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Angelina Jolie confirms role in upcoming The Eternals as she leads the stars at Marvel panel

Angelina Jolie confirmed her role in The Eternals during the Marvel panel at Comic-Con in San Diego on Saturday. 

The 44-year-old Oscar winner will be joining Richard Madden, Salma Hayek and Kumail Nanjiani for the superhero saga due out in November 2020.

‘I’m so excited to be here! I think what it means to be a part of the MCU, what it means to be an Eternal, what it means to be in this family,’ she said to the crowd of excited fans.

‘We’ve all read the script and we know what the task is and so we are going to work very, very hard,’ she added, according to JustJared.

Big news: Angelina Jolie confirmed her role in The Eternals during the Marvel panel at Comic-Con on Saturday

Big news: Angelina Jolie confirmed her role in The Eternals during the Marvel panel at Comic-Con on Saturday

Angelina cut a glamorous figure in a black peekaboo cocktail dress that went off the shoulder at the right side.

She graciously stretched her hand out to the excited fans as she crossed the stage before addressing the audience.

The ex of Brad Pitt will be playing the character Thena in the film, which is to be directed by Chloe Zhao, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Also in the star-studded cast list of The Eternals is Don Lee, who is playing Gilgamesh and joined his co-stars onstage this Saturday.

Legend: The 44-year-old Oscar winner will be joining Richard Madden, Salma Hayek (pictured) and Kumail Nanjiani for the superhero saga due out in November 2020

Legend: The 44-year-old Oscar winner will be joining Richard Madden, Salma Hayek (pictured) and Kumail Nanjiani for the superhero saga due out in November 2020

Thrill of it all: 'I¿m so excited to be here! I think what it means to be a part of the MCU, what it means to be an Eternal, what it means to be in this family,' Angelina said

Thrill of it all: ‘I’m so excited to be here! I think what it means to be a part of the MCU, what it means to be an Eternal, what it means to be in this family,’ Angelina said

Gracious: 'We¿ve all read the script and we know what the task is and so we are going to work very, very hard,' she added, according to JustJared

Gracious: ‘We’ve all read the script and we know what the task is and so we are going to work very, very hard,’ she added, according to JustJared

Chic to the hilt: Angelina cut a glamorous figure in a black peekaboo cocktail dress that went off the shoulder at the right side

Chic to the hilt: Angelina cut a glamorous figure in a black peekaboo cocktail dress that went off the shoulder at the right side

What a lineup: Also in the star-studded cast list of The Eternals is Don Lee (left), who is playing Gilgamesh and joined his co-stars onstage this Saturday

What a lineup: Also in the star-studded cast list of The Eternals is Don Lee (left), who is playing Gilgamesh and joined his co-stars onstage this Saturday

Respect for the material: Marvel boss Kevin Feige introduced the project onstage and described the upcoming movie as 'full on Jack Kirby'

Respect for the material: Marvel boss Kevin Feige introduced the project onstage and described the upcoming movie as ‘full on Jack Kirby’

Who's who: Jack Kirby was the comic book artist and writer who devised not only The Eternals but also such enduring Marvel characters as Captain America

Who’s who: Jack Kirby was the comic book artist and writer who devised not only The Eternals but also such enduring Marvel characters as Captain America

Eternals cast member Lia McHugh could be spotted standing between Don and Salma, who plays the character Ajax.

Marvel boss Kevin Feige introduced the project onstage and described the upcoming movie as ‘full on Jack Kirby.’

Jack Kirby was the comic book artist and writer who devised not only The Eternals but also such enduring Marvel characters as Captain America.

Richard looked every inch the Hollywood hunk as he appeared onstage in a black T-shirt that showed off his toned arms.

Trio: Eternals cast member Lia McHugh could be spotted standing between Don and Salma, who plays the character Ajax

Trio: Eternals cast member Lia McHugh could be spotted standing between Don and Salma, who plays the character Ajax

Dashing: Richard looked every inch the Hollywood hunk as he appeared onstage in a black T-shirt that showed off his toned arms

Dashing: Richard looked every inch the Hollywood hunk as he appeared onstage in a black T-shirt that showed off his toned arms

Side by side: The Scottish heartthrob could be spotted standing onstage next to Kumail, whose grey polo shirt clung to his musclebound torso

Side by side: The Scottish heartthrob could be spotted standing onstage next to Kumail, whose grey polo shirt clung to his musclebound torso

The Scottish heartthrob could be spotted standing onstage next to Kumail, whose grey polo shirt clung to his musclebound torso.

Like Angelina, Kumail did a bit of glad-handing with audience members as he strolled across the stage to join his fellow Eternals.

Salma, whose stylish ensemble included a heart pendant, addressed the multi-ethnic casting of the film, according to TooFab.

She praised The Eternals’ inclusion of ‘people who never felt represented in superheroes … I am proud to have a diverse family.’

Smiles all around: Like Angelina, Kumail did a bit of glad-handing with audience members as he strolled across the stage to join his fellow Eternals

Smiles all around: Like Angelina, Kumail did a bit of glad-handing with audience members as he strolled across the stage to join his fellow Eternals

Speaking out: Salma, whose stylish ensemble included a heart pendant, addressed the multi-ethnic casting of the film, according to TooFab

Speaking out: Salma, whose stylish ensemble included a heart pendant, addressed the multi-ethnic casting of the film, according to TooFab

Fabulous: She praised The Eternals' inclusion of 'people who never felt represented in superheroes ... I am proud to have a diverse family'

 Fabulous: She praised The Eternals’ inclusion of ‘people who never felt represented in superheroes … I am proud to have a diverse family’

The Frida star spoke into the microphone while standing beside Bryan Tyree Henry, who will also feature as one of the Eternals.

Stood on Bryan’s other side was another Eternal Lauren Ridloff, the first deaf person to play a Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero.

One of the other bombshell announcements at the panel was that Natalie Portman will come back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

She will be in the fourth Thor movie subtitled Love And Thunder after being absent from the franchise since its 2013 second installment The Dark World.

Glittering cast list: The Frida star spoke into the microphone while standing beside Bryan Tyree Henry, who will also feature as one of the Eternals

Glittering cast list: The Frida star spoke into the microphone while standing beside Bryan Tyree Henry, who will also feature as one of the Eternals

Milestone: Stood on Bryan's other side was another Eternal Lauren Ridloff, the first deaf person to play a Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero

Milestone: Stood on Bryan’s other side was another Eternal Lauren Ridloff, the first deaf person to play a Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero

Icon: One of the other bombshell announcements at the panel was that Natalie Portman will come back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Icon: One of the other bombshell announcements at the panel was that Natalie Portman will come back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

History: She will be in the fourth Thor movie subtitled Love And Thunder after being absent from the franchise since its 2013 second installment The Dark World

History: She will be in the fourth Thor movie subtitled Love And Thunder after being absent from the franchise since its 2013 second installment The Dark World

Thor: Love And Thunder director Taika Waititi revealed that Natalie, who hitherto played Jane Foster in the films, will become a female Thor.

In a thrilling symbolic gesture, he handed Natalie a gigantic Thor hammer onstage, and the Oscar-winning actress posed up a storm with it.

The Jackie star was stood beside Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor himself, and Tessa Thompson, who features as Valkyrie.

Chris and Tessa were recently united in this summer’s Men In Black International after co-starring in Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Endgame.

The truth is out: Thor: Love And Thunder director Taika Waititi revealed that Natalie, who hitherto played Jane Foster in the films, will become a female Thor

The truth is out: Thor: Love And Thunder director Taika Waititi revealed that Natalie, who hitherto played Jane Foster in the films, will become a female Thor

There it is: In a thrilling symbolic gesture, he handed Natalie a gigantic Thor hammer onstage, and the Oscar-winning actress posed up a storm with it

There it is: In a thrilling symbolic gesture, he handed Natalie a gigantic Thor hammer onstage, and the Oscar-winning actress posed up a storm with it

Dynamic duo: The Jackie star was stood beside Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor himself, and Tessa Thompson, who features as Valkyrie

Dynamic duo: The Jackie star was stood beside Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor himself, and Tessa Thompson, who features as Valkyrie

Undeniable chemistry: Chris and Tessa were recently united in this summer's Men In Black International after co-starring in Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Endgame

Undeniable chemistry: Chris and Tessa were recently united in this summer’s Men In Black International after co-starring in Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Endgame

Taika, who also directed Thor: Ragnarok, warmly held hands onstage with Chris, who cut a dapper figure in a navy blue suit.

Chris complemented his suit with a blue gingham dress shirt and a complementary tie, letting a bit of scruff grow onto his face.

Thor’s brother Loki is getting a self-titled spin-off movie to be released the spring after next, so Tom Hiddleston, who plays the character, hit the stage.

Mahershala Ali was announced to be stepping into Wesley Snipes’ shoes as Blade, so he joined the panel wearing a swanky print suit.  

So sweet: Taika, who also directed Thor: Ragnarok, warmly held hands onstage with Chris, who cut a dapper figure in a navy blue suit

So sweet: Taika, who also directed Thor: Ragnarok, warmly held hands onstage with Chris, who cut a dapper figure in a navy blue suit

Handsome: Chris complemented his suit with a blue gingham dress shirt and a complementary tie, letting a bit of scruff grow onto his face

Handsome: Chris complemented his suit with a blue gingham dress shirt and a complementary tie, letting a bit of scruff grow onto his face

Smoldering stare: Thor's brother Loki is getting a self-titled spin-off movie to be released the spring after next, so Tom Hiddleston, who plays the character, hit the stage

Smoldering stare: Thor’s brother Loki is getting a self-titled spin-off movie to be released the spring after next, so Tom Hiddleston, who plays the character, hit the stage

Two-time Oscar winner: Mahershala Ali was announced to be stepping into Wesley Snipes' shoes as Blade, so he joined the panel wearing a swanky print suit

Two-time Oscar winner: Mahershala Ali was announced to be stepping into Wesley Snipes’ shoes as Blade, so he joined the panel wearing a swanky print suit

The dashing Jeremy Renner could be spotted onstage to promote his upcoming event series about his Avengers character Hawkeye.

Next fall will see the release of The Falcon And The Winter Soldier, about two characters played respectively by Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan.

Both actors, who are veterans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, spoke onstage together and demonstrated their chemistry.

Anthony was holding the massive star and stripes shield commonly identified with Captain America, a character who has left the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Singing star: The dashing Jeremy Renner could be spotted onstage to promote his upcoming event series about his Avengers character Hawkeye

Singing star: The dashing Jeremy Renner could be spotted onstage to promote his upcoming event series about his Avengers character Hawkeye

Dynamic duo: Next fall will see the release of The Falcon And The Winter Soldier, about two characters played respectively by Anthony Mackie (right) and Sebastian Stan

Dynamic duo: Next fall will see the release of The Falcon And The Winter Soldier, about two characters played respectively by Anthony Mackie (right) and Sebastian Stan

Buddies: Both actors, who are veterans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, spoke onstage together and demonstrated their chemistry

Buddies: Both actors, who are veterans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, spoke onstage together and demonstrated their chemistry

In memoriam: Anthony was holding the massive star and stripes shield commonly identified with Captain America, a character who has left the Marvel Cinematic Universe

In memoriam: Anthony was holding the massive star and stripes shield commonly identified with Captain America, a character who has left the Marvel Cinematic Universe

I, Tonya star Sebastian was a dreamboat in a black and neon yellow shirt he left open over a black tee and matching jeans.

Scarlett Johanssen is getting a spin-off movie as her Avengers character Black Widow, whose real name is Natasha Romanova.

She was there to plug the movie in a tight top with sheer portions that put her enviably chiseled midriff on display.

The fiancee of Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost said: ‘I don’t think I could have played this iteration of Natasha 10 years ago, it would have been a very different film.’

She shared: ‘I get to play Natasha as a fully realized woman and in all of her many facets and I’m excited for fans to see the flawed side of her, and I’m looking to wipe out some of that red in my ledger.’

Rachel Weisz is making her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut with Black Widow, saying onstage: ‘What’s more exciting than the mythology of Marvel movies?’

Stranger Things star David Harbour, a Black Widow cast member, sported a massive beard has he headed out to speak in front of the audience. 

Daily Mail UK

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