SUNDAY TIMES WEB DESK: Angelina Jolie is in negotiations to make a foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with The Eternals. Though Jolie is no stranger to fantasy films, Maleficent being the case in point, this would be her first stint in a superhero film.

The Oscar-winning actress has chosen the project based on the Jack Kirby-created title about super powered and near-immortal beings known as Eternals and a more monstrous offshoot known as the Deviants that were created by the cosmic beings called Celestials.

The details about the movie are being kept under wraps, but one of the insiders have revealed one aspect to the story that involves the love story between Ikaris, a man fuelled by cosmic energy, and Sersi, who relishes moving amongst humans. It is unclear what character Jolie will play. Marvel had no comment.