"Crazy Rich Asians" star Gemma Chan is in talks to join Marvel's "The Eternals" sources tell Variety.
Marvel declined to comment.
Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige will produce. Chloe Zhao, whose credits include "The Rider" and "Songs My Brothers Taught Me," is directing "The Eternals" from a script by Matthew and Ryan Firpo.
The two groups battled each other throughout history. The Eternals also warred with Greek, Roman and Norse deities before leaving Earth to explore the stars. Created by Jack Kirby in 1976, the comic book is set millions of years in the past, when the cosmic beings known as the Celestials genetically experimented on humans to create super-powered individuals known as the Eternals, along with the villainous Deviants.
She is repped by WME and Independent Talent Group.” /> Outside of "Captain Marvel," Chan was a scene-stealer in Warner Bros.' breakout hit "Crazy Rich Asians." She was also seen in the Focus drama "Mary Queen of Scots" with Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie.
"The Eternals" will be the 25th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 6, 2020. It's set to hit theaters Nov.
Chan would join previously announced cast members Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek and Kumail Nanjiani. Earlier this year, Chan portrayed Minn-Erva in "Captain Marvel," but its unknown if she will be playing the same role in "The Eternals." Some sources have indicated that her part in "The Eternals" would be a completely different role, which if true, would mark one of the first times a star will have played two different characters in the same cinematic universe.

You're there, you're by yourself, and you're thrust into surviving. "That's kind of what it's like any time you start an acting job. "The two characters are very independent people and very lonely people," Madden says. So I suppose we kind of did that together."
In this week’s episode, "Bodyguard" star Richard Madden sits down with Variety's features editor of TV, Danielle Turchiano, to talk about playing a former soldier with PTSD, who is tasked with protecting Britain's Home Secretary.
There, not only is he protecting the Right Honourable Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes) from the multiple attempts on her life, but he is helping himself, as well. Having the training of a soldier, though, David puts his task and duty first.
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Madden shares that he was most interested in bringing to life the daily struggle of someone in that position — the anxiety and depression that comes with the disorder.
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"The character [is] in denial of his PTSD and trying to hold it back from everyone around him, particularly his loved ones," he explains. "But we get to see the effect that it's obviously had on his life and his marriage. … This is the big thing he avoids."
Madden admits that there were often moments where he would get the scripts and not see some of the twists of the show coming. One example was the budding personal relationship between David and Julia but, he adds, building the necessary chemistry came naturally.
"That does happen sometimes for people with PTSD — they have flashbacks like that — but that's not the only thing that happens." "In a lot of movies and television we see PTSD as someone closes a door too loud or a car backfires and our subject suddenly is transported back to Afghanistan in the middle of this fighting and men are dying," Madden says.
"He…blames her for the fact that his feet were on the ground in Afghanistan and Iraq," he admits. Madden's role was extra complicated by the fact that his character, David Budd, doesn't align politically with the beliefs and votes of the woman he is hired to protect.
"He's got this thing, it's kind of like the knight in shining armor syndrome of wanting to be this hero and this good guy," he says. "If she's intact then he'll be intact."
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