The 44 year old actress, had the crowd going wild when she walked onto the stage at this year’s Comic-Con 2019 held in San Diego.
It was announced that Angelina, will be appearing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: The Eternals. She will portray Thena, a comic character born in the city of Olympia in ancient Greece.
Many suspected that the legendary star, would become part of the Marvel franchise eventually and they were right. Some guessed she would play a character named Sersi instead.
The Marvel character Thena, has a number of abilities including superhuman speed, strength, durability and regeneration among being able to mind control and teleport.
She also uses energy blasts, can fly and can generate illusions. It doesn’t stop there, she also has the ability of telekinesis and can also transmute matter. It will be interesting to see how all of this will be added on screen.
Angelina addressed the crowd saying, “I’m so excited to be here, I’m gonna work 10 times harder because, I think what it means to be apart of the MCU and what it means to be part of this family, we know what the task is ahead. We know what you deserve…we are all gonna be working very, very hard. I’m thrilled, thank you so much,” she said, closing her statement.
The film will focus upon a group of characters who are a race of immortal beings that lived upon the Earth and shaped its very history and civilizations. Aside from Angelia Jolie, others actors are already attached to this project including Kumail Nanjiani, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Lia McHugh and Don Lee.
From what is understood, the film will be directed by Chloé Zhao a Chinese film director, screenwriter and producer. Previously, her second film The Rider (2017), was critically acclaimed and received several accolades including nominations for Independent Spirit Award according to the IMDb.
The films release date is set for Nov. 6, 2020 according to Marvel Entertainment.