‘The Eternals’ Set Leak Offers Marvel Fans Their First Look at Angelina Jolie
With Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) underway, we have our first official look at Angelina Jolie on the set of The Eternals. Filming for The Eternals is in the early stages now that production for Black Widow is winding down. Marvel has been very quiet about the project, but newly leaked photos offer a major hint at what’s ahead.
Marvel prepares for Phase 4 of the MCU
Marvel has been slowly but steadily preparing for its next big phase. The first film in Marvel’s lineup is Black Widow, which is scheduled to premiere next year.
Scarlett Johansson’s solo outing will be followed by The Eternals, a franchise that has yet to get any representation on the big screens.
Although the characters in The Eternals are a bit obscure, the movie will have a major impact on the MCU moving forward. With Black Widow taking place in the past and featuring old characters, The Eternals will be the first film in the new phase to introduce a brand new set of superheroes.
Given the importance of The Eternals, it is no mystery why Marvel recruited some of Hollywood’s best actors to lead the project.
Apart from Jolie, who is appearing as Thena, the movie will feature the likes of Richard Madden (Ikaris), Kit Harington (Dane Whitman/Black Knight), Kumail Nanjiani (Kingo), Salma Hayek (Ajak), Brian Tyree Henry (Phastos), Lia McHugh (Sprite), Barry Keoghan (Druig), Gemma Chan (Sersi), Don Lee (Gilgamesh), and Lauren Ridloff (Makkari).
While Marvel has been tight-lipped about the project, newly leaked photos show Jolie in action – and she looks completely different than what we expected.
Inside our first look at Jolie in ‘The Eternals’
According to Screen Geek, the leaked images show a blonde Jolie wading into a lake with what looks like a container full of ashes. We have no idea what the context is behind the scene, but the ashes likely belonged to someone who was important to Jolie’s character.
In the comics, Thena often cares for mortals and has fallen in love with her share of men over the years. But because she is immortal, she is always forced to bury her partners, or in this case, spread their ashes.
The moment could be one of Thena’s lovers or a husband, though we will not know for sure until more information comes to light.
While the pics offer a great look at Jolie’s character, none of the other superheroes are included in the shots. As far as Jolie is concerned, the actress appears to have added some weight for the part, making her role all the more believable.
We can only hope that more behind-the-scenes photos are revealed as production continues. Perhaps we’ll even get to see Harington in action as the Black Knight.
Hayek shares pic of Harington on social media
Taking to Instagram, Hayek recently shared a photo of herself posing alongside Game of Thrones star Harington. The actors appeared in their normal outfits in the pic, and Hayek captioned the image with a special shout out to her new co-star.
“I can’t believe that I’m working with #jonsnow! Kit you’re the best!!!” Hayek shared.
Fans will probably notice that Harington is sporting a much different look for The Eternals. Gone are the actor’s dark locks of hair and beard, replaced by a shorter hairstyle and a little scruff.
The appearance comes shortly after Harington was up for an Emmy for Best Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Jon Snow in the final season of HBO’s hit fantasy drama. Harington sadly lost out to Pose’s Billy Porter.
In The Eternals, Harington plays the part of Dane Whitman, an ordinary man who eventually becomes a superhero called the Black Knight. For those that are not familiar with The Eternals, the group features genetically-engineered humans with superhuman abilities that live forever.
Marvel has not discussed plot details about the project, but more information should surface as production continues. Filming is expected to continue for several months, giving producers plenty of time to tweak things before the premiere.
The Eternals is scheduled to open in theaters in November of 2020.