Train to Busan star Ma Dong-Seok is set to make his American film debut in the Marvel Studios epic The Eternals.
According to TheWrap, Ma Dong-Seok has joined the cast of the highly-anticipated Marvel Studios project focusing on The Eternals. Angelina Jolie and Kumail Nanjiani are also in negotiations for leading roles. Details on Ma Dong-Seok’s character are being kept under lock and key.
The Rider helmer Chloe Zhao is directing The Eternals from a script by Matthew and Ryan Firpo, the writers behind Ruin, which topped the 2017 Black List. Production is expected to begin later this year.
Jack Kirby created the title in 1976. 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.
Ma Dong-Seok was last seen in the 2018 South Korean action flick Unstoppable. Keep an eye on Heroic Hollywood details in his role in The Eternals and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.