Gemma Chan has entered into negotiations to join the cast of Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’ which will be a part of phase 4 in the MCU.
Barry Keoghan is also reportedly in talks to join the cast, Chan and Keoghan will join previously announced cast members Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek and Kumail Nanjiani if a deal is reached. Chan did have a brief role to play in ‘Captain Marvel’ when she played the role of Minn-Erva but whether she would be reprising the role here is unclear.
Making their first appearance in 1976, ‘The Eternals’ are a species of humanity, described as an offshoot of the evolutionary process that created sentient life on Earth. Created by an Alien species known as Celestials, they were created to be the defenders of Earth, which leads to the inevitability of war against their destructive counterparts, the Deviants.
The film is thought to centre around Sersi, a fourth-generation member of the group born during the Hyborean Age who can manipulate cosmic energy to give her virtual immortality, invulnerability and molecular manipulation.
In 2006, Neil Gaiman and artist John Romita, Jr. created a mini-series to bring the story up-to-date with the modern Marvel Universe.
‘The Eternals’ will be the 25th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s set to hit cinemas November 6th, 2020.
Outside of ‘Captain Marvel’, Chan’s previous big-screen work included ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ and ‘Mary Queen of Scots’.
Keoghan’s previous work includes ‘Dunkirk’, ‘The Killing of the Sacred Deer’ and ‘American Animals.