Richard Madden teases more casting announcements for The Eternals
It has been less than two weeks since it was confirmed that Crazy Rich Asians breakout star Gemma Chan, Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk),and two-time Emmy nominee Kit Harrington (Game of Thrones) have been added to the star-studded cast of Marvel Studios’ upcoming The Eternals. However, as it turns out the highly-anticipated film’s official lineup is not yet complete in assembling its already massive ensemble. Speaking with GQ (via Comic Book), Richard Madden, who will be portraying the role of Ikaris, has revealed that fans should expect more big casting announcements from the studio.
“I always get starstruck, yeah,” Madden said. “And there’s some more actors yet to be announced in that lineup which is gonna be crazy.”
The Eternals is based upon Jack Kirby’s comic of the same name. That series introduced a group of immortals called the Eternals and their rivals, the Deviants. Within the comics, Thanos and the other inhabitants of Titan were also Eternals. It’s unclear if the MCU will maintain that connection.
The film will feature a star-studded cast led by Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie and Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden, who are headlining as Thena and Ikaris, respectively. It will also as star Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick) as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff (The Walking Dead) as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) as Phastos, Salma Hayek (Frida) as Ajak, Lia McHugh (The Lodge) as Sprite, Don Lee (Train to Busan) as Gilgamesh, Gemma Chan as Sersi, Barry Keoghan as Druig and Kit Harrington as Dane Whitman/ Black Knight.
Chloe Zhao is directing Eternals from a script by Matthew K. Firpo and Ryan Firpo. It will hit theaters on November 6, 2020.
Recommended Reading: The Eternals by Jack Kirby Vol. 1