Angelina Jolie came out for Marvel’s big Comic Con presentation

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One of my favorite stories about Angelina Jolie was the one where she was credited for really putting the whole “celebrity appearance at Comic Con” thing on the map. Back in the day, Comic Con didn’t get as many A-listers stopping by to shill their movies. But Angelina decided to promote one of the Lara Croft movies by hiring a helicopter and dropping into Comic Con, Lara Croft-style, and stunning the Comic Con geeks. After that, Comic Con shifted and more and more A-listers would make time to go to Comic Con San Diego, and now it’s a huge thing.

Angelina made another (surprise) appearance at this year’s Comic Con. Lara Croft has come home to her OG nerd fandom! Or something, new generation, blah. Angelina came up the big Marvel Studios presentation for their “Phase 4” announcements, some of which we already knew, some of which were actually breaking news.

We knew Angelina Jolie had signed on to Marvel’s The Eternals. The gossip was that she would play Sersi, but as it turns out, that’s not the case. She’ll play Thena. Salma Hayek has been cast as Ajak. Richard Madden is Icarus, and the cast is rounded out with Kumail Nanjiani (Kingo), Lauren Ridloff (Makkari), Brian Tyree Henry (Phastos), Lia McHugh (Sprite), and Don Lee (Gilgamesh). Angelina told the Comic Con crowd: “I’m so excited to be here. I’m going to work 10 times harder because I think what it means to be a part of the MCU, what it means to be an Eternal, to be a part of this family, I know what we all need to do. We have all read the script. We have all know what the task ahead is and we are all going to be working very, very hard. I’m training. I am thrilled. Thank you so much.” Apparently, they’re already filming in London? It’s coming out next year!!

In addition to The Eternals news, Marvel also announced that Scarlett Johansson is for-sure getting a stand-alone Black Widow film (we knew that already), and apparently Natalie Portman is coming back to the Thor franchise in a big way. Portman has been added to the cast of Thor Love and Thunder as female Thor. But Chris Hemsworth is also coming back so I don’t know. What else? Elizabeth Olsen will be joining the Doctor Strange sequel, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, playing the Scarlet Witch. Basically, Marvel’s Phase 4 is all about the ladies. I’m sure there are some fanboys weeping about that already.

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  1. Christine says:

    She looks great. Is her dress supposed to be one shoulder? It looks like she’s wearing it wrong.

    • Kaiser says:

      lol I think you’re right!! OMG

    • OSLO says:

      Also the dress looks really familiar like something she worn in the past. She looks great

    • Kebbie says:

      That’s hilarious. She’d have a stylist for an event like this, so it’s probably pinned in the back to “make” it one shoulder. I don’t think she just put it on erroneously like that lol

    • Michelle says:

      Now you’ve said this, i can’t unsee it!!!!
      😂 Have seen this dress on someone else & It’s supposed to look like that. It’s a one shoulder dress.

    • minx says:

      I think she has it right, it just looks a little weird. Always so good to see her out and about.

  2. OSLO says:

    GO GIRL!!!!

  3. Kittycat says:

    Except for the black widow movie I am really excited about the new marvel movies coming out.

    • Xi Tang says:

      Same! Also everyone on that Black Widow cast totally overshadows Scarjo and it’s not just the hater in me saying that lol. I mean look at the cast!
      So hyped for phase four. I’m glad the mcu is finally catching up and is been more diverse.
      As for SheThor…if they are going by the books then that character is temporary. SPOILER: Jane eventually gets cancer and has to give up on being Thor.
      I want confirmation for black panther 2 and captain marvel 2!!!
      Angie and Mahershela are in the mcu….I’ve never been this excited for movies lol!

      • Lightpurple says:

        Feige confirmed them in his closing statement but said he didn’t have time to go into them but they are confirmed and then he introduced Mahershala Ali as Blade

      • CL says:

        IMDB confirmed BP2 and CM2, so get ready!

  4. BlueSky says:

    I’m excited about the “Blade” reboot with Mahershala Ali!

    • Lightpurple says:

      Right? THAT was the biggest announcement with Natalie as Thor the second. Feige writes these SDCC appearances into their contracts so Angelina attending wasn’t a surprise.

    • Ela says:

      Most excited about Blade. Think Mahershala Ali is going to be great.

    • MellyMel says:

      Yes this! I screamed when he put that Blade hat on! So excited!

    • lucy2 says:

      Yeah that might be one I actually go see. He’s an amazing actor.

      I’m not into the Marvel stuff that much, other than an occasional movie like Black Panther or Captain Marvel, but I am glad to see it diversifying a bit.

  5. Mar says:

    I was refreshing Marvel’s IG feed all evening. This line up is FANTASTIC.

  6. crogirl says:

    I think she wore a similar blue dress during ITLOBAH promotion

  7. msn says:

    I finally got around to Capt Marvel and much to my surprise that film is lowkey wonderful -my expectations had been calibrated by the muted response it received and I dunno why people didn’t love it more?

    The space stuff in Capt Marvel is so well done and I’m hyped for her sequel and for the MCU to be more space-bound…The Eternals is gonna be a huge underpinning for this and I’ll go wherever the MCU women go.

    That being said, Natalie Portman as Thor is confuzzzzing to me, she seems most comfortable in non-genre projects and tbh I thought she’d come to hate her experience making the Thor films… weird flex but okay???

    • Lightpurple says:

      Natalie’s discontent was the loss of Patty Jenkins as director of TDW and Jane not having much to do. Her kid is interested in the MCU so she wants back in and she’s still under contract

      • Mia4s says:

        It’s also getting harder and harder to fund “non-genre” projects. A stint in Marvel, Star Wars, etc. helps with that. See also Pattinson in Batman. These movies/shows pay the bills.

        Boy I would also say anyone who is sleeping on Disney + really shouldn’t! It makes up HALF of Marvel’s new slate. Next year it will be the only place to get new live action Star Wars. That’s amazing. No other new streamer is even going to come close.

    • Jerusha says:

      I finally watched Captain Marvel last week and loved it. I was really impressed by Lashana Lynch and will check out the next James Bond for her.

      • Dee says:

        Captain Marvel was so satisfying. I love the indie feel it had. It felt like a small self discovery movie but in spcae! Unlike most superhero movies. I want a sequel pronto.

      • lucy2 says:

        I’ve seen it twice now, and enjoyed it the second time just as much.

      • Softserve says:

        The real nature of Auntie CM and Lynch’s character was only hinted at but it was great to see anyway.

  8. Jellybean says:

    Whenever I see Taika Waititi now I can’t help but see him dressed as a hot dog.

  9. Zut alors says:

    I love the way she strutted across the stage. Great to see her regaining her confidence and looking so well.

  10. Nanea says:

    Whoa, Marvel! Most of those projects have me pretty excited – minus Black Widow, which is already filming in Hungary of all places. Nothing like supporting a place that has done away with democracy for the time being.
    Go Blade, and The Eternals, and Thor IV, and Shang-Chi!

    … and Loki got a huge welcome too!

  11. Sierra says:

    I am absolutely delighted that it has been confirmed Angie has joined.

    But what I really like is that we have the first deaf actress, a Pakistani actor, a Korean, a bi sexual and a Latino playing superheroes. And to top it all, a Chinese female director.

    • Xi Tang says:

      Shang Chi too!!!

      • Jerusha says:

        The great Tony Leung is in Shang Chi!! This is most exciting to me!

        Now, if they’d just get Wong Kar Wai to direct one of their films, please.

      • A says:

        Not that Tony Leung needs it, but it’s so nice to see him getting his due in Hollywood. He’s earned it.

        Dunno abt Wong Kar-Wai, but I’d love to see Ang Lee direct a Marvel movie.

    • Jerusha says:

      Marvel makes some great casting choices and with Taika Watiti and Chloe Zhao as directors-Yes!
      To anyone who hasn’t seen Zhao’s films The Rider and Songs My Brothers Taught Me, try to find them. They’re great!

  12. Talie says:

    The one upside of her divorce is that she is working more than ever – although I suppose she has to. Still, I hope she get back to her roots one day and does something as raw as Gia or Girl, Interrupted. I hope she has one more performance like that left in her.

    • Lena says:

      Yes I don’t think her passion is acting anymore-in fact she has said that from what I recall. Divorce among the wealthy (and not so wealthy) is insanely expensive.

    • Katya says:

      I suspect Angelina is aiming to be financially independent of Brad — regarding the children — to cut down on future disputes.

  13. Lizzie says:

    If I had to guess marvel has probably been trying to tap Angie for a role for a decade and this is just the first movie aligned with her ethos. I mean – who else could you want as a super hero!?

  14. Marianne says:

    I mean personally Richard Madden is what has me the most pumped lol.

    It does seem weird to have both Thor’s in a Thor movie…but Tessa described that she’s a King looking for her Queen. So Im guessing she recruits Jane…and maybe whatever the threat is, they need the help of Thor too….*shrugs*. I dont know.

  15. Poppy says:

    I can’t wait for this… MCU milkshake brings all the stars in their yard!!
    Angelina Jolie you have been missed on the big screen😍

  16. Marty says:

    I’m kind of surprised no Black Panther stuff was mentioned, especially considering how well it did. You’d think Marvel would want to get back that ASAP.

    • Michael says:

      They did mention Black Panther 2. They will likely discuss it more during D23

      • Marty says:

        I meant more than just confirming it was happening, actually having some of the cast there.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Cast may not have been available and there’s newer stuff on the calendar coming ahead of it.

  17. Kebbie says:

    So this officially means no Keanu, right?

    • Michelle says:

      They haven’t cast the villians yet, so Keanu is still a strong possibility. He’s still filming B&T at the moment.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Marvel always has surprises members of the cast who aren’t revealed until the film is actually released. Nobody expected Robert Redford, who had officially said Old Man With a Gun was his last film, to show up in Endgame. There’s plenty of time to announce more cast members.

  18. TheOriginalMia says:

    This phase is the most diverse. I am loving it. My DMs and texts were blowing up last night with all the Marvel news. I’m excited. Marshehala Ali as Blade? Almost passed out. Simu Liu from Kim’s Convenience as Shang Chi? OMG! He was so cute about it too. He asked for an audition last year on Twitter. Auditioned Tuesday before last, screentested last Sunday and got it. He was in shock, but very grateful.

    Less enthused about Jane Foster’s return. But thrilled for the first out superhero in Valkyrie, who according to Tessa Thompson will be searching for her Queen. We’ll see!

    Also…the Fantastic Four! Black Panther 2 and Captain Marvel 2 are on the slate, but they are probably holding on to that for D23, Disney’s Con.

  19. Michael says:

    I do not know if they will do the Jane Foster as Thor storyline from the comics but it is one of the best and most dramatic stories there is. I suspect they might which is why they could life Portman back.

    • FHMom says:

      She was awful in those movies, though. Is the Jane as Thor plot really good?

      • Michael Lawrence Kelly says:

        It is an Oscar bait storyline. Jane has cancer and every time she turns into Thor it makes the cancer worse but she keeps having to do it for various reasons. In the end she is close to death and she still turns into Thor one final time to save lives knowing that it will kill her. She ends up having the chance to say good buy to Thor (Chris) before she turns back into Jane and dies in his arms. Heavy drama

      • FHMom says:

        Thanks. Sounds good

  20. aquarius64 says:

    Thor 4 is called “Thor Love and Thunder” in the rollout. Who came up with that name?

    • NicoleK says:

      It’s directly from the comics

    • Anna says:

      I’m confused. Is that a real name? It sounds fake.

      And is it supposed to be the title of Jane’s movie or Thor IV?

    • sommolierlady says:

      They need a new Jane. Portman was like cardboard in that movie and zero chemistry .

      • dlc says:

        Portman was not good in the Thor movies. But I guess her roles weren’t particularly in them? Kat Deenings popped off the screen in those tho. Portman was good in Closer, horrible is Star Wars. Some actors really need good direction/the right parts to shine.

  21. Ulysse de Carthage says:

    Angie will forever be my girl crush. I find her uniquely attractive inside and out.

  22. Ad says:

    She is a gem simple as that, keep shinninig you are a star Angie.

  23. truth hurts says:

    My Goodness Angie is so beautiful and well deserves her due. I mean she has been an action hero many times before. Marvel was probably a question in her own mind. I think they put her name out there so she could test the waters and see how people would respond and they did. So here she is in all her glory willing to work and do her best as always with her. Her kids probably wanted this as well. Kudos to her. Cant wait til next year. Wait we still have October for Malf . Wow
    In other news don’t stand next to Angie Chris and co. Remember you all had a problem at the GG’s. So bye bro

  24. Sof says:

    Angelina is the reason why I sarted reading this website! I’m happy she is back.

  25. Sumodo1 says:

    I will be 63 next month, over 50 years a Marvel fan. I think I have officially given it up. The movies, Thor excluded, have stars’ personas overshadowing the superheroes. I think I’m done.

  26. Daisy says:

    I’m so excited for Mahershala as Blade. That’s the reboot I didn’t know I needed, little me was OBSESSED with Blade and the vampires.
    Also very excited about Angie and Florence Pugh.

    • lucy2 says:

      I didn’t know Florence got a Marvel gig, good for her. She’s an interesting actress.

      Not much of a Jolie fan so I’m not excited about her news, but I am happy to see more women-centric films here.

      • Daisy says:

        Yeah, Florence is in the Black Widow movie. She’ll be Yelena Belova. It’ll be interesting to know if they’ll make her Black Widow after Natasha’s death like the comics or if she’ll be just on her origins story.

  27. DiegoInSF says:

    So excited to see Salma Hayek AND Angelina Jolie in a movie together!

  28. SM says:

    Where is the world’s no 1 boyfriend, Keanu? He is not on this Marvel train then? Also I am here for Taika, will see anything and everything he does. Goop should take notes, Angelina is so classy about being part of Marvel. Also wasn’t Natalie Portman sort of Goop’ing superhero movies too, like she is too smart and so above this shallow thing? I wonder how she and Taika will get along, looks like she has a stick up her but and he is a kind of person who has no patience for things like that, because he is a permanent goofball.

  29. Flying fish says:

    I just cannot find the appeal to this woman, she always look pale and sickly to me and her acting is mediocre.

  30. Hildog says:

    I know nothing of these superhero movies, but I’m thrilled that Angie is going back in front of the camera. I do hope she increases her caloric intake. Her anorexia doesn’t appear to have gotten any better and it’s starting to age her and affect her looks.

    • Joanna says:

      I don’t think she’s anorexic. Look at her waist, it’s not tiny like she’s been starving herself. I think she’s one of those people who doesn’t gain weight in their limbs, only the stomach area. Meghan Markle is the same way too.

  31. Adrien says:

    How many more Marvel movies till we see a Marvel – Star Wars crossover?

  32. Karen Jones says:

    Angie fits in fine with Marvel robots , considering that she is not a real woman anymore and is all siliconed up and down.

    • Ducky La Rue says:

      “Not a real woman anymore.” Yikes. Aren’t you a lovely human being.

      Anyway, where are all these Marvel robots of which you speak? Other than some in Iron Man, and maybe counting the Vision, I feel like there’s not a large representation of robots in Marvel films. I think you may be confused on both your points.

    • Lightpurple says:

      What exactly makes one a real woman?

      So, those of us who have suffered breast, ovarian, cervical, or uterine cancers aren’t women to you any more? What are we then?

    • A says:

      This is such a snide, disgusting way to talk about a woman who had to have a double mastectomy to save her own life, lol.

      Go take your disgusting attitude somewhere else.

    • ad says:

      You are lucky you are not in her shoes, you don’t know what it is like to be informed that you have the Br gene, it must have been a very hard decision for her to have parts of her organs removed. Bravo to her, brave woman!

  33. Valiantly Varnished says:

    The Marvel reveal was EPIC. They also announced Mahershala Ali as the new Blade!

  34. Hmm says:

    So happy. Richard &Angie seem to feel very comfortable together as friendship. He seems to seek her out during that panel. Not surprising she gives off a very accepting and loving vibe,

    Tessa Thompson also showed love for angie, 🤷🏽‍♀️

    I am already in love with this cast.

  35. A says:

    Angelina Jolie strikes me as the type of woman who wears a lot of sunscreen. And reapplies it religiously every two hours, on the dot.

  36. Lala11_7 says:

    This is what diverse, eclectic and dynamic lineup is what happens when you don’t have a conservative stereotypical CEO running a movie studio

  37. InsertNameHere says:

    I have no desire to see Black Widow – I cant support Scarlett Johansson and her ridiculousness. The thing that drives me crazy is that if the numbers are low because the actress is problematic, they’re going to say it’s because a woman can’t be the lead – that we’re all ladied out from Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman. In fact, I’d bet that Scarlett herself would say it’s sexism and not just that she’s a dillhole. Ugh.

  38. Huh? says:

    The Black Widow movie will do just fine, despite how much you’re hoping it bombs. It won’t. And anyone else out here proclaiming how you won’t see it…please. Your asses will be in the theaters like the rest of us. Your attitude is on the same spectrum as those neckbeards who had a problem with Brie Larson. Different gender, same shitty attitude.

  39. Dalia says: