Kumail Nanjiani is in final talks to join Angelina Jolie in Marvel Studios’ The Eternals.
The news comes from The Hollywood Reporter, who also state Nanjiana’s character is being kept under wraps. However, the trade was able to confirm the character Jolie will be playing. “Jolie is understood to be playing the character named Sersi, a more outgoing Eternal who has not been afraid to movie amongst humankind. Nanjiani’s character details were hidden in the sands of time.”
While details about the film are being kept under wraps, it will center on
the Jack Kirby-created comic about superpowered and near-immortal beings known as Eternals and a more monstrous offshoot known as the Deviants that were created by the cosmic beings called Celestials (a race featured in the Guardians of the Galaxy films).
One aspect to the story reportedly involves the love story between Ikaris, a man fueled by cosmic energy, and Sersi, who relishes moving amongst humans. It is unclear who Jolie will play.
Zhao, an award-winning indie director behind the critical hits The Rider and Songs My Brothers Taught Me, as stated will helm from a script by Matthew and Ryan Firpo.