Richard Madden in Talks to Join Marvel Studios’ ‘The Eternals’ (Exclusive)

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Don’t go breaking our hearts! Richard Madden says speculation that he will be the next James Bond is “just talk.”At Friday morning’s Cannes press conference to promote the Elton John biopic “Rocketman,” in which Madden next stars, a reporter asked Madden about Bond, adding, “I only bring this up because you wore the signature white tuxedo and pulled it off very well, last night — it’s a done deal, isn’t it?”“It’s very flattering to be involved in that conversation at all but it’s all just talk and I’m sure next week it’ll be someone different,” Madden responded.Also Read: Richard Madden in Talks to Join Marvel Studios' 'The Eternals' (Exclusive)Speculation that the “Game of Thrones” actor would take over the role of 007 started last October, according to Slash Film. Madden has gone on the record before to shut down the reports – in April, he said that while it is a “flattering rumor,” he wouldn’t be taking on the role.TheWrap exclusively reported recently that Madden was in talks to join Marvel’s “The Eternals.” Other than that, he’s currently shooting Sam Mendes’ World War One drama “1917.” He recently played the lead role in BBC’s thriller series “Bodyguard,” which streamed on Netflix in the U.S.Also Read: Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden Join Sam Mendes' Drama '1917'As for Bond, Daniel Craig is reprising the role in the upcoming “Bond 25.” Cary Joji Fukunaga is directing the film that also stars Rami Malek, Billy Magnussen and Ana de Armas. It will be released on April 8, 2020.Watch the video below.Rocketman star Taron Egerton is shaking and stirring the rumors that Richard Madden could be the next James Bond https://t.co/yYmvhgBkUC pic.twitter.com/TeDmvmpU1b— Variety (@Variety) May 17, 2019Read original story Richard Madden Shoots Down James Bond Speculation: ‘All Just Talk’ (Video) At TheWrap

“Game of Thrones” and “Bodyguard” star Richard Madden is in talks to star opposite Angelina Jolie and Kumail Nanjiani in Marvel’s “The Eternals,” which focuses on a group of ancient human beings, an individual with knowledge of the project exclusively told TheWrap. Details about Madden’s character is being kept under wraps.

“The Rider” director Chloe Zhao will direct the film. Matthew and Ryan Firpo (“Ruin”) are writing the script. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige is producing. TheWrap also first reported South Korean actor Ma Dong-seok, also known as Don Lee, will make his American film debut in the film. 

Created by comic legend Jack Kirby in 1976, the Eternals are a race of ancient human beings created a million years ago by the cosmic entities known as the Celestials.

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According to ComicVine, the Celestials accelerated the evolution of a handful of subjects and gave them the genetic potential to mentally manipulate limited quantities of cosmic energy, as well as other superhuman traits.

The story will focus on the female Eternal known as Sersi, (no, not the character on “Game of Thrones”), several insiders have told TheWrap. Angelina Jolie is currently in talks for the role.

“We have started working on what are the films post-phase 3,” Feige previously told TheWrap, referencing the forthcoming fourth part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s slate of movies after the wind-down of franchises based on the original Avengers.

Best known for playing Robb Stark on “Game of Thrones,” and following that up with BBC thriller “Bodyguard,” Madden will next be seen in Paramount’s Elton John biopic “Rocketman,” playing John’s longtime manager, John Reid.

Madden is repped by WME and Troika.

Marvel had no comment.

Read original story Richard Madden in Talks to Join Marvel Studios’ ‘The Eternals’ (Exclusive) At TheWrap