Crazy Rich Asians was one of last year’s breakout successes, and along with that film Gemma Chan was also featured in Mary Queen of Scots. Even with her work in those two high profile films, the actress did not envision a role in top shelf, comic book driven vehicle like Captain Marvel.

The film, featuring Brie Larson as the titular heroine, features Chan as the Kree warrior Minn-erva. “I never expected I would be in a movie like this,” said Chan during a Captain Marvel fan event held in Singapore. “It was exciting. I love my castmates. I think that’s a strength of Marvel is the amazing cast that they get together. It was just a really different challenge for me.” 

Click on the media bar to hear Chan discuss what fans can expect from Captain Marvel:

Captain Marvel opens nationwide March 8.

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