Marvel Studios has cast the role of Minn-Erva (aka Doctor Minerva) in their upcoming Captain Marvel movie.
Deadline reports Gemma Chan (Humans, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Transformers: The Last Knight) is playing Minn-Erva, who in the comics is a Kree geneticist and spy that came to Earth seeking the exiled Kree Captain Mar-Vell in hopes of mating with him and using his altered genes to help progress the Kree genetic code.
Jude Law is playing Mar-vell in Captain Marvel.
Fun fact: Doctor Minerva also sought after Wendell Vaughn Quasar’s quantum-bands (Quasar #9 and #10)!
Captain Marvel has a March 8, 2019 release directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck starring Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as Walter Lawson / Mar-Vell, DeWanda Wise in an unknown role, and Ben Mendelsohn is rumored to play the villain, Skrull commander / leader.
A previously released description for Captain Marvel offered: The superhero film will be set in the 90s, and the Skrulls, alien shape-shifters, will be the primary antagonists. After encountering the Kree hero, Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers was accidently subjected to otherworldly radiation that transformed her into a superhuman warrior. Calling herself Ms. Marvel, she established herself as one of Marvel’s most powerful and prominent heroes as a sole heroine and as a member of the Avengers. Recently, she adopted the mantle of Captain Marvel for herself.
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