09 Nov 2021 7:21 PM +00:00 UTC

Eternals Star Angelina Jolie Turns Down Potential Solo Film for Thena

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Fans have been clamoring for Angelina Jolie to join a comic book film franchise for years and Marvel Studios obliged. The actress was given a pretty substantial role in the new Phase Four flick Eternals but despite that, some people were still left wanting more. Well, it's safe to assume that Jolie's character Thena, the Goddess of War will have a bright future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and for all we know, she could potentially headline her own solo film down the line.

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Turns out, the idea of doing a standalone project doesn't seem all that appealing to the Hollywood A-lister and if she had things her way, she'd like to stick around in the MCU but under one condition — her Eternals castmates should still be involved.

In an interview with CinePOP (via CBR), the star of Disney's Maleficent said: "I loved being part of the family, so I have no desire to separate from the family. But I would be happy to play her again and explore even more deeply the struggles that she has. I think it’s fun thinking of where they’ve been over the years."

Jolie also added that she's open with the possibility of appearing in other MCU projects outside the Eternals bubble: "We’ve got thousands of years worth of material. We can take her anywhere. I think that’s fun and I like the idea that we can pop up somewhere, maybe in other Marvel movies."

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A solo project centered on Thena is definitely something a lot of fans will be thrilled about and despite her reluctance to star in her own Marvel movie, the clamor from the MCU fandom might just be too much for her to resist in the long run. What I'm trying to say here is never say never. For now, I'm looking forward to seeing what's next for the character.


Marvel Studios' Eternals is now screening in cinemas.