The first set photos from Marvel Studios’ Eternals stars Angelina Jolie as the blonde-haired warrior Thena.
The photos show award-winning actor Angelina Jolie as the powerful warrior Thena. Jolie can be seen with blonde hair and a white gown, wading into a river, seemingly to scatter ashes from a black urn. The details surrounding the images, such as whose ashes are being scattered, remain a mystery. Director Chloe Zhao can be seen near Jolie in a few of the photos too, but no other cast members were spotted with Jolie.
Even though Thena is not wearing her Eternal super-suit that was shown in the concept art at D23, her regular, civilian attire has the same color scheme, and she retains her blonde hair. As for where she is or whose ashes she may be spreading, those questions remain unanswered. Thanks to the potential wide-spread nature of Eternals‘ story, this could be Thena on Earth or any number of planets across the galaxy.
In the comics, Thena is a member of the Eternals, a superhuman race created by the Celestials millions of years ago. Thena in particular is one of the Eternals’ greatest warriors and possesses the ability to manipulate cosmic energy, using it to grant herself some measure of invulnerability and immortality, among other things.
Directed by Chloé Zhao with a screenplay by Matthew and Ryan Firpo, Eternals stars Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Angelina Jolie as Thena, Barry Keoghan as Druig, Gemma Chan as Sersi and Kit Harington as Dane Whitman, aka the Black Knight. The film arrives in theaters on Nov 6, 2020.