Maleficent star Angelina Jolie said she’s ready to join Disney’s Star Wars franchise after The Eternals.
This fall, Angelina Jolie will reprise her role as the eponymous character in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, a sequel to Disney’s retelling of the classic Sleeping Beauty tale. The following year, Angelina Jolie will portray Thena in Marvel Studios’ The Eternals, marking her second role in a major Disney franchise.
Of course, this leaves the Star Wars film series as one of the only major Disney franchises in which Angelina Jolie has yet to appear. When MTV News asked about the possibility of appearing in a Star Wars film, Angelina Jolie said asked The Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams why she couldn’t join the franchise but the conversation didn’t far enough to work out any details. Angelina Jolie then discussed how excited she was to join Marvel Studios’ The Eternals and work with director Chloé Zhao.
You can check out the video below to hear Angelina Jolie’s full comments on Star Wars and The Eternals.
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Directed by Chloé Zhao from a script written by Matthew K. Firpo & Ryan Firpo, Marvel Studios’ The Eternals stars Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Gemma Chan, Kit Harington, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, Don Lee, and Barry Keoghan. The Eternals is scheduled to be released in theaters on November 6, 2020.
Meanwhile, the main Star Wars saga is set to conclude with the release of The Rise of Skywalker. Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. The film will be released in theaters on December 19, 2019.
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Source: MTV News
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.