Eternals, The: Richard (Bodyguard) Madden to Join Marvel’s Cast

Richard Madden, star of “Game of Thrones” and SAG and Globe Awards winner for “Bodyguard,” will join the cast of Marvel’s The Eternals.

Angelina Jolie and Kumail Nanjiani are also on board.

Madden will play Ikaris, a member of the human offshoot race known as the Eternals.

Created by Jack Kirby in 1976, the comic book is set millions of years in the past, when the cosmic beings known as the Celestials genetically experimented on humans to create super-powered individuals known as the Eternals, along with the villainous Deviants. The two groups battled each other throughout history. The Eternals also warred with Greek, Roman and Norse deities before leaving Earth to explore the stars.

Chloe Zhao, whose credits include “The Rider” and “Songs My Brothers Taught Me,” is directing “The Eternals” from a script by Matthew and Ryan Firpo. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige is producing the picture.