South Korean actor, Ma Dong Seok, has signed on to play a role in the upcoming Marvel movie “The Eternals.” This will be Ma Dong Seok’s first American film, according to The Wrap. Ma Dong Seok is most famous for his role in the 2016 South Korean zombie movie “Train to Busan.” The movie will be directed by Chloe Zhao.
Ma Dong Seok, also known by his Westernized name Don Lee, recently became one of the most bankable stars in S.Korea. His road to fame wasn’t easy. For a while, he was playing supporting roles in movies that weren’t well received. His superstardom finally took off when he played tough guy Sang Hwa in the blockbuster film “Train to Busan.” The film brought in $85 million at the box office in S.Korea and became a cult classic internationally. Since then, he turned into a leading man in such films as “Derailed” and “The Outlaws.”
“The Eternals” is based on a comic book created by Jack Kirby in 1976. The story revolves around the Eternals, a subrace of humans created by cosmic divine entities called the Celestials. As they made the Eternals they also created their enemies the Deviants. The Eternals are human looking superbeings bound to protect the earth while the Deviants are hideous monsters trying to destroy the Eternals.
In the movie, according to the Wrap, the story will focus on the Eternal Sersi, who is rumored to be played by Angelina Jolie. Sersi is different from the other Eternals because she wants to connect with humans.
Pakistani American and writer of the semi-autobiographical movie “The Big Sick” is also in negotiations to join the movie.
“The Eternals” are part of the next phase of Marvel movies once the Avengers storyline comes to a close. Another movie in this new phase is Shang Chi, which will be the first Asian American superhero movie.
This movie is shaping up very nicely.