As the Marvel Cinematic Universe moves past the "Endgame" and into its next phase, it's already looking for its new "Avengers"-size hit. Enter "The Eternals," which has already accrued quite an interesting crop of talent, including reported roles for Angelina Jolie and Kumail Nanjiani.
Now, TheWrap is reporting that another familiar face is circling the project, with Richard Madden -- the former Robb Stark on "Game of Thrones" and current Golden Globe-winning star of BBC/Netflix series "Bodyguard" -- in talks to take a part in the flick. According to the trade, there are no details yet about who Madden would be playing, though Jolie is believed to be playing the lead, Sersi (a name that should be familiar to the onetime "Thrones" star -- though TheWrap cautions that no, they're definitely not the same character).
"Eternals" centers around the titular ancient race of human beings created by a cosmic entity known as the Celestials, who possess superhuman abilities and can harness cosmic energy, among other impressive traits. The comic series was created by Marvel legend Jack Kirby in the '70s, and reminds us of a mashup between the "X-Men" and "Guardians of the Galaxy."
Marvel has recruited "The Rider" director Chloe Zhao to helm "The Eternals," from a script by Matthew and Ryan Firpo (“Ruin”). Stay tuned to see who else joins the fold.
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