Angelina Jolie wears blonde wig as she is seen for the first time on the set of Marvel movie Eternals and she is pictured wading into a lake to scatter some ashes (but whose are they?)

  • Angelina is playing Thena, a member of an immortal alien race to protect humanity from their evil counterparts the Deviants
  • She is set to join Salma Hayek, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Scarlett Johansson and Don Lee 
  • Rachel Weisz - who is set to appear in the upcoming Marvel epic Black Widow - recently praised Angelina's long-awaited debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) 
  • The Eternals is set for release in November 2020

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Angelina Jolie was pictured for the first time on the set of new Marvel movie Eternals on Friday as she took on the role of Thena, a member of the superhero group. 

She looked worlds apart from her usual self as she wore a flowing blonde wig and white dress to wade out into a lake in England to scatter some ashes in ethereal scenes.

Angelina, 44, is set to join Salma Hayek, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Scarlett Johansson and Don Lee in The Eternals, which is due out in November 2020. 

Blonde ambition: Angelina Jolie was seen for the first time on the set of Marvel movie Eternals in the UK and is pictured wading into a lake to spread some ashes (but whose are they?)

Blonde ambition: Angelina Jolie was seen for the first time on the set of Marvel movie Eternals in the UK and is pictured wading into a lake to spread some ashes (but whose are they?)

Spitting image: Angelina transformed into the feisty superhuman character Thena for the filming (R)
Thena as depicted in the popular comic book series

Spitting image: Angelina transformed into the feisty alien character Thena for the filming (R)

At the panel dedicated to Marvel during San Diego Comic Con, Angelina said: '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.

'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. 

Fellow cast-member Scarlett is set to reprise her role as Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, for a spin-off prequel film after her character met her untimely end in Avengers: Endgame.

She previously gushed that it's 'very exciting' to have Angelina Jolie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). 

Stunning: Angelina looked picture perfect as she took direction from a man wearing a wet suit

Stunning: Angelina looked picture perfect as she took direction from a man wearing a wet suit

New role: The star looked almost unrecognisable as she filmed the sombre scenes by the lake
Salute:  Thena is a member of an immortal alien race to protect humanity from their evil counterparts the Deviants

New role: The star looked almost unrecognisable as she filmed the sombre scenes by the lake (R Thena in the comic)

Wading in: Angelina plays Thena, a member of the superhero group and was pictured in a white dress, surrounded by the crew as filming commenced

Wading in: Angelina plays Thena, a member of the superhero group and was pictured in a white dress, surrounded by the crew as filming commenced 

Once a director: Angelina surveyed the footage when back on dry land and was wearing scuba diving shoes so she could walk into the water

Once a director: Angelina surveyed the footage when back on dry land and was wearing scuba diving shoes so she could walk into the water 

Busy: Angelina wrapped up warm in a padded jacket as she took a break in between takes
At work: The star was hard at work during filming of the long-awaited blockbuster

Busy: Angelina wrapped up warm in a padded jacket as she took a break in between takes during filming of the long-awaited blockbuster

One big operation: A wide shot shows just how many people were involved in shooting the one scene

One big operation: A wide shot shows just how many people were involved in shooting the one scene 

New look: As Angelina's look worlds away from her usual brunette tresses
Transformed: The star has hard at working filming the long-awaited blockbuster

New look: As Angelina sported her platinum blonde wig the look was worlds away from her usual brunette tresses

Stunning: The Maleficent star has been hard at work filming her debut in the Marvel franchise

Stunning: The Maleficent star has been hard at work filming her debut in the Marvel franchise

Coming soon: Angelina's co-star Rachel Weisz previously gushed about having her in the franchise
Giddy: She said that it was 'very exciting' to have Angelina in the film

Coming soon: Angelina's co-star Rachel Weisz previously gushed that it's 'very exciting' to have her in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)

Rachel, 34, shared her delight over news that the Angelina will appear in The Eternals with E! News on Sunday, and said 'it's about time' there were more female stars in the sprawling franchise.

Also discussing Salma Hayek and Rachel Weisz's casting in the MCU, as well as Tessa Thompson and Natalie Portman's roles, she said: 'It was amazing. 

'I mean, there’s a lot of women up there that I hugely admire... It’s bananas. 

'I think it’s very exciting. I think it grounds the presence of the MCU in a way. It’s very exciting to see such a diverse group of people. It’s awesome. And it’s about time.' 

Keeping warm: Angelina carried what looked like a hot water bottle in her hand
Cosy: The star ensured she was keeping warm as filming continued

Keeping warm: Angelina carried what looked like a hot water bottle in her hand as she made sure to keep warm

It's all going on: A big fire was created later in the day, with plumes of smoke coming off it, but it remains to be seen why Angelina's character is based in this eery setting

It's all going on: A big fire was created later in the day, with plumes of smoke coming off it, but it remains to be seen why Angelina's character is based in this eery setting

Tentative: It remains to be seen why Angelina is involved in the dramatic ceremony, and whose ashes she will be scattering

Tentative: It remains to be seen why Angelina is involved in the dramatic ceremony, and whose ashes she will be scattering

Superstar: Angelina has had a busy few weeks as in the midst of filming Eternals
Coming soon: She is about to kick off the promotional trail for the Maleficent sequel Mistress Of Evil

Superstar: Angelina has had a busy few weeks as in the midst of filming Eternals she is about to kick off the promotional trail for the Maleficent sequel Mistress Of Evil

Dark: The acclaimed actress will reprise her role as the evil fairy for the Disney fantasy epic, which will also star Michelle Pfeiffer, Elle Fanning and Chiwetel Ejiofor

Dark: The acclaimed actress will reprise her role as the evil fairy for the Disney fantasy epic, which will also star Michelle Pfeiffer, Elle Fanning and Chiwetel Ejiofor

Angelina has had a busy few weeks as in the midst of filming Eternals she is about to kick off the promotional trail for the Maleficent sequel Mistress Of Evil.

The acclaimed actress will reprise her role as the evil fairy for the Disney fantasy epic, which will also star Michelle Pfeiffer, Elle Fanning and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Following the release of Endgame in May, Marvel boss Kevin Feige announced the next phase of movies at San Diego Comic Con in July.

Along with Black Widow and The Eternals, a third Thor film titled Love and Thunder is set for release in November 2021, as well as the sequel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

The Eternals is set for release in November 2020.

Big films: Following the release of Endgame in May, Marvel boss Kevin Feige announced the next phase of movies at San Diego Comic Con in July.

Big films: Following the release of Endgame in May, Marvel boss Kevin Feige announced the next phase of movies at San Diego Comic Con in July.

Out soon: Along with Black Widow and The Eternals, a third Thor film titled Love and Thunder is set for release in November 2021, as well as the sequel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Out soon: Along with Black Widow and The Eternals, a third Thor film titled Love and Thunder is set for release in November 2021, as well as the sequel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

So many questions: Fans will have to wait and see Angelina fares in her long-awaited debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

So many questions: Fans will have to wait and see Angelina fares in her long-awaited debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Out soon: The Eternals is set for release in November 2020

Out soon: The Eternals is set for release in November 2020

Angelina Jolie is seen for the first time on the set of Marvel movie Eternals

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