Richard Madden is in talks to star in Marvel’s The Eternals.
Should he join the project, he will star opposite Angelina Jolie and Kumail Nanjiani.
The story, set millions of years in the past, follows the cosmic beings known as the Celestials, who genetically experimented on humans to create super-powered individuals known as the Eternals, along with the villainous Deviants. The two groups battled each other throughout history.
While Marvel declined to comment on the casting, Variety reports that Madden is set to play the Eternal, Ikaris.
The feature adaptation of Jack Kirby’s 1976 comic is directed by Chloe Zhao from a script by Matthew and Ryan Firpo. Marvel Studios’ chief Kevin Feige is producing.
Madden is best known for his role as Robb Stark on HBO’s Game of Thrones and Netflix’s Bodyguard.