‘Game of Thrones’ Actor Richard Madden and Angelina Jolie May Be Joining the Marvel Universe

Actors Angelina Jolie and Richard Madden may be joining the Marvel Universe. The two actors are in talks to join the cast of The Eternals, Marvel’s next superhero film. This could mean even bigger success for the two already successful actors. Marvel is known to make big bucks on their movies and The Eternals would likely be another in the long line of the blockbuster hit, record-breaking films the Marvel Universe already has.  

What we know about ‘The Eternals’

There aren’t many details available about The Eternals but we do know Madden, Game of Thrones alum and star of Bodyguard, is in talks to join the cast along with Jolie, who recently starred in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.

Angelina Jolie and Richard Madden.
(L-R): Angelina Jolie and Richard Madden | Michael Loccisano/Getty Images; Theo Wargo/WireImage

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jolie signed on to the project in March 2019. As for Madden, he’s reportedly considering the film, according to The Wrap. Marvel hasn’t released the names of cast members yet likely because the film is in the development stages.

What is ‘The Eternals’ about?

But what’s a comic book without an evil villain? The evil villain in the Eternals is a group known as Deviants. They too were created by the Celestials through genetic experiments. Naturally, good (the Eternals) and evil (the Deviants) must fight, which is where the comic book and film come into play.

Who is directing ‘The Eternals’?

Chloe Zhao will be directing The Eternals. Zhao directed The Rider and Songs My Brothers Taught Me.

Actor Brady Jandreau and director Chloe Zhao.
Actor Brady Jandreau (L) and director Chloe Zhao attend a special screening of “The Rider” at the Writers Guild Theater on April 11, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California. | Amanda Edwards/Getty Images

The Eternals is based on the comic book of the same name Jack Kirby created in 1976, according to Variety. The story takes places millions of years in the past when beings called, Celestials, performed genetic experiments, creating super-powered beings known as the Eternals.

Matthew and Ryan Firpo wrote the script and Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, is producing the film. The Firpo brothers wrote the script, Ruin, about an ex-Nazi captain who goes after his former SS squad to make up for his sins, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Ruin caught the attention of actress Gal Gadot which gave the script traction in the movie industry.   

What character will Madden play?

Madden, if he does join the cast, will play Ikaris, an Eternal.

What character will Jolie play?

According to Jolie’s IMDb page, she’ll be playing the role of Sersi in The Eternals. Sersi is also an Eternal like Ikaris, according to the character’s Marvel profile, and is at least 5,000 years old.

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In modern times, she uses her superpowers to entertain guests at her New York City home when she hosts parties. Her guests have no idea about her real identity and believe her powers are simply party tricks.

Although Jolie’s IMDb page says she’ll be playing Sersi, nothing is official. She may also play Sui-San.

Who else will star in ‘The Eternals’?

While the details surrounding the film aren’t available yet, another big name is attached to the project. Kumail Nanjiani of HBO’s Silicon Valley and The Big Sick is said to be part of the cast although nothing has been confirmed.

What character will Nanjiani play?

As for Nanjiana, his role in the film has yet to be released.