Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek have both stepped into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Eternals. Although the movie was criticized brutally and more so disliked than the opposite, there was a great number of characters introduced who caught the eye of the audience. Amongst them were Jolie’s Thena and Hayek’s Ajak. The Eternals are canonically one of the strongest in the MCU.
So far the franchise has seen some incredible villains. From Thanos to Kang the Conqueror, there has been a good amount of villains who have posed a genuine threat to the Avengers and the entire multiverse. Although there were many instances where the Eternals could have interfered and made things much easier for the villains. However, it was against the rules, but both Jolie and Hayek had something to say about going head-to-head against Thanos.
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Angelina Jolie And Salma Hayek’s Opinions On Thanos
Both Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek understand that the power dynamic is drastically different for characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as compared to the characters in Marvel Comics. So the first question Jolie asked was regarding the extent of Thanos’s powers.
“Yeah.” Hayek stated. “Absolutely. Thena would have taken him on her own!”
Both the actors admitted that it would be quite easy to defeat Thanos with their powers. In fact, according to them, Thena could defeat him on her own. According to the comics, every character in the Eternals’ team has so much power that they could easily challenge each other and destroy any foe that was put in front of them.
“Because I had to fight. Even fighting Ikaris and saying, ‘But wait. Can I bounce his eyes back at him with my shield?’ You have lots of questions.”
However, they did not have their original powers in the movie. Instead, even with the limitations they had, they could very easily defeat Thanos in a single fight.
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Angelina Jolie Thinks She Could Have Defeated Ikaris
There are a lot of differences between the characters the fans got to see on the big screen and those within the pages of comic books. The Eternals that are present in the comics are much more powerful as compared to those that were seen in the movie. These differences are very much known by Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek.
“And we were divided into groups. Ones that were more physically, they had superpowers that were more physically for battle. Some that were more intellectual powers, like transformation or me healing that were not so much for typical war. But, they were used, so I thought that was the interesting thing.”
Thena can fly in the comics and that would have given her a lot of mobility. This even led Jolie to believe that she could easily defeat Ikaris.
Eternals is now streaming on Disney+.
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