An MCU star is swapping characters. Captain Marvel actress Gemma Chan will portray Sersi in Marvel Studios’ upcoming Eternals. The announcement came during Marvel’s portion of the Disney Films panel at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California.
Chan is best known for her role as Astrid in the 2018 breakout hit Crazy Rich Asians. Her other credits include Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Transformers: The Last Knight, and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Earlier this year, Chan starred alongside Brie Larson in Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel as the Kree warrior Minn-Erva.
First appearing in Strange Tales #109 in 1963, Sersi is a member of the Eternals, an ancient and powerful race of superhumans. She has been a member of both the Avengers and God Squad. In the ’90s, Sersi had a romantic relationship with Dane Whitman, aka Black Knight, who Game of Thrones star Kit Harington will play in the film.
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Eternals hits theaters on November 6, 2020.
Directed by Chloé Zhao with a script by Matthew K. Firpo and Ryan Firpo, the film stars Gemma Chan, Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Kit Harington, Barry Keoghan, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, and Don Lee.