Angelina Jolie’s experience may be required in Marvel Studios soon. The ‘Salt’ & ‘Tomb Raider’ actress is in talks to join the latest superhero venture for the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the phase 4 film ‘The Eternals’.
With ‘Avengers: Endgame’ marking the end of the 3rd phase of Marvels cinematic timeline, the studios are entering a new phase of films which will mark a change in the studios direction. ‘The Eternals’ is one of those films. The Eternals; who are superheroes who have lived forever is reportedly going to be a story that could span thousands of years in the MCU. The film is going to be directed by Chloe Zhao.
Now per THR, Jolie may be joining the film:
Jolie has chosen the Marvel project based on the Jack Kirby-created title about superpowered and near-immortal beings known as Eternals and a more monstrous offshoot known as the Deviants that were created by the cosmic beings called Celestials.
While details about the movie are being kept under wraps, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that one aspect to the story involves the love story between Ikaris, a man fueled by cosmic energy, and Sersi, who relishes moving amongst humans. It is unclear who Jolie will play. Marvel had no comment.
There’s no clear indication as to who she’d be cast as but the Eternals brings up an interesting idea for the next big bad in the Marvel universe. Let’s remember that the Fox and Disney merger means that characters from the X-Men and Fantastic Four storylines can be implemented as well. Regardless, it’s an exciting time to be a Marvel fan. Or fan of Superhero movies in general.