With Avengers: Endgame done and as we get ready for Phase 4, we’re going to be seeing some new heroes joining the MCU world. Coming to theaters November 6th, 2020, we’re going to be getting a movie about a group of powerful humanoids whose duty is to defend Earth. These people are the Eternals. The Eternals is going to be playing in theaters in Fall 2020. Today in D23, Marvel Studios has revealed the main cast for the group and their roles of The Eternals. Some of these actors is from the well known series Game of Thrones, The Walkind Dead and even some Marvel titles.
Richard Madden as Ikaris
Game of Thrones’ Madden will portray the multi-talented, immensely powerful Ikaris. As one of the most prominent Eternals, Ikaris often serves as the leader of his people and an envoy to the outside world. Ikaris’ true name is unknown. He adopted his current name in tribute to his deceased son Icarus, a boy who inspired the doomed mythological hero.
Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo
Nanjiani, known for his stand-up act and comedic roles up until now, will play Kingo – an Eternal from a small mountainous village in 16th century Japan who, in the comics anyway, has parlayed his Samurai skills into a career as a movie star.
Lauren Ridloff as Makkari
The Walking Dead’s Ridloff will be playing the first deaf superhero in the MCU. Makkari is a speedster engineer in the comics who early humans thought was the Olympian god Hermes.
Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos
Henry (Atlanta, Spider-Man: Into the Multiverse) has landed the role of Phastos, an ambivalent weapon-smith who ancient humans once connected to Mount Olympus’ Hephaestus.
Salma Hayek as Ajak
Hayek is the mighty Ajak, a centuries-old champion who humans have previously mistaken for the Aztec deity Quetzalcoatl.
Lia McHugh as Sprite
McHugh will play Sprite, the impish prankster Eternal who physically resembles a child and is often admonished for overly playful behavior.
Don Lee as Gilgamesh
South Korean actor Ma Dong-seok (Train to Busan) – aka Don Lee – has joined the cast as Gilgamesh – aka The Forgotten One. Gilgamesh is the physically strongest Eternal, once shunned by the other Eternals.
Angelina Jolie as Thena
Jolie is playing scholar and warrior Thena, who’s basically The Eternals’ answer to the Greek goddess Athena. In fact, in the movie it could be that the Eternals ARE the beings who humans saw as Greek gods, whereas in the comics they’re separate entities, and the Eternals started out as the official representatives of Greek gods on Earth
Kit Harington as Black Knight
Game of Thrones star Kit Harington has signed on to play Black Knight, who will be debuting in the Eternals movie. Not an Eternal himself, Black Knight is the inheritor of a chivalrous mantle and the wielder of the magical Ebony Blade. In the comics, the moniker (and castle) were passed down to Dane Whitman (Harington), from his uncle Nathan, who, unbeknownst to Dane, was an evil version of the Black Knight. Black Knight fought alongside the Defenders and was also a member of the Avengers.
Gemma Chan as Sersi
Chan (who already appeared in the MCU as Minn-Erva in Captain Marvel) and Keoghan (Chernobyl) are reportedly in talks to join the film. Their actual roles are unknown right now though Chan seems like a perfect fit for Sersi, a powerful Eternal who can manipulate matter and inspired the Greek mythological character Circe thanks to her encounters with ancient hero Odysseus.
Are you excited to see this movie next year? Do you know about the Eternals?