Salma Hayek in Talks for the Increasingly Ridiculous Cast of Marvel’s The Eternals

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It looks like director Chloe Zhao will be commanding a very eye-grabbing cast for Marvel’s The Eternals. The Wrap was first to report that Salma Hayek is in talks for a role in the movie, which already counts Richard Madden and Kumail Nanjiani among its cast and has Angelina Jolie circling a role, too. (According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jolie has not yet closed on a deal.) The Eternals will be based on a comic-book series created by Jack Kirby in 1976, and it concerns multiple groups of powerful beings: the almost immortals called Eternals and the scary ones known as Deviants, both of which were created by cosmic beings known as Celestials. Cool names! Hayek’s potential role is so far undisclosed, but Madden will reportedly be playing the Eternals leader, Ikaris. Ikaris is more than 20,000 years old, and if we might say so, he’s looking great.

Salma Hayek in Talks for Marvel’s The Eternals