D23 Expo on Saturday became a bit more interesting after Marvel Studios announced Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington and Gemma Chan will join the cast of The Eternals.
At the Disney event, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige invited The Eternals cast members Richard Madden (Ikaris), Kumail Nanjiani (Kingo), Lauren Ridloff (Makkari), Brian Tyree Henry (Phastos), Salma Hayek (Ajak), Lia McHugh (Sprite), Don Lee (Gilgamesh) and Angelina Jolie (Thena) to the stage.Feige revealed concept art images of each character, and announced three new cast members. While Gemma Chan will play humankind-loving Sersi, Kit Harington was cast as non-Eternal Dane Whitman. Barry Keoghan portrays aloof loner Druig.
The film will be directed by Chloe Zhao, who helmed the critically acclaimed movie The Rider.
The Eternals comes from the incredibly fertile imagination of legendary comic-book writer and artist Jack Kirby. Eternals are an advanced race of humanoids. They were created by the Celestials, who are one of the oldest living beings in the universe.
Like the name describes, Eternals are immortal. They are also extremely powerful. They have a wide range of superhuman powers like super-strength, flight, telepathy, force field generation, generating illusions and transmutation, and so on.
The Eternals opens in theaters on November 6, 2020.