Angelina Jolie is already part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe even though the release date of her movie, The Eternals, has been pushed back due to February 2021 to the coronavirus pandemic. However, Jolie could have been a member of the MCU family long before The Eternals if she only accepted to direct and star in Captain Marvel.
OK! published an article with a headline, "Angelina's Major Regret," that suggested the Maleficent actress has been regretting her decision to turn down Marvel Studios' offer to her to direct and have a supporting role in Brie Larson's superheroine movie. Captain Marvel was instead written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.
The tabloid alleged that Jolie turned it down in favor of directing the Netflix film, First They Killed My Father. The movie was based on the real experiences of a survivor of the Cambodian genocide.
"Seeing what Brie has done with the film and the fact that it's turned her into Hollywood's golden girl has made Angie realize that she made a huge mistake," a source said.
Gossip Cop pointed out the reasons why OK! story doesn't make any sense. Firstly, there is no reason for Jolie to feel jealous of the tabloid's claim that the movie gave Larson's a "golden girl" status. Gossip Cop noted that Jolie has long been one of Hollywood's most popular stars.
Secondly, the directorial portfolio of Brad Pitt's ex-wife has been largely focused on dramas. Many of these are also war films. Though the storyline of Captain Marvel was also about "war," it was a different kind of conflict that was usually seen in Jolie's movies.
It was first reported back in 2015 that Jolie was under consideration to direct Marvel's first female-fronted movie. It was also OK! (via CNET) who claimed that the film production company was ready to pay the Tomb Raider actress $20 million to direct the film. Larson hasn't been cast at the time.
Obviously, Jolie did not get the project. It hasn't been confirmed as well if it was indeed offered to her.
In April 2017, Boden and Fleck got hired to direct Captain Marvel. Its filming started in March 2018 while Jolie commenced shooting for Disney's Maleficent: Mistress of Evil in May 2018.
For now, Angelina Jolie's fans would just have to wait for the premiere of The Eternals in which she plays the role of Thena, a fierce warrior in the movie. The movie was originally scheduled to be released on November 6, 2020. It was delayed to February 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.