Gemma Chan, Crazy Rich Asians

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Gemma Chan may soon pull double duty in the Marvel universe.

The "Crazy Rich Asians" star is in talks to join the cast of "The Eternals," according to Variety. 

Chan played Minn-Erva in "Captain Marvel," but she would reportedly take on a completely new role in "The Eternals." It would be an extremely rare instance of one actor playing two different characters in the same cinematic universe.

The star-studded cast already includes Angelina Jolie (Thena), Richard Madden (Ikaris), Kumail Nanjiani (Kingo), Salma Hayek (Ajak) and Brian Tyree Henry (Phastos).

"The Eternals," based on Jack Kirby's comic book, follows superpowered, near-immortal beings. Thanos, the villain from "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Endgame," is an Eternal.

Cosmic beings known as the Celestials genetically experimented on humans to create super-powered individuals known as the Eternals, along with the villainous Deviants. 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.

The movie will be directed by Chloe Zhao ("The Rider"), from a script by Matthew and Ryan Firpo.

"The Eternals" is slated for release November 6, 2020.