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- Angelina Jolie is in talks to star in Marvel’s upcoming movie, "The Eternals."
- She’s the latest Oscar winner to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Angelina Jolie is nearing her first superhero movie role.
The actress is in talks for "The Eternals," an upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movie based on legendary comic creator Jack Kirby’s Celestials, and directed by "The Rider" director Chloé Zhao. Multiple outlets, including The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline, reported the news on Wednesday.
Jolie, who won the best supporting actress Oscar for the 1999 movie "Girl, Interrupted," is the latest Oscar winner to join the MCU.
She joins Anthony Hopkins, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lupita Nyong’o, and more who have won film’s most acclaimed prize and also starred in the biggest movie franchise of all time. And there are even more who have been nominated but never won the Oscar, such as Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, and others.
A couple Oscar-winning actors have also showed up in the MCU in blink-and-you’ll-miss-them cameos. Matt Damon, who won best original screenplay for "Good Will Hunting," plays Loki in a stage version of the character in "Thor: Ragnarok." And Jennifer Connelly, who won her Oscar for best supporting actress for "A Beautiful Mind," voices Spider-Man’s computer interface in his suit in "Spider-Man: Homecoming."
Below are 17 Oscar-winning actors who have starred in the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
MCU character: Hela
Notable MCU movies: "Thor: Ragnarok" (2017)
Oscars won: Best supporting actress for "The Aviator" (2004), best leading actress for "Blue Jasmine" (2013)
MCU character: Obadiah Stane/Iron Monger
Notable MCU movies: "Iron Man" (2009)
Oscars won: Best leading actor for "Crazy Heart" (2008)
MCU character: Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel
Notable MCU movies: "Captain Marvel" (2019)
Oscars won: Best leading actress for "Room" (2015)
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