How Eternals’ Gemma Chan Got Involved With The Marvel Movie Following Captain Marvel
Being tapped for a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a true honor, but what’s even more unique is when someone is brought back to play an entirely different character. This is the case for Gemma Chan, who rejoined Marvel Studios as Sersi in Eternals after having previously played Minn-Erva in Captain Marvel. Chan is very much aware of her good fortune, and she recently explained how she came to join a second MCU property.
Those who have seen Captain Marvel know that Gemma Chan’s Kree sniper and Starforce member Minn-Erva was shot down and killed by Maria Rambeau during the film’s third act. With this, Chan doubted she would return to the MCU in any capacity. But this changed during an encounter with Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige:
Kevin Feige has delivered a lot of good news in his time (as Marvel fans probably know), and Gemma Chan was excited to learn that said project would be Eternals. During her recent interview with THR, Chan went onto describe some of the ways in which the film differs from Captain Marvel and teased a bit about her character:
From what we’ve heard about Eternals so far, director Chloé Zhao really injected her sensibilities into the superhero epic. And Chan’s sentiments on the decreased reliance on bluescreen definitely point to the filmmaker’s attempts to change things up for this MCU installment.
As for Gemma Chan’s character, Sersi is one of the most powerful beings in the Marvel Universe, and this could very well be the case in the MCU as well. Despite this, Chan’s mention of her empathy still hints at the cosmic character’s love for humanity.
It’s great that Marvel Studios found a way to bring Gemma Chan back into the MCU family. While we may still have a ways to go before we see Chan and her fellow Eternals hit the big screen, it sounds like the movie should be well worth the wait.
Eternals is scheduled to open in theaters on November 5, 2021.
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