The 'Maleficent' claim to fame actor Angelina Jolie took her fans by surprise as she graced the Hall H stage at Comic-Con 2019 and confirmed her casting in the upcoming Marvel series ‘The Eternal’.
The 44-year-old actor was filled with elation as she confirmed her joining the Marvel Universe. Doing away with ongoing rumours, the mother of 6 also took the opportunity to announce that she would play the role of Thena in the upcoming fictional series ‘The Eternal’.
Just announced in Hall H at #SDCC, Marvel Studios’ THE ETERNALS with Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh and Don Lee. Directed by Chloé Zhao. In theaters November 6, 2020. pic.twitter.com/k6ZgfX38VW— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) July 21, 2019
Expressing her joy, the 'Tomb Raider' actor said she was very excited to be a part of the Marvel Comics Universe and knows what responsibility she will be shouldering in doing justice to her role. She also promised her fans that she will be working 10 times harder to put out a performance which the audience truly deserved.
Besides Angelina Jolie, the star cast is set to comprise of Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phaistos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, and Don Lee as Gilgamesh.
In the comics, Eternals are shown as physically similar to normal human beings but with powerful abilities who have super strength, flight, teleportation, mind control, shape-shifting and energy projection. They were created from alien experiments on ancient humans millions of years ago. They lived in space cities and defended Earth from threats, like the Deviants, another race of super-humans that was more destructive and deformed.
There are a few dozen Eternals in the comics, but the movie will be focusing on two of the most prominent ones named Sersi and Ikaris.
With Chloe Zhao at the helm, the movie is set to release on November 6, 2020. In addition to her role in ‘The Eternal’, Angelina Jolie is also set to delight her fans with her upcoming Disney project: ‘Maleficent: Mistress of All Evil’.
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