Salma Hayek to join Marvel's 'The Eternals'? Deets inside

Los Angeles, Agencies | Updated : 30 June 2019, 10:05 AM
Salma Hayek will be next seen alongside Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson in
Salma Hayek will be next seen alongside Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson in "The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard", the sequel to 2017 hit "The Hitman's Bodyguard". (Salma Hayek/Instagram)

The cast of Marvel's "The Eternal" seems to be getting bigger and bigger as actor Salma Hayek is in negotiations to board the project. If finalised, the actor, known for films such as "Frida", "Desperado" and "From Dusk Till Dawn", will join the likes of Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani and Ma Dong-seok in the film. Created by Jack Kirby in 1976, the story of "The Eternals" is set millions of years ago when the cosmic beings known as the celestials genetically experimented on humans to create super-powered individuals known as the Eternals along with the villainous Deviants.

Madden is like to portray lkaris, a man fuelled by cosmic energy and the leader of the group, while the details of Nanjiani and Dong-seok's characters are not yet known. According to The Hollywood Reporter, actor Angelina Jolie is still negotiating with the studio regarding the project.

Chloe Zhao of "The Rider" fame is directing the film from a script by Matthew and Ryan Firpo. Marvel head Kevin Feige is producing. Hayek, 52, will be next seen alongside Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson in "The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard", the sequel to 2017 hit "The Hitman's Bodyguard".

On personal front, Hayek is enjoying the marital bliss. In an interview, Hayek had said that marriage is her “biggest accomplishment”. The “Everly” star tied the knot with businessman Franois-Henri Pinault in 2009 and is thrilled her marriage is “full of love”.

“A good marriage, full of love, is my biggest accomplishment. Home is where my husband is. He is home. Everything outside of the family nucleus is an adventure that you’re living together (as a couple).”

First Published: Sunday, June 30, 2019 08:06 AM
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