Marvel is making an Eternals movie and the studio already has a star-studded cast picked out.
Angelina Jolie (Maleficent, Wanted), Richard Madden (Game of Thrones), Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley), Lauren Ridloff (The Walking Dead), Brian Tyree Henry (Hotel Artemis, Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse), Salma Hayek (Frida, Desperado), Lia McHugh (The Lodge), and Don Lee (Unstoppable) all appeared on stage at Marvel’s San Diego Comic Con panel on July 20 to confirm their roles in the film, which will release Nov. 6, 2020.
Jolie will take on the role of Thena, Madden will play Ikaris, Nanjiani will take Kingo, Ridloff will play Makkari, Henry will take on the role of Phastos, Hayek is playing Ajak, McHugh will be Sprite, and Lee is set to be Gilgamesh. Each character roughly corresponds to a god or hero from myth because, as their name suggests, the Eternals are near immortal beings who have been around since the dawn of humanity. They were created by the Celestials, who previously made an appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
The movie will be directed by Chloé Zhao, whose previous credits include The Rider and Songs My Brother Taught Me.