Angelina Jolie just made a very surprising career announcement

Here’s what we know…

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Here’s what we know…

Angelina Jolie is one of the most talked about women in the world, with the public pouring over her latest news and updates from her recent divorce settlement to her dramatic new look.

This week however, the 44-year-old has been making headlines for a different reason, as she made a huge career announcement.

Angelina Jolie is joining the Marvel Universe.

Yes, really.

The actress made a big surprise announcement at San Diego's Comic Con, confirming that she will be playing Thena in the next instalment of Marvel's The Eternals.

Speaking of the role, Angelina explained: 'I'm going to work 10 times harder because, I think what it means to be a part of the MCU and what it means to be part of this family, we know what the task is ahead.'

She continued: 'We know what you deserve… we are all going to be working very, very hard. I'm thrilled, thank you so much.'

It was rumoured earlier this year that Angelina was in talks with Marvel to star in the upcoming superhero movie, but it was not known which role she would be playing until this week, but it looks like she will be in good company, with Chloe Zhao set to direct the film and Matthew and Ryan Firpo writing the screenplay.

The Eternals, based on the comic, is centred around a species of cosmic humanity, that were created five million years ago, living on earth and shaping its history and civilisations.

An Angelina Jolie performance combined with a Marvel film - we officially cannot wait for this one.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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