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Captain Marvel Movie Adds Another Major Comic Book Character

Gamespot logo Gamespot 2/28/2018 Chris E. Hayner

Though the plot of the upcoming Captain Marvel movie remains largely unknown, small pieces continue coming together as production on the film continues. Already, fans have spotted star Brie Larson in a version of the famed Captain Marvel suit, while the cast list has continued to grow.

Now Deadline reports yet another actor joining the foray. Gemma Chan, best known from her roles in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them and the AMC series Humans, has been cast in the role of Minn-Erva, better known to comic book fans as the villainous Doctor Minerva. In Marvel Comics lore, Doctor Minerva is a Kree geneticist and spy with similar powers to Captain Marvel.

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What is known about the movie is that it will take inspiration from the Kree-Skrull war, with the Skrulls serving as the film's villains. That makes for an interesting situation where Doctor Minerva is concerned. The character has traditionally been at odds with Mar-Vell, who will be played by Jude Law in the film

Captain Marvel also stars Ben Mendehlson (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) as a villain, and Samuel L. Jackson reprising his Marvel Cinematic Universe role of Nick Fury. The movie hits theaters on March 8, 2019.

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