The Marvel Cinematic Universe is set to introduce a new team of Super Heroes – these ones immortal.
Comic-Con has witnessed the official announcement for The Eternals, a Marvel film that will be starring Angelina Jolie and Richard Madden, among others. We’ve included a video of the cast’s introduction below.
The movie will be following the titular super-powered, immortal beings that were created by Celestials performing experiments on early proto-humanity five million years ago. The experiments also created a genetically unstable and monstrously grotesque race known as Deviants.
“I’m gonna work 10 times harder,” Jolie said to the crowd at Comic-Con’s Hall H. “Because what it means to be part of the MCU, what it mean to be an Eternal, to be part of this family, I know what we all need to do and what the task ahead is and what you all deserve. So we’re all going to be working very, very hard.”
Jolie is to play a character named Thena, Madden is Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani is Kingo, Lauren Ridloff is Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry is Phastos, Salma Hayek is Ajak, Lia McHugh is Sprite and Don Lee is Gilgamesh.
On board to direct the film is Chloé Zhao, whose previous features are much, much smaller indie dramas The Rider and Songs My Brothers Taught Me. The script comes from Matthew K. Firpo and Ryan Firpo, who come from the short-form realm.
“It’s about this group of incredible immortals,” Zhao said on the stage, “but through their journey we really get to explore what it means to be human and humanity and our time on this planet.”
Jack Kirby created The Eternals, who made their first appearance on the page in The Eternals #1 in July 1976. The Marvel movie is scheduled to hit US cinemas on November 6, 2020.