After the events of Avengers: Infinity War, the future of your favorite characters may be looking a bit bleak. Before audiences can gaze upon the second act of Thanos’ reign of terror, Marvel is dusting off another origin story to be a beacon of light with Captain Marvel, arriving in March.
Fans were recently granted the first look at Captain Marvel, when the first trailer was released. While the initial shoot for the upcoming release wrapped in July, the cast and crew has recently returned to set for some reshoots. And Captain Marvel‘s Minn-erva, played by Crazy Rich Asians‘ Gemma Chan, has joined as well. Take a look at Chan’s update on Twitter:
Gemma Chan looks to be ready to do some damage with that fist in unmistakable Kree blue, and the green and black suit that the military team known as Starforce wears in the film. Carol Danvers also wears the get-up in the film, as she is a part of the Starforce herself before mysteriously finding herself back on Earth. Gemma Chan’s character is known as Minn-erva and Doctor Minerva and is known as a villain in the comic books. While the Skrulls are said to be the main antagonists of the film, Minn-erva could still play a baddie role too. Check her out on the right in full costume as the character:
Word of reshoots typically get a bad reputation and worry fans, but in cases of blockbusters (especially Marvel films) they are quite routine. Kevin Feige has discussed the misconception before, explaining how reshoots are often done because MCU films are collaborative processes that undergo many changes up until release. Avengers 4 recently wrapped on their own reshoots just months before the film will arrive in theaters, so reshoots for Captain Marvel aren’t too surprising.
The Kree race was first introduced to the MCU in Guardians of the Galaxy, with the introduction of Lee Pace as Ronan the Destroyer. Ronan is set to return in Captain Marvel among other Kree characters including Minn-erva. Gemma Chan’s character in the comic books is a geneticist and enemy to Mar-Vell, who will be played by Jude Law.
Captain Marvel will also see the return of more familiar characters — Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson. Since the film takes place in 1995, the pair from S.H.I.E.L.D. with the digital de-aging technology Marvel Studios has used on Michael Douglas and Kurt Russell among others.
Gemma Chan is best known for her lead role in AMC’s Humans, which concluded this year after its third season. Chan was also seen in one of this summer’s blockbusters Crazy Rich Asians as Henry Young’s sister Astrid. The actress will also be playing Bess of Hardwick in Mary Queen of Scots opposite Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan when it comes out in early December.
Captain Marvel will hit theaters on March 8, 2019.