Angelina Jolie explains why she accepted her role in “Eternals” The actress turned down a similar role before joining this project.
We are very little before the premiere of the next Marvel Studios Phase 4 film , after the release of ” Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings . ” Fans of the franchise will meet a new group of superheroes in ” Eternals . ” The film is directed by Chloé Zhao , winner of the Oscar for Best Direction in the latest installment, and has a great cast that leaves audiences with high expectations.
Angelina Jolie has been part of many productions throughout her career. By fulfilling the roles of actress, director and producer, she has become one of the most important figures in Hollywood. And in this feature film she brings Thena to life, an elite warrior with the power to create weapons from scratch.
In dialogue with Empire, the American artist admitted that she is not used to taking this type of role. “I don’t tend to go for superhero or science fiction movies,” he explained. And although he preferred not to reveal which character he was offered and declined previously, he did state why he accepted this project: “Generally, it’s not what I’m looking to do. However, I felt like something else was happening in this movie. It was very character driven. ”
This story centers on a race of immortal beings with superhuman powers who have secretly lived on Earth for thousands of years. After the events of ” Avengers: Endgame ” (2019), an unexpected threat forces them out of the shadows to face humanity’s oldest enemy: the Deviants.
The interesting thing is that, in the original comics, all the Eternals respond to an identical canonical beauty. But for this first film adaptation, Kevin Feige’s production team and the filmmaker decided to give it a racially mixed appearance, in which they offer a true representation of the world’s inhabitants. This was probably one of the characteristics that caught Jolie’s attention .
She added: “There is not one of us who is in front and others who are behind. It is a truly egalitarian family. And I wanted to be part of this family ”. Also, he added that he found it fun to train and prepare for this character.
” Eternals ” was going to hit the big screen in 2020, but the studio had to delay the premiere due to Covid-19. The actors were filming in London and, like so many other projects, filming had to be stopped until further notice. Now, there is very little left to enjoy it. On November 4 it will be available in theaters.