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Barry Keoghan Joins the Cast of Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’
26 Aug 2019 : News Desk
The Cast of 'The Eternals' at Disney's D23 convention
The Irish actor’s involvement in the franchise was announced in front of 7,000 fans at Disney’s biennial fan convention, D23.

Following on from a number of casting announcements at this year’s Comic Con, the new cast from ‘The Eternals’ was brought on stage at the event including a number of A-list names. It was announced that Keoghan will share the screen with Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Gemma Chan, Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Lia McHugh, Don Lee and Kit Harrington. 

‘The Rider’ director Chloe Zhao is directing the feature adaptation of the Jack Kirby-created comic, which debuted in July 1976 and centers on the superpowered near-god beings The Celestials and their villainous adversaries The Deviants in a war set millions of years ago. The Celestials experimented on humans creating both races of immortal spinoffs.

Keoghan is set to play the villain, Druig, a member of the Eternals with supernatural powers. On the same day the news was announced, he shared a screengrab of a tweet from 2013 to Marvel Comics legend, the late Stan Lee, in which he asked to be a superhero, captioned, "The power of belief".

The Dublin native first came to prominence in Irish crime drama series ‘Love/Hate’ and has since featured in Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’, Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ and HBO’s highly-acclaimed mini-series ‘Chernobyl’. Keoghan picked up his first IFTA for Best Supporting Actor - Film at the 2018 IFTA Film & Drama Awards and was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2019. 

'The Eternals' is set to release on November 6, 2020. 




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