The MCU will look like after Avengers: Endgame is still a little mysterious. Marvel has, unsurprisingly, been closely guarding the details of just how the final fight with Thanos is going to shake out, and what the landscape of our favorite live action superheroes will look like when the dust (haha, get it?) settles.
But we do have a slate of upcoming films announced with directors attached–among them, The Eternals, directed by Chloe Zhao. As reported by THR, the film is apparently in talks with Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie for the role, though no specific details are available at this time.
The Eternals are one of Marvel’s more esoteric comic book properties. Created by the legendary Jack Kirby in the mid ’70s, they’re not a property with much name recognition. Still, over their fourty-plus year publication history, the Eternals have grown into a vibrant and complex corner of the Marvel Universe that weaves real world mythology into high flying pulp action.
Specifics of The Eternals’ plot and characters have yet to be confirmed by Marvel Studios, but the movie will reportedly center around Ikaris, a near-immortal who used the codename “Sovereign” for his superhero activity and lead a team known as the “New Breed;” and Sersi, a matter-manipulator who has existed among humans for thousands of years.