Why Do So Many Fans Want Angelina Jolie in a Superhero Movie?

Angelina Jolie has an acting career that spans 30 years and includes more than 50 credits. She’s also a producer, director, screenplay writer, model, and mother of six. The newest credit the 37-year-old celebrity might be adding to her name? Superhero.

The Hollywood Reporter shared the big news that Angelina Jolie was currently in negotiations with Marvel Studios about appearing in one of their upcoming projects, called The Eternals. The movie will be directed by Chloe Zhao and is based on the comic book series created by Jack Kirby.

When news of a potential Jolie superhero came to light, fans went crazy and Twitter filled up with positive, excited comments. But why do so many fans want Angelina Jolie in a superhero movie?

Why do fans want Angelina Jolie in a superhero movie?

Angelina Jolie has always been a fan favorite. Well-known for her black hair, large pouty lips, and a killer physique, everyone loves watching her. But it isn’t only her beauty that keeps fans coming back for more.

Jolie has shown the ability to play a widely diverse set of roles, and kill it in all of them. Plus, many fans believe she’s a perfect fit for the film, stating that she’s very “ethereal,” and thus perfectly suited to such a role. 

What do we know about the film so far?

Not much is known about The Eternals as of yet. We do know that it is at least loosely based off the comic book series created by Jack Kirby and that the screen adaptation is being done by Matthew and Ryan Firpo.

At least two other stars have been associated with the film thus far, including Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown and Luke Evans from The Beast.

Although the actual story line hasn’t been released, there has been a lot of speculation and ongoing rumors that the film will center around a love story between two immortals – Sersei and Ikaris.

Otherwise, however, no other information (including a release date) have yet been officially announced. 

What part might Angelina Jolie play?

As soon as fans caught wind of what initially began as rumors, they started speculating over what part she might play. Angelina Jolie has now made an on screen appearance in a number of years, and she’s known to be picky about which parts she accepts. This being said, most fans have come to the same conclusion – that Jolie will play the role of Sersei.

One fan even went so far as to create a fan art imagining of what she might look as the character.

In the comic books, Sersei is a immortal who has a number of different talents – including strength, durability, flight, and an incredible knack for molecule manipulation. Due to her demeanor, Sersei is an immortal who stands apart from the crowd and also is willing to live among humans. In fact, she developed a connection with humans very early on in her life and the comics show she’s been part of several historical events – such as those in Ancient Greece, Camelot, and Rome.

A second option

Although most fans agree that the role of Sersei is the most obvious one for Angelina Jolie, there is a second option that a few state may also be relevant. This is the role of an immortal named Thena, who is both a warrior and a scholar. Thena possesses talents that allow her to manipulate energy, read minds, and possess incredible strength. Thena is also very important, as she is the daughter of Zuras, leader of the Eternals of Earth.

As to which part Angelina Jolie will actually play, well, nobody is sure yet. It is very common for Marvel Studios to withhold that information until the contract has been signed and, in some cases, they have a more fleshed out casting list.