Angelina Jolie is getting set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe and in a big way.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jolie is officially in talks to join Marvel Studios’ The Eternals, directed by Chloe Zhao.
While details about the film are being kept under wraps, it will center on
the Jack Kirby-created comic about 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 (a race featured in the Guardians of the Galaxy films).
One aspect to the story reportedly involves the love story between Ikaris, a man fueled by cosmic energy, and Sersi, who relishes moving amongst humans. It is unclear who Jolie will play.
Zhao, an award-winning indie director behind the critical hits The Rider and Songs My Brothers Taught Me, as stated will helm from a script by Matthew and Ryan Firpo.
Jolie is currently working with Marvel’s parent company Disney on the upcoming Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, which was recently moved up to a release date this fall from spring 2020, and on the animation/live-action hybridThe One and Only Ivan, which she is also producing.