There is a multitude of actors out there that Marvel could use, so it is apparent that Marvel thinks very highly of Gemma Chan.
Should she sign up to the movie, it could mark one of the first times a star has taken on two different roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Barry Keoghan, best known for Dunkirk and Chernobyl, is also joining the project.
Marvel recently made The Eternals a bit more official at SDCC 2019, where they revealed the initial ensemble: Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Don Lee, and Lia McHugh. At the moment we do not know if the role that Chan will hold will be precisely that of Minn-Erva or will play a totally new character; according to some scooper, in fact, Chan could impersonate a new "role" that, in casting calls, was called Karen.
Chan and Keoghan will join an already star-studded lineup.
Award-winning director Chloe Zhao is attached to helm the movie from a script by Matthew and Ryan Firpo.
Chan previously appeared in the box office smash Captain Marvel, however it's unclear whether the star will reprise that role of play a different character.
It is thought the film will follow the adventures of the super-powered and near-immortal beings as they battle against their monstrous enemies the Deviants, that were created by cosmic beings known as Celestials. Chan's performance as the thought-to-be-goodie Minn-Erva, who ended up being part of the real group of villains in the movie, was heralded by critics, and it makes sense that Marvel would want to bring her back for more in The Eternals.
Filming on The Eternals is expected to begin later this year after Black Widow wraps production.
The Eternals will hit theaters November 6, 2020.