D23 Expo 2019: ‘The Eternals’ Adds Kit Harington, Barry Keoghan, and Gemma Chan
Saturday, August 24th, 2019 at 5:45 pm
Marvel Studios’ The Eternals promises to be a cosmic comic book movie of epic proportions. Of course, with a film that touts a cast of Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani, Richard Madden, Ma Dong-seok (aka Don Lee), Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, and Lia McHugh.
While at the D23 Expo today, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced a few more surprising additions to the cast. Joining the aforementioned cast will be Barry Keoghan as Druig and Gemma Chan as Sersi. But the biggest surprise of them all is Kit Harington joining the cast as a non-Eternal Dane Whitman. Cast members also appear at the panel in front of concept art of them in their costumes, which you can see here below.
Based on the casting, Marvel Studios is delivering on its promise to have a more diverse and inclusive comic book universe. Not only is the film richly diverse in race, but it will also have a deaf superhero, who will be played by Ridloff.
As for the new characters, Druig (Keoghan) served as an agent of the KGB in Russia, and found that he enjoyed torturing people. However, he had planned to slay another Eternal with the powers of “the weapon,” but before he could accomplish his nefarious goal, he was disintegrated by Ikaris.
Chan, will play Sersi, an almighty cosmic being who relishes moving amongst humans. Now, Chan did have a role in another Marvel film. You may recognize her as Minn-Erva, the sniper of the Star-Force team in Captain Marvel.
Finally, there’s Harington, who plays Dane Whitman aka Black Knight. Seems a bit ironic that Harington would be coming back to another large scale epic and as a knight. Not only that, he will be reunited with Madden, who played Robb Stark in Game Of Thrones with Harington, who played Jon Snow.
Here’s what the cast looks like so far: Ikaris (Richard Madden), Thena (Angelina Jolie), Kingo (Kumail Nanjiani), Makkari (Lauren Ridloff), Phastos (Brian Tyree Henry), Sprite (Lia McHugh), Gilgamesh (Don Lee), and Ajak (Salma Hayek).