Marvel’s The Eternals Recruits Former Game of Thrones Star Richard Madden
Richard Madden’s Robb Stark didn’t make it through the entire run of HBO’s Game of Thrones. However, Madden may soon be joining a new franchise in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Wrap is reporting that Madden is negotiations to star in The Eternals. That film is based upon Jack Kirby’s Marvel comic of the same name, which introduced two seemingly immortal races on Earth: the ageless Eternals and the deformed Deviants. Details about Madden’s character weren’t disclosed, but his most likely role is Ikaris, the heroic leader of The Eternals.
Madden is currently starring in Netflix’s Bodyguard, and he has also appeared in Cinderella, Klondike, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, and Rocketman.
Angelina Jolie is also lined up to star in The Eternals. Although Marvel has yet to confirm it, it’s widely believed that Jolie will play Sersi. In the comics, Sersi is the most outgoing of the Eternals, and she embraces life alongside humanity. She even joined the Avengers during the ’90s.
Kumail Nanjiani is also playing an undisclosed role in The Eternals alongside South Korean actor Ma Dong-seok. Additional cast members have yet to be announced.
Chloe Zhao is directing The Eternals from a script by Matthew and Ryan Firpo. With the recent casting moves, The Eternals appears to be on track for a release date in 2020.
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