The latest trailer for The Eternals finally gave us a glimpse of the upcoming Marvel movie that we have been waiting for since ages and it also included a sneak peek at Richard Madden’s dreamy Ikaris. While the 2 minute long trailer has given us barely any information about Madden’s character, we fortunately have the Marvel Cinematic Universe to give us more information about him.
It turns out, there’s a coincidence that will excite Game of Thrones fans. Ikaris has loved Sersi (Gemma Chan) throughout time and that he feels that he can lead the Avengers. Who knows, in an alternate Game of Thrones universe, Robb Stark (Richard Madden) loves Cersei (Lena Headey).
And that’s not all, we know a lot more about Ikaris’ godly powers and origins in the Marvel comics.
So far, in the movie trailer, we can see Ikaris is the leader of the Eternals and also the strongest team member in their fight against their enemies, the Deviants. He harnesses “incredible strength, flight, and the ability to project beams of intense cosmic energy from his eyes.” He and the other team members of the Eternals are superhuman alien immortals who have been created by the Celestials.
Ikaris has the ability to wield cosmic energy and is able to control his molecular structure, which makes him immune to disease, aging, and extreme temperatures. He is supposed to be the fastest flier of all the Eternals and is able to manifest the Blue Flame, which is a form of energy that gives him the power to reshape the physical forms of humans, Eternals, and Deviants into an entity called Uni-Mind.
We have more information from the Marvel Universe and we know that Ikaris previously lived in a city called Polaria, where the Polar Eternals resided. He is a third generation Eternal, and was born around 20,000 years ago. He’s also known for guiding a group of refugees on an ark to find safety (yes, like the one in the story of Noah’s Ark) and has been fighting the Deviants for centuries.
He’s even had a son with a human woman, although his son didn’t inherit any of his powers. His son was also named Ikaris, and created a flying device to find his father, the elder Ikaris, but he flew too close to the sun, which burned his flying device and he dropped into the ocean. Many people will immediately be reminded of the Greek myth of Icarus, the man who flew too close to the sun.
All this information seems really impressive and makes us really impatient for the release of the movie.