From being stabbed at a wedding, to being a bodyguard, to then being Elton John’s former lover, Richard Madden sure has had an exciting and varied career. But it looks as though Madden’s next journey may take him to the far reaches of space, into the realm of superheroes and magic.
According to Den of Geek, Richard Madden who is known for his role in Game of Thrones as Robb Stark, may be the latest actor to join The Eternals. With this news, fans have already speculated that he could be playing the immortal Ikaris.
The new entry into Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is being written by Matthew and Ryan Firpo, and directed by Chloé Zhao. The Eternals will assemble a variety of ancient and cosmically-powered beings who battle against the evil forces known as the Deviants, who were created by Celestials. The Eternals were created by Jack Kirby in 1976 and have continuously appeared in new and exciting stories. Neil Gaiman even wrote a mini-series in 2006 which saw the Eternals lose their memory and original identities.
So far, little is known about The Eternals, but over the last few months we have been receiving some interesting news regarding the cast. Along with Madden, whose role has yet to be confirmed, Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiana, and Ma Dong-Seok have reportedly signed on for roles that have not yet been revealed. Although many people believe that Jolie will be playing Sersi.
We will be sure to update you on The Eternals as news comes in. Hopefully soon we will have a good idea of who is playing who, and perhaps an indication as to what the story may involve, particularly since many, including myself, may not know a great deal about The Eternals and their battle across the universe.
Who do you think Richard Madden will be playing? Let us know in the comments below!
James Lister is a University student in the UK, currently undertaking his Masters degree in Media & Communication. He has a strong passion for everything Marvel, DC, Star Wars, and Anime related.