When The Eternals lastly arrives subsequent February, Angelina Jolie may be simply the most recent in an extended line of big-name film stars to board the Marvel Cinematic Universe, however the argument is also made that she’s additionally one of many studio’s largest acquisitions but.
The MCU may be the preferred and beloved franchise within the enterprise, however their recruitment mannequin has normally been based mostly round hiring youthful rising abilities to headline their superhero blockbusters that can develop into the roles over time, after which surrounding them with an eclectic solid of revered supporting gamers. The method has labored wonders for them thus far, however there have been only a few events that they’ve signed up one of the vital well-known and recognizable stars on the planet.
If the prospect of seeing Jolie showing in Chloe Zao’s intergalactic epic wasn’t sufficient, some followers now suppose that the 45 year-old could possibly be the perfect candidate to direct Captain Marvel 2. In addition to a profession stuffed with important and business success, Jolie has additionally turned her hand to directing lately, though her output hasn’t precisely signaled any type of intentions to deal with a big-budget challenge of that sort of scale.
To this point, she’s directed Bosnian warfare drama Within the Land of Blood and Honey, biopic Unbroken, romantic drama By the Sea and Cambodia-set thriller First They Killed My Father, and whereas there’s been an admirable want to deal with quite a lot of totally different genres, critiques for all 4 of her efforts behind the digicam have been combined at greatest.
The Eternals will mark simply her fourth live-action performing function in a decade, and two of these have been beneath the Disney banner as a part of the Maleficent franchise, so whereas she’s clearly within the good graces of the Mouse Home’s higher-ups, it in all probability appears a little bit to early to contemplate the prospect of Angelina Jolie tackling a $200 million comedian guide sequel like Captain Marvel 2, particularly when she’d want to start out engaged on it nearly as quickly as The Eternals’ promotional circuit wraps up.