Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame is less than a month away & will be the film to close out Marvel’s heavy & heartbreaking Phase 3 of their cinematic universe. With this being the case, many fans are wondering what’s next for the MCU & what new characters will they unleash upon the big screen. Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel has cemented herself in the MCU & into moviegoers hearts as a fresh face in the MCU & the teased Adam Warlock is still a face fans are waiting to see unwrapped in an upcoming film. But what’s next for the Phase 4 lineup & what stars are joining the A-list lineup?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Angelina Jolie is in talks to join Marvel’s Eternals! Yes, Jolie’s name has floated around underground & mainstream conversations when it comes to being attached to certain characters, but most thought it was remain a conversational piece. Although it was not confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter, Jolie may being looked at to play Sersi.
Here’s some background on Sersi:
Sersi is a member of the Eternals, a species diverted from humanity by experiments conducted by the Celestials one million years ago. She is at least 5,000 years old and became legendary around 1,300 B.C., when the Greek hero Odysseus and his crew, fresh from the Trojan War, came to her island Aeaea. Sersi transformed Odysseus’ crewmen into pigs for attempting to menace her. Odysseus, however, managed to ward her off with the aid of the goddess Athena, and Sersi turned his men back to normal. Odysseus spent a year on Aeaea; she also encountered Odysseus’ son Telemachus when he came following his father’s path. Centuries later, Sersi still considered Telemachus to be the love of her life.
Over the centuries Sersi often interacted with humans, visiting Rome during the reign of Nero, helping Merlin expose an impostor (Merlin Demonspawn) in Camelot, visiting France during the French Revolution, and befriending the English poet Thomas Chatterton.
In recent years, the Celestials returned to Earth to judge humanity, the Eternals, and their other creation, the Deviants. Sersi became involved in the struggle, enjoying the adventure, but caring little for combat. By this time, Sersi had become a famous entertainer in New York, hosting parties at her loft for film stars, super heroes and other influential people. She often entertained with her powers, which her normal human guests believed to be stage magic. Sersi’s super-hero friendships eventually led her to join the Avengers in search of adventure and romance, first pursuing Captain America and later the Black Knight. Sersi was a sublime yet powerful teammate until she was driven insane by Proctor, an alternate-reality Black Knight whose Earth had been destroyed by his world’s Sersi. Sersi eventually slew Proctor and left the Avengers, operating in the extra-dimensional Ultraverse for a time before returning home and regaining her sanity. She continues to live in New York, occasionally aiding the Avengers and her people against their foes, but preferring her life as a socialite.
The only things we know about the upcoming film is that it will be directed by Chloe Zhao & will be written by Matthew & Ryan Firpo. Also, we know that the focus of the story will be Sersi & Ikari ageless love story & The Deviants, who were created by Jack Kirby.