Of all the major names attached to the cast of Marvel’s Eternals, the biggest may be Angelina Jolie. The actress has starred in countless films over multiple decades, headlining a vast portfolio of movies like Tomb Raider and Maleficent. Yet, it looks like she won’t be leading any films for Marvel anytime soon. In a recent interview with Brazilian outlet CinePop, the Tourist star clarified that she has no intentions of working with the company on a solo Thena project, although she is very open to returning to the role in another supporting capacity.
I loved being part of the family, so I have no desire to separate from the family. But I would be happy to play her again and explore even more deeply the struggles that she has. I think it’s fun thinking of where they’ve been over the years. We’ve got thousands of years worth of material. We can take her anywhere. I think that’s fun and I like the idea that we can pop up somewhere, maybe in other Marvel movies.Angelina Jolie
It was a surprise to almost everyone when Jolie signed on to Chloe Zhao‘s superhero epic in 2019. Aside from an adaptation of Mark Millar’s Wanted, the actress stayed away from the comic book films during the peak of their popularity. In the same interview with CinePop, the actress revealed that the only reason she boarded Eternals was that it centered around the idea of family. So, it would make sense that she doesn’t want the spotlight all to herself. Here’s hoping Kevin Feige and company find a way to include her elsewhere sooner rather than later.