Former Game of Thrones star Richard Madden is reportedly in talks to join the cast of Marvel Studios’ currently-rumored film, The Eternals, according to Variety.

  • Should he sign on, Madden will reportedly play the character Ikaris, an original member of the group of near-immortal beings known as the Eternals.
  • Ikaris is the son of the Eternals known as Virako and Tulayn. His origin is based in the Greek mythology story of Icarus.
  • Madden is best known for his portraying Robb Stark in HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones.
  • He also earned a Golden Globe for his role on the Netflix series Bodyguard.
  • Madden joins Kumail Nanjiani and Angelina Jolie who were in talks to join the film back in April.
  • Jolie is understood to be playing Sersi, “a more outgoing Eternal who has not been afraid to move amongst humankind.”
  • There has been no word on what character Nanjiani might be playing.
  • Marvel declined to comment on the casting of Madden.
  • The film is currently in the pre-production stage with Chloe Zhao signed on to direct. Matthew and Ryan Firpo will write the screenplay.
  • The Eternals is about a human offshoot race known as the Eternals. They along with their foes the Deviants, were created by cosmic beings called Celestials.
  • The Eternals made their comic debut in July 1976.

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