TheWrap is reporting that Desperado actress Salma Hayek is being eyed for an undisclosed role in Marvel Studios’ next big feature film The Eternals, from director Chloe Zhao.
They oddly have omitted Angelina Jolie’s name from their report, which could suggest that Hayek might be taking over for her (Sersi?), but that is just an assumption for the moment.
Possibly that was just an oversight.
UPDATE: TheHollywoodReporter backs up the “early talks” for Hayek and reaffirms that Jolie is still in talks for the project.
Angelina Jolie remains in talks to also star with no deal set.
If she lands whatever role the could be, Samla would join Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, and Dong-Seok Ma.
The film using the working title of Sack Lunch will begin shooting this September at Pinewood Studios UK.
Salma recently worked alongside Deadpool’s Ryan Reynolds and Nick Fury’s Samuel L. Jackson in the Lionsgate action-comedy The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard.
Marvel Studios has yet to officially announced that The Eternals is happening, but is expected to land a release date of November 6th, 2020.
SOURCE: THE WRAP