"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.

The award will be presented by her co-star Emma Stone at the festival's awards gala on Jan. 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. 14. 3 to Jan. The festival, now in its 30th year, runs from Jan.
Past recipients of the Desert Palm Achievement Award include Halle Berry, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Marion Cotillard, Julianne Moore, Natalie Portman, Saoirse Ronan, and Charlize Theron.
Colman has garnered Golden Globe and SAG Awards nominations for "The Favourite," along with a best actress award from the British Independent Film Award and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.
"The Favourite" star Olivia Colman will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award by the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
Colman's film credits include "Tyrannosaur," "The Lobster," "Murder on the Orient Express," "The Iron Lady," "Hyde Park on Hudson," and "Hot Fuzz." For her TV work, she won the Golden Globe for best supporting actress in a miniseries for "The Night Manager." She will portray Queen Elizabeth II in the third and fourth seasons of the Netflix series "The Crown."” />
"For this superb performance, that has received much critical acclaim and awards recognition, it is our honor to present the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress to Olivia Colman.” "In 'The Favourite' Olivia Colman steals the show as a frail and aloof Queen Anne, whose attention is being sought by two scheming cousins," said festival chairman Harold Matzner.

Fox Searchlight's Oscar-bait film "The Favourite" is expanding nicely, amassing $1.4 million when it played in 91 locations. When it opened during Thanksgiving, Yorgos Lanthimos' 18th century drama starring Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, and Olivia Colman scored the best screen average ($105,500) in two years. It has since made $3.5 million.
It's made a sizable $596.5 million globally. The Queen biopic continues to draw in strong numbers overseas, where it has made $423 million. Rounding out the top five is "Bohemian Rhapsody," drumming up $6 million for a Stateside haul of $173.6 million.
Focus Features' "Mary Queen of Scots" brought in $200,000 when it debuted in four theaters. Focus is expanding the film to 70 theaters next weekend. With no new wide releases, a number of awards hopefuls got their start at the indie box office. Saoirse Ronan plays the eponymous royal and Margot Robbie portrays Queen Elizabeth I in the costume drama. That's the best screen average of the weekend with $50,000 per location.
Seuss classic holiday tale, "The Grinch" has made $223.5 million in North America and $322.4 million globally. Illumination and Universal's "The Grinch" pocketed $15.2 million in its fifth outing, marking a decline of just 15%. Based on the Dr. Another cartooned adventure almost gave "Ralph" a run for its money.
"Our first-time film director Josie Rourke took a fresh take on this incredible drama of these two queens and made it resonate with audiences in a powerful way paralleling so much of what is still going on today for women," said Lisa Bunnell, Focus Features' president of distribution.
Elsewhere at multiplexes, Universal's re-release of "Schindler's List" made just $551,000 when it played in over 1,100 venues. When it launched in 1993, "Schindler's List" earned a massive $320 million at the worldwide box office and picked up seven Oscars, including best picture and best director for Spielberg. It tells the true story of German businessman Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson), who saved the lives of over a thousand Jews during the Holocaust. Steven Spielberg's masterpiece will run for a one-week engagement in honor of the film's 25th anniversary.
"Creed II" landed in third place with $10.3 million in its third outing. That takes its North American tally to $145 million. "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" nabbed fourth, bringing in another $6.8 million this weekend. Its domestic total now sits at $96.4 million.
Meanwhile, Neon's "Vox Lux" starring Natalie Portman as a pop star with a traumatic past launched in six locations. It earned $162,252 for a theater average of $27,042.
A series of holdovers rounded out the top five as studios largely sat out the pre-holiday frame. That will kick off a competitive Christmas race as "Mary Poppins Returns," "Aquaman," and "Bumblebee" enter the fray the following weekend. "Aquaman" got a head start overseas, launching in China this weekend with a massive $93.6 million. Moviegoing will get a boost next weekend when "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," "The Mule," and "Mortal Engines" hit theaters.
Roadside Attractions' "Ben Is Back" opened on four screens, picking up $80,972 for an average of $20,243 per location. Hedges' father, Peter Hedges, directed the movie. The drama follows a mother (Julia Roberts) who attempts to help her addict son (Lucas Hedges) after he returns home from rehab.
1 movie in North America. The domestic box office looks to hit $11 billion in revenue in record time as it currently paces 9.9% ahead of last year, according to Comscore.” /> This weekend came in 3.3% ahead of the same frame in 2017, when "Coco" was the No.
Disney's "Ralph Breaks the Internet" topped a quiet weekend at the domestic box office, marking the third straight win for the animated sequel. It earned $16.2 million in its third week of release, generating $140 million since it opened over Thanksgiving.