When Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26, it’ll mark the end of a storyline that has been building over the course of the past 11 years. Big changes are apparently in the works for Marvel movies, including the addition of Angelina Jolie as a part of a new superhero group — new for the big screen, not as far as the comics are concerned — called The Eternals, The Wrap reports.
There are very few details released about Angelina joining the house that Iron Man, Captain America and the rest built beyond the fact that it looks very likely that it’ll be happening happen.
The Eternals was created in 1976 by writer/artist Jack Kirby and is set millions of years ago when the Celestials, a group of cosmic beings, performed genetic experiments on humans which resulted in them being transformed into super-powered beings who took on the name the Eternals. Another group — representing the dark side of things — came into being as well, calling themselves the Deviants. As the history of the comic was laid out, both the Eternals and the Deviants carried on a war throughout history and, at some point, the Eternals left the planet to live among the stars. For more info, check out the video below from IGN.
Kevin Feige, the creative guiding force behind all of the Marvel films, discussed plans beyond Endgame. “Everything after Endgame and after Spider-Man: Far From Home will be different and unique as we try to make every film,” he said, according to Collider. “Seeing returning characters is certainly something we’re going to do and want to do. But also introducing characters that the majority of the world has never heard of, much like Guardians of the Galaxy, much like Avengers before we made Avengers. And there are lots of them.”
Kevin continued: “Eternals are one group. We like the idea of introducing an ensemble, doing an ensemble movie from the start, as opposed to building up as we did with the first Avengers. More like Guardians, not tonally but in terms of introducing a new group of people. Jack Kirby did an immense, amazing epic with Eternals that spans tens of thousands of years, and that’s something we haven’t really done, which is why that among many other things post-Endgame we find appealing.”
Before The Eternals, Angelina stars in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, out October 18, 2019.