Salma Hayek May Join Marvel’s The Eternals Movie
Marvel may not be ready to talk about its Phase 4 movies just yet, but that hasn’t stopped The Eternals from potentially lining up another star. According to The Wrap, Salma Hayek is the next actress who may join the movie. However, the report didn’t specify which character she would play.
Hayek is best known for her roles in Frida, Desperado, From Dusk till Dawn, Wild Wild West, Dogma, and Once Upon a Time in Mexico. More recently, Hayek starred in How to Be a Latin Lover and The Hitman’s Bodyguard.
Angelina Jolie is rumored to be playing Sersi in the film. After Sersi, the most prominent female Eternal is Thena. It’s possible that Hayek could portray Thena, if that character is in the script.
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Richard Madden (Game of Thrones) is said to be playing Ikaris. Kumail Nanjiani also has an undisclosed role in The Eternals alongside South Korean actor Ma Dong-seok.
The Eternals is based upon Jack Kirby’s comic of the same name. That series introduced a group of immortals called the Eternals and their rivals, the Deviants. Within the comics, Thanos and the other inhabitants of Titan were also Eternals. It’s unclear if the MCU will maintain that connection.
Chloe Zhao is directing The Eternals from a script by Matthew and Ryan Firpo. The Eternals appears to be on track for a release date in 2020.
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