In the midst of the tremendous presentation of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that took place at the current edition of San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, one title shone above all: ‘The Eternals’. Among other news, the cast of the new Marvel project was presented , and it was confirmed that the person in charge of leading this new phase of superheroes will be Angelina Jolie.
‘The Eternals’, with a luxury cast
Since it was announced that ‘The Eternals’ will open Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe , after it ended the previous phase with the blockbuster ‘The Avengers: Endgame’, the new movie that Chloe Zhao will direct(‘The Rider’, 2017) has not stopped generating interest, and now the cast has been announced.
It was during the Comic-Con held this weekend in San Diego due to the enormous expectation that had been created around the news from Marvel. For the new generation of superheroes that will make up the new phase of the factory, famous actors have been chosen to complete a great cast.
At the head is Angelina Jolie, the actress and director who recently premiered ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’, and who captured all the flashes on the event’s presentation panel. She said she was very excited and promised to work hard “because I know what it means to be part of Marvel and to be an Eternal.” Jolie will play the role of Thena, who possesses the ability to manipulate cosmic energy.
Promotional poster for ‘The Eternals’. | Marvel Studios.
Along with her, a wide cast of high level will act that includes names of consolidated actresses such as Salma Hayek, and booming actors, such as Richard Madden.
A few days ago it was announced that Hayek was about to close a contract to join the Marvel universe, and now it is confirmed that she will play Ajak , a Polar Eternal with a great capacity for mental manipulation. The actress highlighted the variety of the cast, which includes a Mexican, an African-American, a South Korean, a Pakistani, a Scot, and a deaf actress.
On the other hand, the participation in the cast of Richard Madden is confirmed, who became known as Robb Stark in ‘Game of Thrones’ and, later, triumphed in the role of bodyguard David Budd in the cunning BBC series ‘Bodyguard ‘. Madden will embody in ‘The Eternals’ Ikaris , a celestial being who after the fall of Atlantis and the devastation of the earth saved human beings and animals with his ark.
The rest of the cast
Completing the cast Kumail Nanjiani (‘Silicon Valley’, ‘The Big Sick’) as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff (‘The Walking Dead’) as Makkari, Bryian Tyree Henry (‘Spider-man: a new universe’) as Phastos, Lia McHugh (‘Don Lee (‘Train to Busan’) as Gilgamesh.
‘The Eternals’ is based on the homonymous comics by Jack Kirby where the protagonists are beings endowed with extraordinary powers and enormous resistance that makes them almost immortal . The Eternals are celestial beings created by aliens and are, for the most part, good, although there is a branch of evil beings called Deviants.
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