Angelina Jolie surprised everyone in Hall H at Comic Con on July 20 when she showed up for the press call for Marvel’s The Eternals. There had been lots of speculation that she had joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe and she made it official as she strode onstage for MCU’s presentation in a little black dress. The one-shouldered, knee-length number was fitted to her trim frame and featured a large keyhole cutout on her left shoulder. Angie, 44, wore her hair back in a tight high volume pony tail, allowing her gorgeous face to shine.
“I’m so excited to be here! I think what it means to be a part of the MCU, what it means to be an Eternal, what it means to be in this family,” Angelina told the packed hall. “We’ve all read the script and we know what the task is and so we are going to work very, very hard.”
Marvel has chosen director Chloé Zhao to helm the blockbuster, which also stars Salma Hayek, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani , Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff and Don Lee. Angelina was the last cast member announced so when she came out the entire hall went nuts. The film is about 35,000-year-old aliens who look human but have superpowers including flight, teleportation, mind control, superhuman strength, speed and shape-shifting. They defend the Earth from outside threats. Angelina will be playing the character of Thena.
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The film already has an official release date of Nov. 6, 2020. With Angie’s star power and the Marvel name and story behind it, The Eternals is sure to be another blockbuster for MCU.