Angelina Jolie is reportedly in talks to star in the upcoming Marvel film The Eternals, marking her debut in the comic giant’s expansive superhero universe, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Her prospective role is currently unclear.
The Eternals is based on the eponymous comics written and illustrated by Jack Kirby, which first launched in 1976. Per THR, the story focuses on “superpowered and near-immortal beings known as Eternals and a more monstrous offshoot known as the Deviants that were created by the cosmic beings called Celestials.”
Sources say the plot includes a love story between “Ikaris, a man fueled by cosmic energy, and Sersi, who relishes moving amongst humans,” THR reports.
The project will be directed by acclaimed indie director Chloe Zhao, who also helmed The Rider (2017) and Songs My Brother Taught Me (2015), and the script will be written by Matthew and Ryan Firpo.