Marvel released the first footage from ‘Eternals’, including a blonde Angelina Jolie

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Marvel’s Eternals has been shrouded in secrecy since the film was announced. The story on which the film is based is not very well-known, even to long-time Marvel devotees. The plot is reportedly pretty esoteric, so I’m curious about what director Chloe Zhao does, especially given the all-star cast of Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Gemma Chan, Kumail Nanjiani, Kit Harrington and Richard Madden. The film comes out in November, and we still don’t have a teaser trailer or a full-length trailer. What we have is about 10 seconds of brand new footage buried in this “Marvel Studios Celebrates The Movies” video which dropped yesterday. (Oya covered the Black Panther 2 news in that video.) The whole thing is worth a watch, but if you go to the 2:18 mark, you’ll see the Eternals footage.

Angelina Jolie is blonde!! Well, they gave her a blonde wig to play Thena. Gemma Chan is Sersi, Richard Madden is Ikaris, Kumail is Kingo and Salma is Ajak. If any of that means anything to anyone, please tell me. While Gemma is speaking in her regular British accent, Angelina also seems to be adopting some kind of faux British accent and I’m not sure what that’s about!

Before I forget, I hope some people read Chloe Zhao’s Variety cover story last week, it was wonderful. She’s a pretty low-key person, but I loved her stories about the Oscar campaign, working on Nomadland, pitching Marvel for Black Widow, then taking herself out of the running for it so she could pitch Marvel’s Kevin Feige for Eternals. Zhao’s pitch was two-pronged: she wanted to direct Eternals, but she didn’t want to direct some sh-t that was entirely green-screen/VFX. Zhao fought to have real, practical locations and she even put together a “sample reel” for Feige and the Disney higher-ups, showing them what could be done with real locations, a real sunset, real outdoors. Feige told Variety: “And I had to keep saying, ‘This is right out of a camera; there’s no VFX work to this at all!’ Because it was a beautiful sunset, with perfect waves and mist coming up from the shore on this giant cliffside — really impressive stuff.” We’re through the looking glass, people. Studios chiefs are mesmerized by a director shooting beautiful footage in real locations.

Preceding that footage from Eternals was a little bit of a look from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and following the Eternals footage is the announcement of the next phase of Marvel, which will of course dominate theaters every three months for years to come.

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58 Responses to “Marvel released the first footage from ‘Eternals’, including a blonde Angelina Jolie”

  1. Silver Charm says:

    The blonde reminds me we’re not getting a Salt sequel. 😢

    • Myra says:

      I feel like they begged her and she said nah. She is going back to acting now so you never know.

      • SarahCS says:

        I would be there front and centre for that. I loved Salt and recommend it to anyone who will listen (hi mum). It’s perfect for a follow up, come on!

  2. Marie says:

    As someone who comes from a country where only 1% of the population has been vaccinated, I will have to wait for the DVD release. It still seems pretty surreal to me that we are getting 5 new MCU movies in less than a year.

  3. Noki says:

    Nah Angelina can never pull off blonde for some reason. She always looks washed out and always gets the stringiest of wigs.

  4. Cantaloupe says:

    I love Gemma’s voice and accent. She’s Sersi in this but played Minn-erva in Captain Marvel so she’s a double Marvellian. Angelina looks good.

    Salt was not my cuppa tea; if you’re going to go over the top, make sure it’s in another reality (like a Marvel film). Spy thrillers that are so over the top like that turn me off (like Tom Cruise and his MI films excepting the first one; incidentally TC was going to be the titular character in Salt but he dropped out or something).

  5. Becks1 says:

    I know this may be blasphemy to many here, but I am not the biggest AJ fan when it comes to her acting (personally she seems like a strong and good person). I never get invested in any of her characters.

    So that said, I’ll probably watch this but more for the story and the others like Gemma Chan, Richard Madden etc.

    • whateveryousay says:

      Yeah same. Runs and hides. Also based on what Feige has said, Gemma is the main character for this? So will be interested to see what this is about.

    • cassandra says:

      There’s no role of hers that stands out for me except for Tomb Raider. I would actually 100% be into a new Angelina Jolie Tomb Raider movie.

      I have a lot of lusty feelings for Richard Madden though

    • Lucy2 says:

      Same here. Maybe it’s because she’s so famous off screen, but I only ever see Angelina, not a character.

      I wish I enjoyed the Marvel movies more, because the supply of them seems endless. I’ve seen quite a few of them, but I really only liked Black Panther and Captain Marvel.

    • Lily P says:

      agree especially her newer stuff, it’s always very obvious it’s Angelina Jolie on the screen – I don’t tend to get transported. Having said that, her 90s films were great so maybe it’s, a) the genres and b) the fact she’s such a big name.

      edit: oops basically the same as @lucy2!

    • Case says:

      Same. She never gets lost in a role so it’s hard to get attached to her characters.

    • Kebbie says:

      I liked her in Salt and Mr and Mrs Smith. But I agree with the others, I have never forgotten I was watching Angelina Jolie act. I like her as a person a lot though.

      And Gemma is mesmerizing on screen.

    • Kaykay says:

      I agree, she’s not that versatile. I do however LOVE her as Lara Croft. No one does her better in my opinion, and similar roles fit her well. I like the movies The Bone Collector, Tomb Raider, Gone in 60, Mr & Mrs, Wanted. I don’t like her in dramas .

    • Rainbow says:

      She’s more of a movie star than an actor, but we need both, don’t we? Movie stars generate massive interest in films.

  6. Lauren says:

    I’m so happy that we finally got dates for phase 4! The cinemas are reopening in Italy, and by the time Black Widow comes around I should be partially vaccinated (I’ll just double mask and sit in the back row to avoid people) so I can’t wait!

  7. SM says:

    I am here for Richard Madden. I just recently got to watching the Bodyguard, I am fully on board for Richard. Love the grey in his hair.

  8. Sofia says:

    As someone who is a Marvel fan, I join the sentiment expressed by other fans that I too have no idea what it’s going to be about lol. I’ll watch it because I pretty much watch all things Marvel. Haven’t watched Nomadland so I’m not familiar with Chloe’s work but again, I’ll watch it.

  9. Lily P says:

    I’m a sucker for Marvel escapism and I’m excited for Chloe’s take on it – it does look different and the 5 seconds of cinematography look beautiful. Also AJ looks awesome in that screenshot/still, it might be the first time the blonde look works!

  10. Merricat says:

    Lol. British accents for characters from Greek mythology and legends. Okay.
    I am only guessing based on the names.

  11. Sierra says:

    2 seconds with Angelina and that sword was enough to trend worldwide yesterday. Marvel knows the power of Angelina Jolie.

    I am beyond excited for the next phase and all of them look good. Just waiting for Loki series to start.

  12. Hmn says:

    I thought that was Salma Hayek talking at the beginning? Can’t wait to watch more Angelina Jolie movies. Twitter has been thirsty for a salt sequel lol

  13. Watson says:

    Chloe Zhao is killing it!! To have an Asian female director working on such a massive project is huge. I predict great things

  14. Mireille says:

    Angie’s using a British accent in this movie? The footage was less than 4 seconds. There was a voiceover in the beginning, but was that her? Anyway, looking forward to watching a blond Angelina twirling a sword like a warrior goddess speaking in her natural voice or “faux” British accent — whatever. Looking forward to ALL the Marvel movies coming out. After all I’ve been through these past 3 years, I want to see movies where the good guys take on the bad guys — and hopefully win.

    Also looking forward to her getting back to more acting jobs — if she chooses to. Outside of her action films, she was great in Changeling, Gia, Girl Interrupted, and A Mighty Heart.

    BTW, Angelina is naturally a blonde. She’s been dyeing her hair dark for many years now.

    • Kaykay says:

      I bet my bitcoin she’s a natural caramel brunette. She was blonde as a baby, but not at this age.

  15. Case says:

    This next phase of Marvel is shaping up to be much more experimental, and I’m so here for it. I fear it won’t have the “warmth” of the other films since we’re getting so many new characters we’re not used to, but hopefully that will change in time.

  16. Serena says:

    I can’t wait for The Eternals!

    Also, didn’t know Kit Harrington and Richard Madden woukd reunite in this, I kinda feel like fangirling a bit.

    • Eve says:

      @Serena:

      I was surprised too, went to IMDb to check and he plays a character named Dane Whitman.

      • Courtney B says:

        Dane Whitman is Black Knight so we’ll be seeing quite a bit of Kit in the future I think.

  17. Charlotte says:

    To be honest, I really like Angelina with this Blonde wig!! Yeah, the color is Beautiful and looks very good on her!! I cannot wait to see the movie!! 😋

  18. Desdenova says:

    I am looking forward to this!

    This is the only movie from marvel makes me excited, like a historic movie. The heroes are old, ancient. And the movie timeline is 2000 years long.

    I feel like its going to be like Alexander, but good. I’d like to see Angie fighting with a sword.

  19. LOL says:

    On fire 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  20. Kay says:

    Chloe Zhao comes from a very wealthy family and gone to expensive private schools. I respect Taylor Sheridan who wasn’t wealthy and has worked hard to become a writer and director – I hope his film Those Who Wish Me Dead does really well. I’m glad Angelina worked with him I hope he gets more recognition for his work.

    • Courtney B says:

      I’m fully vaccinated and that’s going to be my first movie in a theater in over a year. Love her.

  21. Lively says:

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  22. Blues clues says:

    Angie rocks.. brunette, dirty blonde or any color. People can criticize her acting it’s a personal preference. Thing is you still watch. Boom
    And yes Gemma has the semi lead but guess who was trending worldwide guess whose picture is splashed on the thumbnails. Umkay salty haters

    • Eve says:

      @Blues Clues:

      LOL…Love your comment! But more like sour haters, non? I mean, salt tastes good.

      The still showing Jolie as Thena holding the sword like the badass she is has been the most reproduced image from the video since yesterday but noooooooo let’s find a way to make her look like she’s just a secondary character.

      The “lead” role (IF we can talk in such terms) is Ikaris and that’s because he’s the leader of the Eternals — since he has a romantic relationship with Sersi this may give the false impression she’s a bigger character.

      • Eve says:

        By the way, when I went to check on IMDb for Kit Harington’s info, guess what still/image was holding the video Marvel released yesterday. I’ll give you a hint: it wasn’t the original opening narrated by Stan Lee, nor Black Widow footage and — concerning especifically Eternals — not Hayek on a horse, or the beautifully shot of the cliff or the Bollywood scene.

        Yep, that’s right: the still holding the video shows this blond woman holding a sword.

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    • Desdenova says:

      @Blue Clues you are right!

      Hating AJ must be rewarding business. I think she is a good actress, I mean as I see people really didn’t like new thomb raider, because they wanted to see AJ, there was never a SALT sequel because AJ said no and studios said no ne else will do.

      I really think she carries the roles she play.

      And ı thought hair was good too.

  23. Kay says:

    Angelina is the biggest star in the Eternals she was paid the most – highest paid actress in the world and she decided which part to play.

  24. Darla says:

    I honestly can’t wait for The Eternals and I think the whole cast is fire.

  25. Joan Callamezzo says:

    Chills down my spine and I’m tearing up watching this trailer. I am so pumped for the next phase of the Marvel Universe!

  26. MerlinsMom1018 says:

    Probably the only person in the known universe that has NEVER seen a Marvel movie, but because I ❤ Angelina and have watched everything she’s been in (no matter HOW painful the movie is) I will certainly watch this, thereby cementing my position as my son in laws favorite.

  27. Courtney B says:

    I’m not super excited about this yet. But I’m an OG6 MCU girl so I’m still getting past the loss. :) But I’m marvel’s bitch and I’ll be there opening night. And they always surprise me. I didn’t think I’d like Guardians of the Galaxy—a talking tree, a sarcastic raccoon? Wtf? And it’s a favorite. I never underestimate them.

  28. Kay says:

    She is actually blond – aren’t her eyelashes blond without the mascara – I think there is a picture of her without the mascara and she has blond eyelashes. Her mother used to dye her hair dark when she was a kid. Her hair colour looks better lighter not too dark. I liked her hair in Wanted.

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