Washington: American actor Angelina Jolie is gearing up to make her debut in the world of superhero films.
The Oscar-winning actor is in talks to star in Marvel Studio’s ‘The Eternals’, a superhero team adventure feature, reported The Hollywood Reporter.
The film is being helmed by Chloe Zhao. Created by Jack Kirby in 1976, the story of the upcoming movie is set millions of years ago when the cosmic beings, known as the Celestials, genetically experimented on humans to create super-powered individuals known as the Eternals along with the villainous Deviants, reported Variety.
The two groups went on to battle with each other throughout history. The Eternals also fought with Greek, Roman and Norse dieties before leaving the Earth to explore the stars.
Zhao’s credits include ‘The Rider’ and ‘Songs My Brothers Taught Me’.
The script will be written by Matthew and Ryan Firpo. The upcoming superhero film is being by Marvel Studios Chief Kevin Feige. Other details about the film and what character Jolie would play are being kept under wraps.
While this will be Jolie’s first superhero flick, it is not her first comic book film. She has starred in the 2007 adaptation of Mark Millar’s ‘Wanted’.
Jolie is currently working with Marvel’s parent company Disney on the upcoming film ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ and on the animation/live-action hybrid ‘The One and Only Ivan’, which she is also producing.
The actor’s upcoming projects also include ‘Come Away’, a fantasy drama being directed by Brenda Chapman.