Marvel Studios' 'The Eternals' May Also Star Kumail Nanjiani

While we still haven't heard any set confirmations that Oscar winning actress Angelina Jolie actually IS joining the upcoming Marvel Studios feature film The Eternals, we may know who is hypothetically co-starring with her.

Marvel Studios' 'The Eternals' May Also Star Kumail Nanjiani
Kumail Nanjiani
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar nominee Kumail Nanjiani is "in talks" to co-star in the film which will be directed by Chloe Zhao. Zhao will be the first woman to direct a Marvel Cinematic Universe film solo, as Captain Marvel had the duo team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.

Next to nothing is known about the plot a this point, other than THR's source claiming the story will revolve around "the love story between Ikaris, a man fueled by cosmic energy, and Sersi, who relishes moving amongst humans".

We'll of course let you know what we hear about this possible casting.

Thus far, Disney and Marvel Studios have had no comment.

The Eternals is expected to begin filming sometime this summer.


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Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

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