The upcoming Marvel Studios film ‘The Eternals’ has its first casting in the works, with Angelina Jolie in talks to star. However, it is unclear who Jolie will play.
Jolie has been in several different projects over the years, especially in the action genre. Some examples include both ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’ films, ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith,’ ‘Wanted,’ and ‘Salt.’ She also had the voice role of Tigress in the ‘Kung Fu Panda’ films. As for other future projects, she will star in Taylor Sheridan’s ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead.’ Also, she is reprising her role as the titular character in ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,’ releasing October 18th.
Some of the premise, given by The Hollywood Reporter, is below:
“One aspect to the story involves the love story between Ikaris, a man fueled by cosmic energy, and Sersi, who relishes moving amongst humans.”
Meanwhile, according to That Hashtag Show, Marvel Studios is also looking to cast an openly gay male actor for a lead role. The studio is searching for an actor, 30-49, who “physically looks like a superhero.” While open to actors of all ethnicity, they would prefer the role to go to an openly gay actor.
This role will mark the first time Marvel Studios will feature an openly gay male as a lead. This character will have a major presence in the film alongside the other leads: Sersi, Ikaris and “Piper.” At the moment, the identity of the role will be kept in secrecy.
Chloé Zhao (‘The Rider’) will be directing, while the screenplay is from Matthew K. Firpo & Ryan Firpo (‘Ruin’).
Moreover, for a different role, Zhao has interest in casting Cameron Britton (‘Mindhunter,’ ‘The Umbrella Academy’). Additionally, Tomasz Kot (‘Cold War’) could nab a supporting role in the film, one that requires an imposing physical presence. However, no offers have been made to either of these actors as of now.
Further, filming will begin in the United Kingdom on September 9th, and wrap sometime in January 2020.
There is currently no release date yet, but it will most likely claim the November 6, 2020 slot.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter