Chan will play the primary antagonist to Brie Larson's Captain Marvel, the villanious Doctor Minnerva, a.k.a. Minn-Erva.
Minn-Erva is a cunning alien geneticist who wants to use science to create a superior Kree alien race.
Audiences will become more familiar with Chan this summer, when she stars in a movie adaptation of the bestselling novel Crazy Rich Asians alongside Fresh Off the Boat star Constance Wu.
Captain Marvel will not hit theaters until March 8, 2019.