Marvel’s biggest future hits, “Eternals,” have already begun its production. We also have the first evidence of this – footage from the set in England, which stars Angelina Jolie. She is in the role of Thena, one of the big names in the team of new super heroes – Eternals. We know that they are representatives of a superhuman race created millions of years ago by the Celestials.
Jolie is unrecognizable with her blond wig and white robe. In the photos we see her scattering some ashes into a lake. For now we do not know whose ashes this is and in which universe this action takes place.
In Jack Kirby’s comic book, Thena is portrayed as one of the most powerful members of the Eternals and has the ability to manipulate cosmic energy. She uses this to become invulnerable and immortal, though it cannot last forever.
This role will be another challenge for Jolie. She shares that she trained hard to get in shape and is eager to join the Eternals family and become part of the Marvel superheroes. She also reassures comic book fans that, along with other cast members, including Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani, and Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Richard Madden, to expect something big.
In some of the photos, we see Chloe Zhao giving Jolie instructions. Zhao is just the second female selected as the director of a Marvel movie. Before that, Cate Shortland was announced as the director of Black Widow, with both films set to premiere in 2020.