It had been widely rumoured that forthcoming Marvel movie The Eternals would feature the studio's first openly gay character.
A second gay character has been confirmed for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, by studio boss Kevin Feige.
The Game of Thrones star has revealed how playing the tortured close protection officer David Budd for the BBC drama left him 'broken'.
While Madden's tux game is clearly strong, pictures from the Cannes Film Festival of him in a white jacket and bow tie have got tongues wagging again.
Another week, another "XXX is the favourite to be the next James Bond" story... and this week's latest hot tip as the next 007: Richard Madden.
'Rocketman' is being described as 'an epic musical fantasy', and this is indeed an epic transformation for its star Taron Egerton.