First Look At Richard Madden Taking Flight As Ikaris On Set Of ‘The Eternals’

Richard Madden The Eternals Ikaris

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:

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.

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