Though they were introduced at San Diego Comic-Con, more casting for Marvel Studios’ The Eternals was revealed at D23.
On the stage at the convention was Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Brian Tyree Henry, Lia McHugh, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, and Don Lee. Three new members of the cast: Barry Keoghan, playing “Druig”, Gemma Chan who will be playing “Sersi” and Kit Harrington who’s playing “Dane Whitman,” were introduced.
Chan is already a member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe having played Minn-Erva in Captain Marvel.
Dane Whitman is also known as the Black Knight, a character who has been rumored to join the Marvel live-action universe for quite some time and was rumored to have seen his debut in Avengers: Endgame, which obviously didn’t happen. A British superhero, his introduction plays to more rumors we might see more British superheroes like Captain Britain.
Also revealed was concept art for the film and the cast in their costumes.
Marvel Studios’ The Eternals comes to theaters November 6, 2020.
It’s been a bit since we heard any news concerning the television adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan‘s Y: The Last Man. Today, The Hollywood Reporter has reported that the series has been ordered and will come to screens in 2020.
After years of on and off, it looks like the beloved comic series is finally on. FX has announced it picked up the tv adaptation and handed out an order for it. Michael Green and Aïda Mashaka Croal are showrunners and executive producers for the series and it stars Barry Keoghan and Diane Lane. The cast also includes Amber Tamblyn, Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield, and Marin Ireland.
Originally published by DC Comics‘ Vertigo imprint the series was created by Vaughan and artist Pia Guerra running for 60 issues. The story revolves around Yorick Brown (Keoghan) who is the last surviving human with a Y chromosome, along with his Capuchin monkey, Ampersand.
Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, and Vaughan executive produce and developed the series. Melina Matsoukas directed the pilot.
It’s been a long path for the comic to make it to screen. FX began development in 2015 after New Line scrapped plans to make it a feature film. New Line acquired the rights in 2007. New Line wanted to create one two-hour stand-alone film whole others wanted a three-film franchise. Others set to develop it in March 2012 and that fell apart with the rights beginning to revert back to Vaughan in September 2014. In 2017 Vaughan said he was looking for a partner who loved the source material but not afraid to change it. The story has evolved some becoming more relevant today focusing on toxic masculinity and in the age of #MeToo and the Trump Presidency.