Eternals: Gemma Chan Reacts to Her New MCU Role

Word that Crazy Rich Asians star Gemma Chan would be portraying Sersi in Marvel's Eternals came during Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. The actor has now provided her reaction to that news.

"Been dying to share this news with you," Chan said on Twitter. "I couldn't be happier to be coming back to the MCU to play this iconic character and to work with this incredible group of people."

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As Chan mentioned in her Tweet, Sersi won't be her first role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actor previously appeared in 2019's Captain Marvel as Minn-Erva, a member of the Kree's Starforce. She has also made appearances in 2014's Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and 2017's Transformers: The Last Knight. 

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Other Eternals cast members announced at the D23 Expo included Game of Thrones' Kit Harington as Dane Whitman/Black Knight and Chernobyl's Barry Keoghan as Druig. Principal photography on the film is said to have begun in July.

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Directed by Chloé Zhao with a screenplay by Matthew and Ryan Firpo, Eternals stars Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh and Angelina Jolie as Thena. The film arrives in theaters on November 6, 2020.

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