Chloé Zhao, director of the award-winning Nomadland, is directing the new film with Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek and more.
Eternals is one of the films that Marvel has prepared for its phase 4 and presents a new team of heroes that could even be more powerful than the Avengers themselves.
It was revealed months ago that Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek (who said this will be something Marvel has never done before), Kit Harrington, Richard Madden, and Kumail Nanjiano (who went through an incredible Marvel Effect transformation for his role in this movie) They would be part of a stellar cast led by Chloé Zhao , the director who now sounds like a 2021 Oscar favorite for her work on the film Nomadland.
Marvel hasn’t revealed many details regarding the Eternals storyline or how it could connect with the rest of the stories and characters that are already part of the MCU , but expectations are high and it is believed that they could be part of a huge plan. to introduce new villains (more powerful than Thanos ), new alliances, and possibly more cameos from popular MCU characters.
What does the future hold for Marvel ? WandaVision (with that cameo from chapter 5) already made it clear to us that things are going to get much bigger, so we can be sure that Eternals , which will also have Marvel’s first LGBT family , will be something spectacular, and possibly as great like Infinity War or Endgame.
For now there are no clues or signs of a trailer, but since the first trailer for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has been released , surely the one for Eternals will not take long to arrive and reveal the looks of each of the characters and the key details. of history that they are going to be part of.
The first teaser
It’s not exactly a trailer, but Marvel shared a teaser where Salma, Angelina, and the rest of the team can be seen in action, wearing human looks and then the outfits they’ll wear as the new MCU team of heroes.
When is Eternals released?
If things go according to plan, Eternals will premiere this year. It will hit theaters on November 5, 2021 (and it may hit the Disney Plus platform at the same time or shortly thereafter, along with more MCU movies ).
According to the official description, the Eternals could be the next key piece for the arrival of a new team of heroes in the MCU that will defend the world (the Eternals are already a team, but it would not be uncommon to see them work with other characters). Here’s what he says: “ Eternals introduces an exciting new team of superheroes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe : ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years. After the events of Avengers: Endgame , an unexpected tragedy forces them to leave the shadows to rally against humanity’s oldest enemy, The Deviants. “
Who are the protagonists of The Eternals?
The Eternals stars Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo (the villain of this new adventure), Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak (makes sense if you know the history of the comics) , Lia McHugh is Sprite, Don Lee is Gilgamesh, and Angelina Jolie is Thena.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2019, the characters each actor plays were revealed:
- Angelina Jolie (Thena)
- Kumail Nanjiani (Kingo)
- Salma Hayek (Ajak)
- Richard Madden (Ikaris)
- Brian Tyree Henry (Phastos)
- Lia McHugh (Sprite)
- Don Lee / Dong-seok Ma (Gilgamesh)
- Lauren Ridloff (Makkari)
- Gemma Chan (Sersi)
- Kit Harington (Dane Whitman / Black Knight)
- Barry Keoghan (Druig)
- Ma Dong-seok (Gilgamesh)
As a curious fact, the Google search engine mentions Harry Styles among the members of the cast, but Marvel has not confirmed anything about this and it is not known if it will really be part of the film.
Who exactly are The Eternals?
These characters are a group of heroes created in 1976 by Jack Kirby , co-creator of Avengers, Fantastic Four and X-Men (and DC’s new Gods). The Eternals are a race of evolved humans who live on Earth, they were created by The Celestials , space gods who gave them special powers and abilities (from super strength to immortality) so that they could fulfill the mission of defending the planet from any threat.
Among the members of the team is Eros, Thanos’s brothers, who has the power to manipulate people’s emotions, Piper, Elysius, Gilgamesh, Ikaris, Sersi , Makkari, Thena and Zuras , and a character named Druig who is one of the villains that the Eternals often face regularly.
According to the comics, the Eternals have been hidden on the planet for years, which means that their story could connect with that of one of the Avengers at some point, although it probably won’t be in the first movie that promises to be a story of source.