Marvel never asked Richard Madden to become blonde (or change his accent)

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Marvel never asked actor Richard Madden to dye his hair blonde or change the accent of the character he played in it Eternal raceMadden plays Ikaris, who has always been blonde in the comic book avatar. Ikaris, founded by Jack Kirby in 1976, is an eternal being, created by the gods thousands of years ago, with superhuman abilities, designed to protect and guide mankind. The earliest appearance of Icaris showed that he had long blond hair. He was wearing a blue and red costume with three circular patterns on his chest.

Eternal race Directed by Oscar winner Chloé Zhao, by Madden, Gemma Chan, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Lauren Ridloff, Ma Dong-seok, Bryan Tyree Henry and Barry Starring Keoghan.This film takes place in the fourth phase of the MCU series, which ushered in a new era in the franchise universe, introducing a series of new characters, starting last month Shangqi and the legend of the ten rings. Eternal race It will be the first live-action implementation of the character in the MCU.

During this period Eternal race Scheduled to visit in January 2020, Screen roar And other venues are on the scene to discuss the film with filmmakers, including producer Nate Moore, who has some understanding of the appearance of Icaris in the film.In the live version Eternal race In the movie, Ikaris is a brunette with short hair, dressed in a blue and gold costume, and also copied the comic uniform, but removed the red trim. When asked if they had considered letting actor Richard Madden dye the character blond to look more like a comic, Moore said that not only did they not let him dye his hair, but they also let him keep his accent. , “We didn’t ask him to become blonde. So he can basically keep his natural hair and his very excited Scottish accent.”

Madden has previously emerged on projects such as HBO Game of Thrones, bodyguard, with Rocket Man. Madden is joined in the movie as well as companions game of Thrones Starring Kit Harington, who played Jon Snow and Dane Whitman in the show Eternal race, A character who eventually became the black knight. Snow is the “half-brother” of Robb Stark of Madden, so these two actors have deep historical roots in this super popular show.It is unclear if any of them will share screen time Eternal race, But from the actor’s point of view, this is still a reunion.

Many manga-to-movie adaptations have changed the appearance of characters, and Ikaris is just another link in the chain. In the end, compared to background, strength and performance, blond hair has less influence on the character, so it is easy to overlook the aspect that is lost in the translation. Jack Kirby created a huge background story for these characters, which is much more important than having every color and tone taken off the page and placed on the screen. With such a diverse and talented cast, Eternal race It is ready to shine at the box office and will surely make these long-term comic characters a household name, just like Iron Man, Captain America and Thor did years ago.



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