If you’ve never heard of local actress Raja Ilya, mark our words; you will very soon.
That’s because the Ipoh-born actress is reportedly in talks with Marvel to appear in one of their upcoming movies.
The 31-year-old actress made the revelation during a press conference for her latest movie, Soul-mate Hingga Jannah
, earlier this month.
However, Raja told local daily Star2
that she is not able to reveal much about the project at the moment, but she did mention that filming will start at the end of the year. “I can’t get any accurate shooting location for now. I’ve just been informed to fly to Hollywood by the end of the year for role selection and for which Marvel title (I would be involved in),” she was quoted as saying.
She also told the daily that the offer – which she dubbed “the moment of my life” – came from a personal friend from Indonesia who has reportedly appeared in several Marvel and Disney movies.
To prepare for the role, the actress will reportedly undergo a six-month personal training session with famed Indonesian martial artist and actor Yayan Ruhian, whose impressive movie credits include The Raid
and Star Wars: The Force Awakens
As for which Marvel project Ilya may be working on, die-hard fans can’t be too sure at the moment, but there are rumours speculating on the interwebs that she may be involved with Captain Marvel
, which stars Hollywood starlet Brie Larson.
Guess we will find out soon enough.