ETERNALS Producer Nate Moore Reveals Tragic Affliction Suffered By Angelina Jolie's Thena

ETERNALS Producer Nate Moore Reveals Tragic Affliction Suffered By Angelina Jolie's Thena

Eternals producer Nate Moore has revealed some new details about the Marvel Studios movie, sharing the tragic affliction Angelina Jolie's Thena suffers from. Find more details on that after the jump...

Marvel Studios may be ramping up Eternals' marketing campaign, but very little has been revealed about the movie thus far. Clearly, there will be a lot of surprises in store for fans, but when a select number of journalists visited the set of the latest Phase 4 adventure in January 2020, producer Nate Moore did share some fresh intel on Angelina Jolie's Thena. 

The longtime Marvel Studios producer confirmed that the Eternal suffers from "Mahd Wy'ry," a concept lifted straight from the pages of the comic books that's equivalent to dementia. 

"[Thena] has a tragic story in our film in that she comes down with something called Mahd Wy’ry. If you guys are fans of comics, Mahd Wy’ry is something that can beset an Eternal. It's a version of dementia," he explained. "Because of the amount of memories they have, they become unstuck in their own mind, so she starts to forget exactly when she is, so through the course of the movie, Gilgamesh becomes her protector."

"And when we find them in the modern day, they're living off the grid in a cabin in Australia because she's too dangerous to have around humans, so it's a fun arc for Angelina to play."

This is definitely an unexpected twist, but one that gives Jolie a lot to sink her teeth into as Thena. Because of this affliction, chances are the hero will add a uniqueness to the team dynamic, and it sounds like an interesting way to address the age of these characters. 

It will also be interesting to see whether any of the other Eternals might be suffering from "Mahd Wy'ry" to some degree and what this means for Thena in the Marvel Cinematic Universe moving forward.

Eternals is set to be released in theaters on November 5. 

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