Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter, the actor eyeing Marvel Studio’s superhero team adventure feature being directed by award-winning indie director Chloe Zhao.
Even though Jolie is no stranger to fantasy movies, Maleficient being case in point, this would certainly be her first stint in a superhero film.
The Oscar-winning actor has selected the project depending on the Jack Kirby-created title about superpowered and near-immortal beings generally known as Eternals and a much more severe offshoot known as the Deviants that had been created by the cosmic beings called Celestials.
The information about the movie are now being kept under wraps but certainly one of the insiders has unveiled one feature to the story involves the love story between Ikaris, a man fuelled by cosmic energy, and Sersi, who relishes moving amongst humans.
It is usually not clear what character Jolie will perform. Marvel had no comment.
Zhao, a name behind the critical hits The Rider and Songs My Brothers Taught Me, will direct from a script by Matthew and Ryan Firpo.
Jolie is currently working with Marvel’s parent company Disney on two films – Maleficient sequel, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, which will certainly release later this year and animation/live-action hybrid project The One and Only Ivan , which she is also producing.