The film follows the story of Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), a US Air Force Pilot who gains superhuman strength and the power of flight after a bizarre accident melds her DNA with that of an alien.
Gemma Chan, the 35-year-old British actress currently starring in Crazy Rich Asians, plays alien scientist Minn-Erva, aka Doctor Minerva.
Chan joins a cast that includes Oscar-winner Larson as the titular superhero and Jude Law as her mentor. Ben Mendelsohn plays the film’s villain.
Slated to hit cinemas in 2019, the film is set on Earth in the Nineties, making it a prequel to other movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), such as Guardians of the Galaxy and the Avengers film franchise.