The Marvel Universe is about to get another A-list name to its portfolio.
According to TheHollywoodReporter.com, Angelina Jolie is currently negotiating a central role in The Eternals, a movie that is part of the phase four of the Marvel universe which will be the starting point of a new superheroes franchise.
Although we don’t know for sure the role Angelina Jolie is going to play in The Eternals, it appears that she might play the role of Sersi, a superhuman of the Eternals who “loves to live among humans”. Ikaris falls in love of Sersi, who draws his power from cosmic energy.
The Eternals comic books were created by Jack Kirby in 1976. It was Kirby’s first title once returned to Marvel after a stint at DC Comics at the beginning of the 70’s. The Eternals, beings that look like humans but with super powers, were named protectors of Earth by some other powerful beings called The Celestials. The Eternals are in an endless conflict with The Deviants, a failed Celestials experiment, who’s hideous appearance are a reflection of their violent and hateful nature.
The Eternals movie will be directed by Chloe Zhao ( The Rider ). The script is written by Matthew and Ryan Firpo.
This year we can see Angelina Jolie in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil which will premiere in October.