TheWrap is reporting that South Korean actor Ma Dong-seok (Train To Busan) has taken an unknown role in Marvel’s The Eternals, directed by Chloe Zhao.
South Korean actor Ma Dong-seok, also known as Don Lee, will make his American film debut in Marvel Studios’ “The Eternals,” which focuses on a group of ancient human beings, an individual with knowledge of the project exclusively told TheWrap.
Details about the role for the actor, who broke out in 2016’s South Korean zombie apocalypse action thriller “Train to Busan,” are being kept under wraps.
It’ll be interesting to see if he’ll end playing a ruthless Marvel Comics villain or Teddy Bear superhero, I’m kind of hope it’s the latter.
He would join previously revealed cast members Angelina Jolie and Kumail Nanjiani.
The Eternals are a group of humans that have their DNA tinkered with by the cosmic entities The Celestials to become god-like beings that eventually leave Earth (one group settling on Titan the homeworld of Thanos), other subgroups that have their DNA messed with include The Deviants (who act as both villains and allies to The Eternals) and Mutants (best known from the X-Men). It’ll be interesting to see if they’ll attempt to connect ancient mythologies to The Eternals and even lump Marvel’s Olympians into their ranks.
Filming is said to begin this September in London, England.
A release date for The Eternals has yet to be made official by either Disney or Marvel Studios.
SOURCE: THE WRAP