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Ma Dong-seok joins Marvel’s “The Eternals”

After conquering the South Korean box-office, is all set to take by storm! According to reports, 's upcoming project “The Eternals” has added him in an as-yet unknown role to its roster, marking his American debut.

While the details of his role are still being kept under wraps, “The Eternals” focuses on a group of ancient beings whose evolution has been accelerated by the cosmic entities known as The Celestials and have been given the genetic potential to mentally manipulate limited quantities of cosmic energy, as well as other superhuman traits. Angelina Jolie and Kunal Nanjiani are also said to be in consideration for important roles in the film, which is being written by Matthew and Ryan Firpo and will be directed by Chloe Zhao (“The Rider”).

Marvel Comics' “The Eternals”

Ma Dong-seok, now one of South Korea's most bankable stars, will be only the second South Korean actor to feature in big Hollywood franchises, with only Lee Byung-hun having successfully made the transition to big budget American projects like “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” and “Terminator Genisys” before.

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Rhythm Zaveri

Hello, my name is Rhythm Zaveri. For as long as I can remember, I've been watching movies, but my introduction to Asian cinema was old rental VHS copies of Bruce Lee films and some Shaw Bros. martial arts extravaganzas. But my interest in the cinema of the region really deepened when I was at university and got access to a massive range of VHS and DVDs of classic Japanese and Chinese titles in the library, and there has been no turning back since.

An avid collector of physical media, I would say Korean cinema really is my first choice, but I'll watch anything that is south-east Asian. I started contributing to Asian Movie Pulse in 2018 to share my love for Asian cinema in the form of my writings.

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