Richard Madden expressed his excitement over reuniting with his Game of Thrones co-star Kit Harington on Marvel Studios’ The Eternals.
Marvel Studios’ Phase 4 slate includes The Eternals, a film centered on the eponymous immortal alien beings and Game of Thrones star Richard Madden is on board to portray the hero named Ikaris. At Disney’s D23 Expo last month, Kit Harington was confirmed to be lastest cast member joining The Eternals as Dane Whitman, one of the few lead human characters
Of course, Richard Madden and Kit Harington portrayed Robb Stark and Jon Snow, respectively, on HBO’s Game of Thrones, though their screentime together was short after both characters embarked on separate journies early in the series. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly at Disney’s D23 Expo, Richard Madden noted that he was excited to reunite with his former Game of Thrones co-star as it had been roughly a decade since last worked with Kit Harington on the series:
“It’s brilliant. It’s been about 10 years since we’ve worked together, I think. So we’ve moved on a bit onto different things, so I’m really excited to get back on set.”
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In the comics, the Eternals are a fictional evolutionary offshoot of humanity who possess superpowers and longer lifespans than normal humans. Created by the Celestials over a million years ago, the superpowered beings were the result of genetic experiments that led to the creation of two divergent races: The Eternals and The Deviants.
Often defending Earth from their monstrous counterparts, the Eternals became embroiled in a civil war amongst themselves over whether or not they should conquer the other races. One faction was led by Kronos and the other by his warlike brother named Uranos, with Kronos’ side ultimately winning the conflict while Uranos and his followers were exiled.
Directed by Chloé Zhao from a script written by Matthew K. Firpo & 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.
Source: Entertainment Weekly