Angelina Jolie is reportedly set to make her first foray into the superhero world by starring in Marvel’s The Eternals.
It’s thought that the upcoming superhero movie will play a big role in the next phase of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, although Variety reports that full details about the movie and Jolie’s role are yet to fully emerge.
Created by Marvel stalwart Jack Kirby in 1976, The Eternals is set millions of years ago and tells the story of The Celestials, a race of space gods who created the titular team after experimenting on humans and gifting them with cosmic powers and near-immortality.
While The Eternals are a sworn force for good, they are locked in a fierce war with sworn enemies The Deviants, who were also created by The Celestials.
Although The Eternals are yet to be fully introduced to the MCU, they were previously mentioned in Guardians of The Galaxy – subtly preparing fans for their introduction in Marvel’s Phase 4.
A release date is yet to be confirmed, but director Chloe Zhao (The Rider, Songs My Brother Taught Me) has already been confirmed behind the camera.
Jolie’s apparent role comes as she gears up for a busy 2019, with a return to one of her most villainous roles in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.
Marvel’s next big screen offering comes in the hugely anticipated Avengers: Endgame, which hits cinemas next month.
In February, Marvel boss Kevin Feige confirmed that fans can expect details of future MCU movies in July – following the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home.
“And again, that’s a testament to Marvel and to the amount of storylines and characters and amazing, amazing runs that have been in the Marvel comics.”