New fan art for Marvel's The Eternals movie imagines what Angelina Jolie would look like as Sersi. Earlier this week, it was reported that Jolie is in talks to star in The Eternals, though the details of her role is currently unknown. If the news is true, it would be Jolie's first role in a superhero movie.
With Marvel's current slate of films wrapping up this year with Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far from Home, Marvel and Disney are looking to the future with three new franchises: Black Widow, The Eternals, and Shang-Chi. Directed by Chloe Zhao and written by Matthew and Ryan Firpo, The Eternals is expected to send viewers back thousands of years into the past and could end up serving as a prequel to the MCU.
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Fan artist BossLogic has posted new art on Twitter which features Jolie as Sersi, a key member of the Eternals and the character that many believe Jolie would play. Rumors have indicated that the film will revolve around a love story between Ikaris and Sersi, who is described as an Eternal "who relishes moving among humans," which doesn't sound far from the character's comic book counterpart. Check out the art below.
In the comics, Sersi is portrayed as a fun-loving Eternal who enjoys partying and interacting with humans. In this aspect, Sersi is different from the rest of her people, who usually avoid contact with mortals and interfering in the affairs of humans. It's for this reason that Sersi is more visible in the superhero community than her fellow Earth-based Eternals. During the early 1990s, Sersi was an important member of the Avengers who fought alongside them in some of their biggest stories, including "Operation: Galactic Storm" and "The Crossing."
Sersi is easily one of Marvel's most powerful heroes. During her days an Avenger, she was often compared with Jean Grey when it came to her potential for destruction. Sersi possesses the ability to rearrange matter on a grand scale.
Though some may that Sersi should be played by a younger actress, it wouldn't be the first time that a key character's appearance was adjusted for a movie. It's also possible that Jolie won't be playing Sersi, and is being eyed for a completely different character. In The Eternals comics, Thena is just as important as Sersi. Thena is the headstrong daughter of Zuras (the patriarch of the Eternals) and the exact opposite of Sersi, in terms of how she treats humans. In any case, it will be interesting to see what happens as the casting process for The Eternals moves forward and more details begin to emerge.
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019