Barry Keoghan: what happened to the “Eternals” actor and why he was hospitalized

Barry Keoghan will play the character of Druig in “”, A film directed by Chloé Zhao and one of Marvel’s most anticipated films, as it is destined to be the 26th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The 28-year-old actor made headlines in recent days after it was learned that he was hospitalized with serious facial injuries after being the victim of an assault.

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The He will share roles with Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kit Harington and Richard Madden, among many others. His character, the villain Druig, is the son of Valkin and cousin of Ikaris in Marvel Comics. In modern times, Druig served as a KGB agent in Russia and found that he enjoyed torturing people. Keoghan was confirmed in 2019 for the character.

Since then, the actor has been preparing for his debut in the world of superheroes. Well, not only “Eternals” It will be the only tape I make. Next year it will be in “The Batman”, the Matt Reeves film with Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight, as Stanley Merkel, a Gotham City police officer. Keoghan will also be in the series “Masters of the Air”, where eleven men inside a bomber known as the ‘Flying Fortress’ fight for their lives against a host of enemy German fighters.

With the ability to subject someone to his most traumatic memory, Druig is not an Eternal with heroic aspirations. In the comics he is an official and later the absolute leader of the fictional nation of Vorozheika (Photo: Marvel)


However, unfortunate news came from his home country. As reported by the local newspaper On the night of Saturday, August 21, Barry Keoghan was attacked during an assault in the town of Galway, in Ireland. The 28-year-old actor was found around 3:00 a.m. on Sunday on the outskirts of one of the most elegant hotels in the city, where he was apparently staying.

The interpreter suffered injuries and cuts to his face. Hours after arriving at the hospital to be treated, he was discharged, according to the information provided by the same outlet.

According to information from one of the neighbors indicated that the young actor had gone out to a bar a few hours earlier to meet some friends. For now, there have been no arrests in relation to possible perpetrators of the attack.

Also, according to the medium, Keoghan is not expected to press charges, although investigations to determine the causes of what happened are ongoing.