Wanted Reunion? Angelina Jolie Eyeing Lead in Mark Millar & Stuart Immonen's Empress

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Angelina Jolie is among the actors being considered for the title role in Empress, a film based on Mark Millar and Stuart Immonen's upcoming creator-owned series from Marvel Comics's Epic imprint.

ComicBook.com has learned that the rights to the series have been optioned in a move that could potentially reunite Wanted creator Mark Millar with Jolie, who helped catapult the film to more than $300 million at the global box office.

The comic, which will launch in April, centers on the wife of a galactic dictator, who leaves him, taking her three children along. With the aid of a bodyguard, she takes the kids -- not all of whom want to be free of their father -- to her home world for refuge.

Needless to say, it's not that simple.

Empress is reported to be planned for a trilogy of six-issue miniseries.

It’s rare to have an action role for a 40-year-old actress, which has created a bit of buzz around the part. Jolie is actively courting it, but our sources indicate there are at least two more names in the mix. There are a fairly limited number of age-appropriate female actresses who are action-ready, although obviously Sandra Bullock has the look, is a box office draw and is no stranger to roles that require her to kick some ass (no Mark Millar pun intended there).

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    • _L0Bo_
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    I thought the Epic imprint was gone since the late 80's? Sounds cool.

  1. _L0Bo_ said ... (original post)

    I thought the Epic imprint was gone since the late 80's? Sounds cool.

    They recent relaunched it as a place for creator-owned, I think. Either that or it's still Icon and I was repeating a misreporting from the other site. :)

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