[VIDEO] Gemma Chan & Richard Madden Talk About Their Eternals' Characters, Cast & Costumes

Marvel Studios' Eternals is playing in cinemas now!

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The highly-anticipated Marvel movie, featuring a star-studded cast and an Oscar-winning director, is finally released in cinemas

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The 26th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) features an exciting new team of superheroes in the MCU who have been living on earth in secret for thousands of years. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind's most ancient enemy, the Deviants.

The film is directed and co-written by Chloe Zhao and stars Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Don Lee, and Kit Harington.

We had the opportunity to speak with Gemma Chan and Richard Madden about their characters, the cast, and their experience.

Watch the full video of our interview with them below:

As an avid fan of the MCU, Richard Madden – who plays Ikaris – said it was an honour to be a part of it all

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Diandra: What was it like playing Ikaris and being a part of the MCU?

Richard Madden: It was an honour to be asked to join this already huge, talented, wonderful family. I've watched these movies for years. I've been fans of them so going from watching movies about Thor and Thanos to being in a scene referencing them, feels very special.

When asked about what she thought about the cast and the diversity of it, Gemma Chan hopes that one day it would become movie industry norm

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Diandra: I have to say. I love the diversity of it and with Chloe on the director's seat. What was it like working with them?

Gemma Chan: Yes, so happy to be a part of this cast. I find it so amazing that so many young boys and girls will maybe see themselves representing a film like this for the first time. But I also hope we came into a point where it's not going to be a big deal. That it's normalised.

BONUS: We asked the two of them which superhero's powers they would love to have if they could. Chan's answer would go on to surprise us.

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Diandra: If you can have the powers of any superhero in the MCU, whose powers would you have?

Gemma Chan: I actually would keep my own – Sersi's own power. And I would turn the excess carbon in the atmosphere into something else. Oxygen. 

One word - Queen! 

Marvel Studios' Eternals is currently playing in cinemas nationwide! Be sure to catch it.

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