The Eternals: Gemma Chan explains why she returned to the MCU

Gemma Chan played Minn-Erva in Captain Marvel, but now the actress joins The Eternals to give life to Sersi. Now explain why he did it.

Captain Marvel it premiered in 2019. In the movie he introduced himself to Brie larson as Carol Danvers, one of the most powerful characters in the MCU. The film was also the first addition of the actress Gemma Chan at Marvel. In the tape I play Minn-Erva, a secondary role which had a tragic ending. But Chan did not say goodbye to the study for a long time. Since a few months after the premiere of Captain Marvel it was announced that he was joining the cast of Los Eternos.

Now the actress tells The Hollywood Reporter how was the conversation with Kevin Feige that brought it from back to the MCU. Gemma Chan says that the conversation was during the American film awards season. The actress attended the awards as part of the cast of Crazy Rich Asians. On one of these occasions he met the president of Marvel Studios who asked him to come back.

“I ran into Kevin Feige during Crazy Rich Asians awards season. Suddenly he came up to me and said, ‘We’d love to have you back.’ I don’t remember exactly what he said, but I guess he saw the movie and he said ‘We’d like to put you to better use. We would love for you to come back. We want you to be able to do something else so we look for that project. ‘ I had no idea it would be so fast. So yeah, it was very nice of him to say all that. “

Gemma Chan is a great actress and I leave interesting moments during Captain Marvel. But many felt that it was wasting its potential like Minn-Erva. And it seems that Marvel executives they felt it too. Gemma Cha returns to the MCU to play Sersi in The Eternals. Thanks to his previous experience he ensures that it’s very different from what he did with Captain Marvel.

“It felt quite different. It’s quite an epic story. Very ambitious. There are many new characters. I think it’s going to be a superhero movie that doesn’t feel like one. “

One of the biggest differences Gemma Chan comments is that they recorded many more scenes in locations. The actress compares it to the Captain Marvel recordings and says that in this they shot a lot with blue screen in studies. But Los Eternos was different regarding production and the audience will be able to see it.

“I think it’s a pretty obvious thing to say, but they’re really trying to do something different with this movie. So we are crossing our fingers and hoping that people respond well to this. We shoot a lot of things on location, using natural light. We recorded the other part in studios, but a lot was on location. There wasn’t that much blue screen and stuff. I did a lot of those things in Captain Mavel. “

Los Eternos opens in theaters on November 5, 2021. One year after its initial release planned for November 6, 2020.