Chloe Zhao’s The Eternals has enlisted Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani, Ma Dong-seok, and now (according to The Wrap) we can also add Richard Madden to this esteemed banner.
Madden has had starring roles in Disney’s live-action Cinderella and BBC’s Bodyguard, but he’ll always be well-known as Game of Thrones’ Robb Stark, the King of DA NORF!!! There’s no word on who Madden will be playing in The Eternals, but he’ll probably be playing some form of nobility again. His face and voice were made for that sort of thing.
With its cast and director, The Eternals is shaping up to be the most interesting of the post-Endgame Marvel projects. I’ve said before that Marvel is likely giving Zhao free reign to cook up something special, and perhaps Madden’s casting is Marvel’s way of throwing down the gauntlet in Game of Thrones’ high-fantasy arena.
Marvel’s The Eternals has no official release date, but you’re free to look at Marvel’s upcoming slate here and take a guess which one of those Untitled Marvel’s will be Zhao’s film. I hope it’ll be on one of the soon-ish dates.