Captain Marvel: Humans actor Gemma Chan joins Brie Larson in MCU flick

She joins Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law, and Samuel L. Jackson on the cast

Gemma Chan as synth Anita in Humans
Gemma Chan as synth Anita in Humans

As the Marvel franchise continues to expand at a phenomenal rate, more and more esteemed actors are being swept into the superhero universe.

The latest person to join the Disney-owned franchise is Gemma Chan, best known for leading the Channel 4 series Humans.

Chan will star alongside Brie Larson in the upcoming blockbuster Captain Marvel, the first female-led Marvel Cinematic Universe movie.

Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck — best known for helming the movie Mississippi Grind — will direct the movie, which follows the Air Force pilot Carol Danvers as her DNA fuses with an alien.

Chan will reportedly play Doctor Minerva, a member of the alien race, the Kree, and a geneticist who has powers similar to Captain Marvel.

Previously announced cast members include Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law, and Samuel L. Jackson, who will reprise his role as Nick Fury from the Avengers movies.

Captain Marvel is scheduled for release 8 March, 2019. In the meantime, Marvel’s Black Panther is currently playing in cinemas, while Avengers: Infinity War touches down this May.

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