Marvel Introduces Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek And Rest Of The Eternals Cast

Marvel Introduces Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek And Rest Of The Eternals Cast

Angelina Jolie made her official Marvel debut in Hall H on Saturday evening.

Jolie was on hand for the superhero studio’s Comic-Con presentation of its upcoming movie, The Eternals. She was joined by her future co-stars Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh and Don Lee.

Jolie, who’s one of the biggest casting victories for the MCU even with its long history of casting victories, spoke about the responsibility she feels to continue the Marvel Studios commitment to excellent by ushering in a new super team.

“I’m gonna work 10 times harder,” the Tomb Raider star said to the elated crowd. “Because what it means to be part of the MCU, what it means 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.”

Created by Jack Kirby in 1976, the Eternals are a race of near immortal superbeings who are the result of Celestial experimentation on early life on Earth. They were intended as protectors of the planet, which places them in a constant war with the Deviants, a race also created as the result of Celestial tampering with Earth evolution, who believe the planet is their domain.

It was announced at the panel that Jolie will be playing Thena, an Eternal that has super strength, speed and stamina. As it was previously reported, Richard Madden will be playing Ikaris, Brian Tyree Henry is Phastos, Salma Hayek is Ajak, Lauren Ridloff is Makkari, Lia McHugh is Sprite and Don Lee is Gilgamesh.

Hayek, fired up about the future project, spoke about how she feels “very honored” to be a part of the movie, which “is going to allow people who never felt represented in superheroes, to feel represented. I am proud to have a diverse family.”

The movie will hit theaters on Nov. 6, 2020, as a part of Marvel’s new phase of films.

After the cast took the Hall H stage, Marvel unveiled the film’s official logo on Twitter.

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  1. Colossus
    July 21, 06:06 Reply

    “Jolie, who’s one of the biggest casting victories for the MCU even with its long history of casting victories”

    Haqhaqhaqhaqhaqhaq

    PP eh, you’re so biased. Why is this post even on KD? Better make it balanced, post about Jennifer Aniston.

    • Pink Panther
      July 21, 06:19 Reply

      Has she scored a recent victory worth talking about? 😀 When she has, sure, send that information my way. Until then, let us bask in the awesomeness that is Angelina Jolie’s win. Tenkiu very much.

      • Colossus
        July 21, 06:37 Reply

        Chai!!!! This burn enter my soul, i feel it inna me chest.

        • Mitch
          July 21, 09:22 Reply

          😂😂😂😂😂😂

          I would never understand both of you with this your Aniston v Jolie craze.

  2. Yazz
    July 21, 21:00 Reply

    Jolie is an inspiration to us all..
    She proved with maleficent that it’s never too late to become a Disney Child..
    Even in your 40’s…
    For those of us who were never opportuned to be teen stars..
    Lol who am I kidding..

    Also I read somewhere that Jennifer Aniston never wanted to have kids or something like that…
    While Angelina was very willing.

  3. Yazz
    July 21, 21:02 Reply

    I hope it’s part of her contract to eat one hamburger per day…
    We need thick Jolie back..

    • Francis
      July 22, 08:31 Reply

      Unless the definition of thick has changed, she was NEVER thick.

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