Richard Madden is rolling up his sleeves to venture into the world of superheroes after being confirmed as part of the cast of Marvel's The Eternals.

The Bodyguard and Game of Thrones star will enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first time next November, after it was confirmed at San Diego Comic Con.

And while Game of Thrones may be over, it appears the Stark brothers could be getting their long-awaited reunion after all, with Kit Harrington - Jon Snow - also being confirmed in the lineup.

The blockbuster follows superhero group the Eternals, who made their first appearance in Marvel comic books almost 50 years ago.

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Other celebrities on the bill include Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry and Don Lee.

The Elderslie actor will take on the role of Ikaris, a character born over 20,000 years ago in Polaria, in the area now known as Siberia.

It comes just weeks after Madden accepted an honorary doctorate at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.

Professor Jeffrey Sharkey, Principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, said: “Graduation is a wonderful opportunity to recognise and celebrate inspirational individuals who have made deep and lasting contributions to the world through the arts.

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“Richard, Paule and Margaret have all demonstrated an exceptional ability to inspire and engage audiences through their artistry and we are delighted to be able to honour them while we celebrate our students’ achievements on their special occasion here at Scotland’s national conservatoire.”