The Marvel Cinematic Universe could be getting a blast of star power. A huge name may just be elevating one of their upcoming adventures. The A-lister? None other than Angelina Jolie.
The Hollywood Reporter has the exclusive story, which details how Jolie is in talks with Marvel to star in “The Eternals.” She’d headline a cast under the direction of Chloe Zhao, who’s already signed on to direct. A script by Matthew Firpo and Ryan Firpo is ready to go, so this could be one of the next MCU projects to come together.
From the article:
Angelina Jolie is getting ready to make her first foray into the world of superhero movies.
The Oscar-winning actress is in talks to star in Marvel Studios’ The Eternals, a superhero team adventure feature being directed by Chloe Zhao.
Jolie has chosen the Marvel project based on the Jack Kirby-created title about super-powered and near-immortal beings known as Eternals and a more monstrous off-shoot 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.
Zhao, an award-winning indie director behind critical hits The Rider and Songs My Brothers Taught Me, will direct from a script by Matthew and Ryan Firpo.
Jolie would be one of the biggest names ever to join the MCU. If she signs on the dotted line, it will be quite the coup for Kevin Feige and company.