Angelina Jolie explained the reasons for her choice to accept the role of Thena in “The Eternals”. The actress has revealed that she has already refused a big superhero film, and in turn assured that Chloe Zhao’s feature film will stand out from other productions of the genre.
The Eternals, an ambitious blockbuster for Chloé Zhao
It is one of the most anticipated films of this end of the year. On November 3, The Eternals will be unveiled in French theaters. The new Marvel production will introduce us to a new group of superheroes. Members of this ancient race of human beings, created by the Celestials and capable of manipulating cosmic energy, will have to come out of the shadows to face their ancestral enemies, the Deviants …
The Eternals should offer us something new in the MCU, since it was Chloé Zhao who made it. And the latter, used to films with a much more modest budget, enjoyed great creative freedom to tell the story she wanted. On the other hand, she was still able to count on the immense resources of Marvel for her casting. She was able to hire many famous actors to stage this story. Among the headliners of the feature film, Angelina Jolie has agreed to appear in a superhero movie for the first time. And the actress recently returned to this choice.
Jolie supports the thesis of a film “different”
When announcing the casting of Zhao’s film, Kevin Feige himself revealed that he was surprised Jolie had agreed to play a role in The Eternals. And in an interview for the magazine Empire, she admitted that she was not usually tempted by this kind of project. She even revealed that she once turned down an important role in a big superhero movie. in the past, without naming the role or feature film in question. So why did she accept Thena’s in The Eternals ? The actress claims to have “felt that something different was happening in this movie “. She also appreciated the fact that the latter is “really centered on his characters “.
Chloe Zhao therefore undoubtedly had a big role to play in the casting of Jolie. Because this second point highlighted by the actress is one of the characteristics of the Chinese director’s cinema. At any rate, these statements further support the hypothesis that one will see a film different from other MCU productions, which Zhao has already teased in the past.
The interpreter of Thena does not seem to regret his choice in any case. During his various appearances to promote The EternalsJolie has often praised the film and its director, and seemed eager for audiences to discover it in theaters. There is now less than a month left before we can judge the result for ourselves.