This just in! Game of Thrones and Bodyguard star Richard Madden is in talks to join The Eternals as Ikaris. Should talks push through, Madden will join the likes of Angelina Jolie, who will be playing Sersi (totally just a coincidence), and Kumail Nanjiani, who fans are speculating to be Makkari, in what looks to be Marvel’s most interesting ensemble yet. The movie will be directed by Chloe Zhao.
For those who don’t know, Ikaris is an Eternal possessing immense cosmic energy which he channels into all kinds of powers and is also generally portrayed as the leader and face of the group. There have been reports of Kevin Feige looking to cast MCU’s first gay lead for this film with fans guessing it could be Ikaris. There’s no confirmation yet if this is indeed the case but it’s an exciting prospect regardless to have the former King of the North in the MCU.
Source: The Wrap