Meet the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Doctor Minerva, aka Minn-Erva.
Filming is currently underway for “Captain Marvel”, and another key character has just been announced. Gemma Chan will be taking on the role of Kree villain, starring opposite Brie Larson as the titular character.
In the comics, Minn-Erva took on the human alias name of Doctor Minerva. Born on Edelix on the planet of Kree-Lar, she’s a member of the Kree (an alien race that was previously featured on “Guardians of the Galaxy”). As the Kree Empire’s geneticist and spy, she convinced Captain Mar-Vell (played by Jude Law) to help her in breeding a genetically superior race of Kree.
Similar to Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, Doctor Minerva also possesses the superpowers of strength, energy project, and flight. The inclusion of Minn-Erva in “Captain Marvel” is Marvel’s classic move in pitting hero against a carbon copy villain. For example, Iron Man vs Iron Monger, Hulk vs Abomination, Ant-Man vs Yellowjacket, Black Panther vs Killmonger, Doctor Strange vs Kaecilius, the list goes on…
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the cast list includes Jude Law as Richard Lawson/Mar-Vell, Ben Mendelsohn (rumoured to be playing the main villain Yon-Rogg), DeWanda Wise (rumoured to be playing Monica Rambeau), and Samuel L. Jackson as a de-aged Nick Fury.
“Captain Marvel” is slated to arrive in cinemas on 8th March 2019.