Angelina Jolie as Thena suffers from dementia in Eternals, confirms producer
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Angelina Jolie as Thena suffers from dementia in Eternals, confirms producer

Eternals marks Angelina Joli's debut in the MCU universe.

Aishwarya Vasudevan
Oct 12, 2021
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With every update about Eternals, MCU fans have growing impatience for the release of the film. The Marvel movie features new cast members joining the MCU universe. Among them, the most exciting name is Angelina Jolie who plays the role of Thena in Eternals. Her short appearances in the teaser, trailer and other promos have sent the Internet into meltdown and they can't wait to witness what's in store by Angelina for the fans. 

Now, during an interaction with Screen Rant, the producer of Eternals Nate Moore revealed that Angelina's character suffers from memory loss in the film. He said that the reason behind the dementia is her advanced age in the film. Interestingly, Thena's memory loss angle is inspired by the comics titled Mahd Wy'ry

Nate told the entertainment portal, "She has a tragic story in our film in that she comes down with something called Mahd Wy’ry. It's a version of dementia, because of the number of memories they have, they become unstuck in their mind, so she starts to forget exactly when she is."

The producer added that so through the course of Eternals, Gilgamesh played by Don Lee becomes Thena's protector. He further revealed that when Thena and Gilgamesh are found in the modern-day, they're are living off the grid in a cabin in Australia. As Thena is too dangerous to have around humans, they live far away. 

Nate concluded by saying, "So, it's a fun arc for Angelina to play."

This will surely set the bar high for Eternals now, know about the character arc of Angelina's character Thena which is on its path to becoming an iconic fictional figure. 

Eternals is directed by Chloé Zhao, who recently won the Academy Award for Best Director. The film has a kickass ensemble cast including Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Harish Patel, Kit Harington and Salma Hayek.

Eternals is slated to hit the big screens on November 5, 2021. 

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