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Marvel's The Eternals Adds Angelina Jolie in Lead Role

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Angelina Jolie is in talks to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jolie will star in Marvel Studios' The Eternals. However, it is unclear which role she will play at the time of writing. Marvel declined to comment on THR's report.

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The Eternals is slated to enter production later this year, though details regarding additional casting are scarce at the time. The film reportedly involves a love story between Sersi, an Eternal who enjoys the company of humans, and Ikaris, a man fueled by cosmic energy.

Previous reports claimed Marvel Studios is looking to cast its first openly gay male lead for the upcoming 2020 film. Seeing as Eternals is set to be an ensemble film, this is still within the realm of possibility, though no additional casting news has been announced at this time.

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Jolie, an Oscar-winning actor, is no stranger to Disney. She led 2014's Maleficent, one of the studio's first live-action adaptations of its classic animated films, and wrapped production on the movie's sequel last summer. She also starred in Wanted, the film adaption of Mark Millar and J.G. Jones' comic of the same name. Her past credits include Girl, Interrupted, Salt, Tomb Raider, Mr. & Mrs. Smith and more.

Directed by Chloé Zhao with a screenplay by Matthew and Ryan Firpo, The Eternals is expected to be released in theaters in 2020.

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