Stangelinas, rise! Mother is staging her comeback and the future is looking super, as in superhero. Rumors have surfaced claiming that bisexual queen and Oscar winner Angelina Jolie is eyeing her first comic book role in a Marvel film. Can you see the opening weekend box office numbers in your mind? Double them!
The Hollywood Reporter claims that Jolie is in talks to star in Marvel's upcoming film The Eternals, an adaptation of a lesser known comic book team of god-like celestial beings battling their nemeses, the Deviants.
The film, which will be directed by Songs My Brothers Taught Me and The Rider filmmaker Chloe Zhao, has been in the news a lot recently thanks to the rumors that Marvel is searching for an openly gay actor to play one of the lead characters, a first for the studio.
"One aspect to the story involves the love story between Ikaris, a man fueled by cosmic energy, and Sersi, who relishes moving amongst humans," THR explains. "It is unclear who Jolie will play. Marvel had no comment."
Marvel has a long history of casting celebrated, Oscar-winning actors in superhero roles -- don't forget that Brie Larson aka Captain Marvel won an Oscar for Room -- so Jolie would be the latest to join the rising tide.
Jolie has been largely out of the spotlight for the past few years with no major roles, but between Maleficent: Mistress of Evil coming to theaters this fall (after being moved up from a spring 2020 release date), "animation/live action hybrid" The One and Only Ivan, fantasy drama Come Away, and now possibly The Eternals, it looks like we have another Jolienaissance upon us.
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