The Eternals’ Richard Madden Says More Big Casting Announcements Are Coming

Rocketman Richard Madden suited in a hallway, looking stern

With Richard Madden’s inclusion in the cast of Marvel’s The Eternals, he’s pretty close to the action when it comes to knowing who’s who in the film’s already star-studded cast. Not only is Madden reuniting with his former Game of Thrones co-star Kit Harrington, but there’s also an impressive cast that’s going to join the two of them on screen.

While Angelina Jolie, Gemma Chan, Brian Tyree Henry and many others are included in the already impressive lineup, there’s apparently some major firepower yet to come in the way of casting announcements. We know this because Madden couldn’t help but provide the following update on the progress on The Eternal’s production:

I always get starstruck, yeah. And there's some more actors yet to be announced in that lineup which is gonna be crazy.

Despite having more knowledge of products such as The Eternals and Black Widow, Marvel Studio’s San Diego Comic-Con presentation clearly has left enough room for surprises to be dropped in the coming months and years that will flesh out Phase 4. Richard Madden’s remarks about this subject just after he’d won the Hugo Boss Most Stylish Man award only reinforce this assumption.

Naturally, anything that Richard Madden could have said during his interview at an award show co-hosted by British GQ was obviously limited, and his joke about Marvel snipers was a fun deflection of any further questions in that line. But just dropping the fact that more roles have yet to be announced has us wondering if The Eternals will have the most impressive Marvel Cinematic Universe cast ever.

Again, you’ve got the likes of Jolie, Chan and Henry, mixed in with Richard Madden and Kit Harrington, and in addition to other stars such as Salma Hayek and Kumail Nanjiani, this is already a pretty terrific gathering of talent. Then again, when your movie is titled The Eternals, and the story might explore the dawn of the universe itself, there’s plenty of room to bring more than a couple familiar faces along for the ride.

Naturally, the one big casting announcement that seems to be awaiting The Eternals’ future is whoever will be playing the character dubbed as the first openly LGBTQ protagonist in a Marvel Studios film. The male character, who will be married and with a family when they appear on the scene, will obviously be a sought-after role, as its marks an opportunity for representation in director Chloe Zhao’s big comic book movie.

We’ll see who these new big cast members turn out to be once The Eternals plays its cards, but they’ll undoubtedly hit the table soon. The film is set to hit theaters on November 6, 2020; so the start of production can’t be too far off. As soon as any updates are to be had, you’ll hear them from us here at CinemaBlend as they progress.

Mike Reyes
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