The actress and activist was unveiled as part of the cast of the superhero film during San Diego Comic-Con earlier this month (July 2019) and the star reveals that her six children are excited to see mum in a Marvel blockbuster.
"What's really moving to me is that they want to see me strong, and so it's less to see me in a film, but they're just happy I will be strong and having fun," she tells People.
"She's a warrior," Jolie says of the character. "I'm going to have to work very hard to give the Marvel Cinematic Universe the Thena they deserve."
The 44-year-old is also looking forward to teaming up with the film's director, Chloe Zhao, adding, "I think Chloe is going to make a special Marvel film," she adds. "With all the love and respect for the others and what makes them work, we hope to add something new."