‘The Eternals’: Angelina Jolie takes inspiration from ‘Maleficent 2’ experience

'The Eternals': Angelina Jolie takes inspiration from 'Maleficent 2' experience

Angelina Jolie took notes from Maleficent 2 to help in the production of the upcoming Marvel ensemble movie.

In comparison to the other cast members, Angelina Jolie has the advantage of experience in portraying Disney-owned characters. She will play platinum-blonde warrior Thena on The Eternals, which means she could be in several action scenes as well.

The former Tomb Raider star is not one to shy away from difficult action sequences. She has made a career of being an action star, even showing some moves on Maleficent 2.

Maleficent 2 served as the sequel to the 2014 live-action blockbuster that also starred Jolie. The second installment, however, did not reach the critical and commercial success of the first one. Despite turning up some profit, it is still not known if Walt Disney Pictures plans to release a third movie.

The Eternals release delayed to 2021

Just like most 2020 studio movies, The Eternals had to move its release date because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of this year, the upcoming Marvel movie will get its wide release on Friday, February 12, 2021.

Meanwhile, Fellow Marvel flick Black Widow will fill in on its original November 6 schedule. COVID-19 also caused Marvel to push back the Scarlett Johansson-led film from its initial May 1 release.

Star Kumail Nanjiani spoke out in support of the delay, according to a published story:

What to expect from The Eternals

The Eternals will be a part of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directed by Chloe Zhao, it will directly follow the events of Avengers: Endgame. It will tell the story of an eponymous immortal alien race that will protect the Earth from The Deviants.

The ensemble movie has a diverse, star-studded cast that could rival other Marvel movies. Apart from Angelina Jolie, the movie will star Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Salma Hayek, and Kit Harington.

The cast had already finished its principal photography before the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic got worse. VFX artists and editors already started post-production work on the movie. However, there is a possibility of short re-shoots later in the year.

It is a fact that its source material is among the lesser-known properties in Marvel’s strong stable of comic books. Also, the movie inspired excitement among the Marvel Cinematic Universe fanbase when it was first announced.

Angelina Jolie’s 2021 schedule fully packed 

Apart from The Eternals, Angelina Jolie will have more movies to promote in the next months. It seems that the Oscar winner is trying to make up for the years she devoted to directing films, a report said.

Jolie is part of the cast of two upcoming fantasy films, Come Away and The One and Only Ivan. She will also lead the thriller movie Those Who Wish Me Dead with Nicholas Hoult and Tyler Perry. All these movies will come out between the middle of this year and late 2021.

Images courtesy of Marvel Entertainment/YouTube Screenshot

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