Barely a month removed from the first time the cast of the Marvel Studios ensemble superhero thriller The Eternals stood together publicly on San Diego’s Comic-Con stage, the starry group reassembled at Disney’s D23 Expo Saturday, where additional cast members were freshly announced by Marvel president Kevin Feige.
In The Rider director Chloe Zhao’s maiden outing for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Kumail Nanjiani, Angelina Jolie, Bryan Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Don Lee, and Richard Madden are set to star as an ancient and powerful evolutionary offshoot of the human race protecting Earth from intergalactic peril. Now come three more of Hollywood’s fastest-rising actors.
Crazy Rich Asians co-star Gemma Chan joins the superpowered cohort as a character named Sersi (who, in the comic books, has variously posed as a dancer, stage magician, actress, and adventurer). Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk, The Killing of a Sacred Deer) has signed on to portray another Eternal named Druig (whose side pursuits in the comics include torture and serving as deputy prime minister of a fictional Eastern Bloc country). And Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington has also boarded the project, although his as-yet-unspecified character is not a member of the Eternals.
Due out November 6, 2020, the movie will reunite Harington and Madden, who played cousins Jon and Robb Stark on Thrones and will arrive as a second MCU franchise in the making for Chan, who delivers a supporting performance in this year’s Captain Marvel.