A Look at Angeline Jolie’s “Rejected” Costume Designs for Her MCU Character, Thena

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By Black Widow

Angelina Jolie, portrayal of Thena in Marvel’s Eternals introduced a powerful and complex character. As fans were captivated by her performance, the revealing of alternate costume designs in Eternals: The Art Of The Movie book sheds light on the intricate journey to perfect Thena’s superhero attire.

Seven alternative designs showcase the creative evolution of Thena’s look, offering a fascinating glimpse into the world of costume design within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The Chosen Design:

Angelina Jolie’s Thena donned a distinctive white robe-inspired armor paired with an elegant tiara, perfectly encapsulating her regal and fierce character. This final choice stood out from the rejected options.

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Varied Design Exploration:

The revealed alternate designs offered diverse interpretations, drawing inspiration from historical warriors and soldiers. The spectrum included differing colors, styles, and degrees of grandeur.

Diverse Color Palettes:

While most Eternals sported muted outfits, Thena’s white attire contrasted. Some rejected designs incorporated darker tones with green and purple accents.

Historical Influences:

One concept echoed Roman design elements with a red robe, combined with armor and bracelets. Another envisioned a more robe-centric outfit, which may have hindered Thena’s agile combat style.

Modern and Armored Variations:

An alternative design presented a sleek green suit sans robes, showcasing a skin-tight look. Some options bore a resemblance to the DCEU’s Amazonians and Wonder Woman attire, featuring golden armor, helmets, and faceplates.

Weapons and Accessories:

Concept art highlighted Thena’s array of weapons, including swords, daggers, spears, and dual-wielded blades, illustrating her versatility in combat.

Future MCU Ventures:

At the conclusion of Eternals, Thena remained among the surviving Eternals, embarking on a space-bound quest with her companions.

While an official sequel awaits confirmation, Angelina Jolie has hinted at its development. Speculation suggests a Phase 6 release for Eternals 2, where Thena’s captivating journey is set to continue.

The journey to finalize Angelina Jolie’s Thena costume in Marvel’s Eternals was marked by creativity and exploration, with a series of rejected designs showcasing the diverse directions that the character’s iconic look could have taken.

The release of these designs offers fans a glimpse into the intricate process of crafting a superhero’s visual identity within the MCU.