Regardless of being a returning face to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it has been uncovered that Gemma Chan was one of the last members of the Eternals to be projected in Chloe Zhao’s forthcoming superhuman film. Chan recently played Minn-Erva in 2018’s Captain Marvel, a Kree sharpshooter and member of the Starforce close by Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers. Chan additionally recently showed up in Crazy Rich Asians as Astrid Young Teo, and furthermore gave the voice of Namaari in Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon.
As detailed by Entertainment Weekly, Chan was one of the last members of the Eternals to be projected. Evidently, Zhao and Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige, had their eye on her for quite a while however were at first reluctant because of her past appearance in Captain Marvel. Chan herself added that she was astounded that she was offered the job of Sersi, clarifying that she experienced Feige while she was advancing Crazy Rich Asians and that he advised her, “we would truly very much want to work with you once more.” Chan clearly didn’t anticipate that this should prompt anything adding, “I just idea, ‘Gracious, indeed, that may mean later on, who can say for sure when? Maybe he’s simply being decent.’ I was truly not hoping to be back unexpectedly early!”
Now, it’s hard not discover an entertainer who hasn’t showed up in something like some hero film, particularly in an establishment as sweeping as the MCU, so it’s astonishing that this remaining parts a point of concern. The Suicide Squad’s David Dastmalchian has played parts, albeit supporting ones, in various hero movies and shows including Gotham, The Dark Knight, and The Flash, however that didn’t keep him from playing Polka-Dot Man. In the MCU, Michael Keaton broadly showed up as Batman 1989 (a job he will repeat for the following year’s The Flash) yet that hasn’t kept him from playing Vulture in the Spider-Man: Homecoming.
The contention could be had that the effect here is that Chan has effectively showed up in the MCU as another person, yet even this neglects to hold water when one thinks about that Mahershala Ali, who recently played Cottonmouth in Luke Cage, is set to play Blade. While Luke Cage has been written off as non-ordinance, crowd members would in any case make the association. Notwithstanding, it’s nice to see Marvel look past this as Chan is an extraordinarily capable entertainer whose first, brief appearance in the MCU felt like it unfortunately underutilized her abilities. Ideally, fans will see Chan’s full reach in Eternals.