Set photos from Marvel Studios Eternals film give us a first look at Angelina Jolie’s Thena.
The photos captured by Daily Mail show Angelina Jolie wearing a blonde wig and white dress as she steps into an English lake. The Daily Mail indicates she is scattering ashes at the lake.
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It’s quite possible Thena could be spreading the ashes of her father Zuras. In the comics, Thena inherits the Eternals’ seat of power from Zuras after he died in battle against the Celestials. This would be an adaptation of Peter B. Gillis, Sal Buscema, and Al Gordon’s Eternals series from 1982.
Not many details about the Eternals have been revealed. However, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige did tell ComicBook.com the story would have a focus on The Celestials.
“It will be a story that will introduce you to this incredibly eclectic group of immortals, they’re the focus of the story. It takes place in our universe — it takes place in the MCU, so you’ll hear mentions and stuff about it but yes, the Celestials go back a long way. We know a little bit about them. The Collector told us about Celestials, Knowhere is the severed head of a Celestial. Ego was involved with them, but we learn much more about their agenda and what they’ve been up to.”
In fact, a banner at D23 appeared to show off Arishem the Celestial Judge. Arishem is the leader of the Fourth Host. He stands upon a pylon in an ancient Incan ruin observing humanity. After 50 years, he will step off the pylon and make a decision on whether to Earth will live or die. (Related: D23 Marvel Banner Teases Arishem the Celestial Judge – Hint at X-Men?)
The Eternals cast has all pretty much been gender-swapped or race-swapped. It includes Richard Madden as Ikaris, Jolie as Thena, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, and Don Lee as Gilgamesh. (Related: Majority of Marvel’s Eternals Cast Are Race and Gender-Swapped from Jack Kirby’s Original Creation)
Kevin Feige also confirmed the film will feature a gay character. He told Good Morning America, “He’s married. He’s got a family, and that is just part of who he is.” (Related: Marvel Studios Boss Kevin Feige Confirms Gay Character for The Eternals: “He’s Married. He’s Got a Family.”)
What do you make of Angelina Jolie’s Thena? Do you think she could be spreading the ashes of her father Zuras? Whose ashes do you think she could be spreading?