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Is Angelina Jolie planning to make her superhero debut in Marvel's 'The Eternals'?

Angelina Jolie was all smiles for the camera. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 28, 2019, 08.00 PM (IST)

Angelina Jolie might just have a superhero avatar soon. Reports suggest Jolie is in talks with Marvel to feature in their next film 'The Eternals'. The actress is reportedly eyeing Marvel Studio's superhero team adventure feature being directed by award-winning indie director Chloe Zhao.

Though Jolie is no stranger to fantasy films, 'Maleficient'  being case in point, this would be her first stint in a superhero film.

The Oscar-winning actress has chosen the project based on the Jack Kirby-created title about superpowered and near-immortal beings known as Eternals and a more monstrous offshoot known as the Deviants that were created by the cosmic beings called Celestials.

The details about the movie are being kept under wraps but one of the insiders has revealed one aspect to the story involves the love story between Ikaris, a man fuelled by cosmic energy, and Sersi, who relishes moving amongst humans. It is unclear what character Jolie will play and Marvel has not offered any statement so far. 

Zhao, a name behind the critical hits 'The Rider' and 'Songs My Brothers Taught Me', will direct from a script by Matthew and Ryan Firpo. 

Jolie is currently working with Marvel's parent company Disney on two films - 'Maleficient' sequel, 'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil', which will release later this year and animation/live-action hybrid project 'The One and Only Ivan', which she is also producing. 

(With inputs from PTI)

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The actress is reportedly eyeing Marvel Studio's superhero team adventure feature being directed by award-winning indie director Chloe Zhao.