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Gemma Chan is cast as Minn-Erva in Captain Marvel

Gemma Chan is cast as Minn-Erva in Captain Marvel

Gemma Chan is cast as Minn-Erva in Captain Marvel

Gemma Chan (Humans) has been cast in the role of Minn-Erva in the upcoming Marvel Studios film Captain Marvel, according to Deadline. Minn-Erva (aka Doctor Minerva) is a Kree geneticist and spy. Not only does she have the powers of the Kree, but she was also mutagenically altered by the Kree Psyche-Magnetron. She’s got super strength and can fly. She’s also intuitive and has a better than average chance to getting a guess right. She’s a graduate of the Kree Science Adademy and can pilot Kree starships. There is no word on what her powers will be in the Marvel film.

Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as the titular superhero, as well as Jude Law, Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelshon. The film will take place in the 1990s with the Skrulls as the villains. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck will direct the film, which will hit theaters on March 8, 2019. The script was written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet with previous versions written by Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman.

Are you guys excited for Captain Marvel? What do you think of Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva? Let us know in the comments.

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Jenna Busch

Jenna Busch is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Legion of Leia and has hosted and written for sites like Nerdist, ComingSoon.net, Metro, Birth. Movies. Death., IGN, AOL, Huffington Post and more. She co-hosted Cocktails With Stan with the legendary Stan Lee and has appeared on Attack of the Show, Fresh Ink, Tabletop with Wil Wheaton, in the documentary She Makes Comics, on NPR and Al Jazeera America, and has covered film/TV/gaming/comics for years. She's currently a co-host on Most Craved. She's been published in the comics anthology Womanthology, is a chapter author for Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind, Game of Thrones Psychology and Star Trek Psychology and more, and owns a terrifying amount of swords and 20-sided dice. There are also those My Little Pony trailer voice overs that give one nightmares.

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