The iconic actress is reportedly in talks to join the MCU as a godlike being for the upcoming adaptation of The Eternals.
Details about Jolie’s potential character and the film in general aren’t available yet; however, Chloe Zhao (The Rider, Songs My Brother Taught Me) is attached to direct the flick, penned by Matthew and Ryan Firpo, Marvel announced back in September.
First created in 1976 and set millions of years ago, The Eternals tells the story of cosmic beings known as Celestials. They genetically experimented on humans to create the Eternals and Deviants, superpowered heroes and villains who have battled each other throughout history.
With news of this potential monumental casting for the godlike, Marvel being, fans are — understandably — going nuts on social media.
lord if Angelina Jolie joins the MCU I will never ask for anything again
— grant (@grantelewis) March 27, 2019
Oh so Marvel's going for the JUGULAR, I see. Also… Angelina Joli as SERSI for Eternals. I'm calling it NOW. https://t.co/7fucFyiMRH
— TASK the Ol’ Nerdy Bastard #BLM #StopAsianHate (@UpToTASK) March 27, 2019
Oh man, I hope they cast her as *me, a lifelong comic book reader, spends the next twenty minutes googling the eternals* …uh, one of the eternals https://t.co/5Pqt8rIQL6
— Alex Zalben (@azalben) March 27, 2019
I have the feeling that « The Eternals » will be something special
— Marvel Perfect Shots (@marvel_shots) March 28, 2019
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