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‘The Walking Dead’ Star Lauren Ridloff Joins Marvel’s ‘Eternals’ Cast

Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

Now that San Diego Comic-Con has officially wrapped, it’s time to look back at some of our favorite news to come out of the event. Since its explosive panel, Marvel is pretty much all anyone is still talking about. From original series such as Wandavision and Loki to Thor 4 and Blade, Marvel had something for everyone. Fans of The Walking Dead were treated to some exciting Marvel news as well. Lauren Ridloff, who plays Connie on the series, was announced as a star of the upcoming MCU film, Eternals. Ridloff will be playing Makkari, Marvel’s first deaf superhero.

Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

The Eternals follows a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations. Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani and Brian Tyree Henry will also star.

“It’s about this group of incredible immortals but through their journey, we really get to explore what it means to be human and humanity on our time on this planet,” Director Chloe Zhao told the Hall H crowd.

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Ridloff quickly became a fan favorite on The Walking Dead when she joined the series in season 9. As the spunky, kind-hearted and brave Connie, Ridloff’s performance has brought a softness to the show. She’s the first deaf character audiences have been introduced to in The Walking Dead universe and has taken that role on with stride. Other projects for Ridloff include guest spots in series such as  Legacies and New Amsterdam. She joins fellow Walking Dead star Danai Gurira in the MCU. Gurira first appeared in Black Panther and recently in Avengers Endgame.

Are you excited to see Ridloff join the MCU? The Eternals will hit theaters on November 6, 2020, and The Walking Dead returns this October!

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