A new behind the scenes photo has given us our first look at Richard Madden taking flight as Ikaris in Marvel’s upcoming film, The Eternals.
The announcement of The Eternals at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con wasn’t exactly a shock to anyone but it’s certainly not one of Marvel’s better-known properties. The Eternals comic series was originally created by Jack Kirby in 1976 as a kind of answer to Jack Kirby’s own New Gods series at DC Comics. It ultimately didn’t catch on as well as The New Gods and for many Marvel fans, the announcement of The Eternals at SDCC was, in all likelihood, their first introduction to the franchise. In addition, the film will also likely be their introduction to Ikaris, played by Richard Madden.
In the comics, Richard Madden’s character, Ikaris, is one of the Eternals, having first appeared in the series’ first issue. Born over 20,000 years ago in modern-day Serbia, Ikaris’ true name is unknown, choosing this name due to a connection to the Greek mythological figure Icarus. Since debuting in Eternals #1, he has served as one of the main protagonists of The Eternals with various encounters with other heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Thanks to a new set photo, we now have our first look at Richard Madden as Ikaris in The Eternals. Ikaris notably looks different then he does in the comics, owing to Richard Madden’s dark hair. You can see the full images of Richard Madden as Ikaris in The Eternals below:
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What do you all make of Marvel’s upcoming film? Did you know about The Eternals before it was revealed that Marvel was making a film about it? What do you think of Richard Madden’s casting as Ikaris? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is the synopsis for The Eternals:
“Marvel Studios’ The Eternals features an exciting new team of Super Heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s most ancient enemy, The Deviants.”
Directed by Chloé Zhao from a script written by Matthew K. Firpo and Ryan Firpo, The Eternals stars Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Gemma Chan, Kit Harington, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, Don Lee, and Barry Keoghan.
The Eternals will be released in theaters on November 6, 2020.
New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team
DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".
"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.
These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.
You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".
Here is the official synopsis for season two:
In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.
Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.
Source: DC Universe