With Marvel Studios and the MCU heading into Phase 4, there are no signs of falling off or slowing down and this latest casting jist adds on to the list of reasons why.
It is being reported that FROM DUSK TIL DAWN actress, Salma Hayek is set to join the cast of Marvel Studios THE ETERNALS. It us being reported is that Hayek is in negotiations to join Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden and Kumail Nanjiani in the Marvel Studios cosmic adventure, which will be directed by Chloe Zhao.
The character Hayek will play is being kept under wraps, but of course as more information becomes available it will be here. Production is set to commence later this year and we may get more announcements at this years San Diego Comic-Con.
Production on Marvel Studios The Eternals is set to begin later on this year. First there was news that Angelina Jolie and Kumail Nanjiani have signed on for key roles, and now it is being reported by The Wrap that Korean actor Ma Dong-seok (Train To Busan, The Outlaws) will make his American film debut in the cosmic superhero flick.
Now of Course Marvel Studios has not revealed any information as whom exactly Dong-Seok would be portraying but it is believed that Jolie may be portraying Sersi.
Since we are talking about The Eternals, That Hashtag Show has heard that Marvel and director Chloe Zhao are specifically looking for an openly gay/bisexual Asian actor in his twenties to play “James.”More than likely that’s not the character’s real name but he’s described as “intellectual, emotional, and has a strong sense of family.” Apparently, How To Get Away With Murder actor Conrad Ricamora is being eyed for the part.
Everyone knows that now we are seeing more and more A-list actors putting their bids into becoming part of the different comic book universes. Now rumor is circulating that Academy Award winner, Angelina Jolie is currently in talks to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Deadline is reporting that sources are saying that the Girl, Interrupted Oscar winner is in talks for Chloe Zhao’s feature The Eternals, about near immortal beings and their more gargantuan antagonists the Deviants who were created by the cosmic beings called Celestials.
This story will give us a a connection to the Mad Titan, Thanos being that is father is an eternal as well we may go into Ego the living planet, who was played by Kurt Russell in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. Now again its not official as of yet but stay tuned to The Mad Titan Podcast as this story develops.
Marvel’s story of super power near-god beings known as The Celestials and their villainous adversaries the Deviants now has its director to bring to life on the big screen for the film The Eternals.
Chloe Zhao director of the film The Rider, which won the C.I.C.A.E. Award at the Cannes Film Festival. It also premiered in the Directors Fortnight and went on to play Telluride and TIFF last year. She will helm the project with the screenplay from Matthew and Ryan Firpo.
Some backstory on The Eternals, the Celestials (beings similar to Ego the Living Planet as seen in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 played by Kurt Russell) experimented on humans creating both races of immortal spin-offs. The Eternals debuted as a comic in July 1976. Also Thanos ,the Mad Titan who disintegrated half of reality is the son of Eternals Mentor and Sui-San, Thanos carries the Deviants gene, and as such, shares the physical appearance of the Eternals’ cousin race. So this film may play into being sort of an origin story to Thanos himself.