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BLACKPINK's Jennie is reportedly joining Marvel in upcoming Asian superhero series

By JUSTINE PUNZALAN Published Jun 12, 2023 12:44 pm Updated Jun 13, 2023 5:06 pm

Looks like Jennie Kim's Hollywood career is taking flight following her acting debut in HBO's new series The Idol. This time, the BLACKPINK star is reportedly bound for another strong force in the industry: the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The news is not new for BLINKs who have heard about Jennie's rumored partnership with Marvel when it made rounds in January. However, it was brought back to the mind of many Twitter users when Max released a clip of its interview with Jennie where she hinted at doing more acting projects.

In the video HBO's streaming service released on June 7, the K-pop idol talked about the feeling of being a pop star, as well as her experiences playing the role of Dyanna and working with Lily Rose-Depp in The Idol.

The highlight of the interview for many BLINKs is the last part where Jennie was asked, "What do you want to know about Jennire Ruby Jane?"

The Pink Venom hitmaker replied, "That this is just the beginning," before winking at the camera.

Shortly after BLACKPINK fans shared their speculations on Twitter, Korean media outlet Dispatch reported that Jennie is set to take part in Marvel's first Asian superhero series titled Team Agents of Atlas.

She is reportedly playing the role of Seol Hee, a K-pop singer who hails from South Korea and has the superhero secret identity of Luna Snow.

According to Marvel, Luna uses her ice-manipulation powers to protect people in the Pacific Rim and worldwide. The character speaks both Korean and English and was voiced by f(x) member Luna in the video game Marvel Super War last 2020.

Apart from Max's recent interview with Jennie, the rumors began to resurface when BLINKs noticed that Asian actors in the MCU, namely Fala Chen (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), Claudia Kim (Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange), started following the K-pop idol on Instagram.

Marvel has yet to release a statement on the matter. Meanwhile, The Idol has been available for streaming since it premiered last June 4 on Max.