An exciting series of images has surfaced from the set of Marvel Studios' upcoming film The Eternals, which was a major announcement for Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is currently filming in the UK.
The photos show award-winning actor Angelina Jolie as the powerful warrior Thena. Jolie can be seen with blonde hair and a white gown, wading into a river, seemingly to scatter ashes from a black urn. The details surrounding the images, such as whose ashes are being scattered, remain a mystery.
Angelina Jolie pictured on set of Marvel’s Eternals (1/2) pic.twitter.com/l0Ca2pqT7p— Let’s Talk Eternals! (@eternalsupdates) September 20, 2019
In the comics, Thena is a member of the Eternals, a superhuman race created by the Celestials millions of years ago. Thena in particular is one of the Eternals' greatest warriors and possesses the ability to manipulate cosmic energy, using it to grant herself some measure of invulnerability and immortality, among other things.
There have been few updates on the film, so -- aside from providing a great first look -- these photos also confirm that filming has begun. Little is known about the events that will transpire in the film, only that the titular superhero team will face off against their nemeses, the monstrous Deviants.
Directed by Chloé Zhao with a screenplay by Matthew and Ryan Firpo, Eternals stars Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Angelina Jolie as Thena, Barry Keoghan as Druig, Gemma Chan as Sersi and Kit Harington as Dane Whitman, aka the Black Knight. The film arrives in theaters on Nov 6, 2020.