Marvel just released the latest trailer for it Eternals, and it looks fantastic. In November Eternals will change the typical Marvel formula and introduce a whole new team of superheroes to the MCU. The film is directed by Chloé Zhao, who recently became the second woman in history to win the Academy Award for Best Director for her film. Nomadland.
Eternals follows a group of immortal superbees who have lived on Earth for thousands of years. The film was shot in real-world locations as much as possible, and the new trailer shows how that decision led Eternals a look that stands out from other Marvel outings.
Marvel hasn’t revealed much about the plot of this Eternals, and fans will have to wait until November 5 to see the film. In the meantime, why not catch up on all the details that can be pulled from the comics and the new trailer? We’ve got you covered.
Who are the Eternals?
The Eternals were created by legendary comic book writer Jack Kirby. If you’re a fan of all things Marvel, thank Kirby. He created Captain America with co-writer Joe Simon in the pre-Marvel days of comic books. Kirby teamed up with Stan Lee in the 1960s to create Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the Hulk, the X-Men and Iron Man.
Kirby left Marvel in 1970, claiming that the company and Stan Lee did not give him due credit for his work. He returned for a brief flight with the company from 1976-1978, during which time he created the Eternals.
Brace yourself for some high-tier geek knowledge. The Eternals are a race of immortal humanoids created by the divine Celestial beings. Each Eternal possesses the capacity for superpower, flight, telepathy, teleportation, illusion casting, transmutation of matter and energy casting. Typically, an Eternal chooses to specialize in a particular area of power, strengthening one ability at the expense of weakening others.
In the comics, the Eternals are engaged in an endless battle against their creators and another group of creatures, the Deviants. Celestials created the Deviants when they created the Eternals, but the former are horribly mutated beings who believe they have dominion over Earth.
Eternals and the MCU
Technically, Eternals have already appeared in Marvel movies. According to the comics, Thanos himself was an Eternal, albeit one who went astray. So far, Marvel has not confirmed whether the same origin applies to the MCU’s Thanos. Celestial bodies have also appeared – Peter Quill turns out to be a descendant of one in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.
Eternals will focus on a group of ten immortals who secretly lived on Earth for 7,000 years. The diverse team introduces Marvel’s first gay superhero and first deaf superhero. It will also bring more new faces and new powers to the MCU than any other superhero team.
The cliff notes: Sersi (Gemma Chan) manipulates matter. Ikaris (Richard Madden) is the team’s tactical leader. Kingo (Kumail Nanjiani) fires cosmic missiles. Sprite (Lia McHugh) projects illusions. Phastos (Brian Tyree Henry) is a cosmic-powered inventor. Makkari (Lauren Ridloff) has super speed. Druig (Barry Keoghan) can control the mind. Gilgamesh (Don Lee) projects an exoskeleton of cosmic energy.
Now, the main event
The Eternals have spurred humanity’s development from time to time, but, as a voice says in the new trailer, “never interfered. . . Until now. ”Whatever event necessitates the Eternals breaking their secrecy, it must be quite important, as they felt comfortable fighting Thanos.
The trailer doesn’t make any plot disclosures, but it does showcase the beautiful cinematography of the movie and gives a quick look at the star-studded cast. Absent from the trailer are the Deviants, who are believed to be the villains of the movie. Marvel will likely reveal their appearance when there are more details on it Eternals getting closer to the release of the movie.
Waiting for Eternals maybe long, but it won’t be boring. Marvel will be released between now and November 5 Black Widow on July 9 and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on September 3. After Eternals The third MCU Spider-Man movie comes on December 17th. It’s a good year to be a Marvel fan.