Oscar winner Angelina Jolie is reportedly in talks to join “The Rider” director Chloe Zhao’s new film adaptation of Jack Kirby’s “The Eternals” comics for Marvel Studios and Disney Pictures.
Matthew and Ryan Firpo penned the script based on the characters created by Jack Kirby in the mid-1970s. In the Marvel Comics, an alien race called the Celestials visited Earth five million years ago and performed genetic experiments on early forms of life, unlocking the ability for super-powered mutations to exist and creating the Eternals and the Deviants in the process. The two became enemies, and things get stranger from there.
The story of the film is reportedly centered around Sersi, a fourth generation member of the group born during the Hyborean Age who can manipulate cosmic energy to give her virtual immortality, invulnerability and molecular manipulation.
It is not certain which role Angelina Jolie will play and Disney has provided no comment about the news. Much of what the MCU’s future will look like will be revealed after “Avengers: Endgame” opens in cinemas on April 26th.