

by James White |
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She's already part of the MCU, having played Minn-Erva in Captain Marvel. That would, it appears, be no barrier to Gemma Chan popping up elsewhere in the Marvel world, as Variety brings word that she's in talks for Eternals.

Whether she'll be playing the same role is a matter of debate at this point; the trade mag's sources are saying that she's up for a completely different role than the Kree sniper we met.

The near-immortal Eternals were created by comics legend Jack Kirby in 1976 as a race of ancient human beings with superhuman traits including the genetic potential to mentally manipulate limited quantities of cosmic energy. The saga begins millions of years ago when the cosmic beings known as the Celestials began genetically experimenting on humans, creating both the Eternals and a more monstrous off-shoot known as the Deviants at the same time. The two races have moved behind the scenes throughout human history.

Chloé Zhao is gearing up to start shooting the film, which already boasts Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Don Lee and Lauren Ridloff among its cast.

And Chan isn't alone in joining the film, with Collider bringing word that Dunkirk's Barry Keoghan is also making a deal to appear. Marvel confirmed the movie at its big San Diego Comic-Con presentation last month, and the release is set for November 2020. Find out Everything You Need to Know About The Eternals right here.

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