The Eternals could become the biggest movie in Marvel history , or so its director Chloé Zhao says.
After Balck Widow , The Eternals is one of the most anticipated films of the MCU, not only because we will see Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, Kit Harington and Richard Madden become a new “family” of superheroes , but also because it opens the possibility of have a saga similar to Avengers in the future, and it seems that this movie will be connected with the events that already happened within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and with what will happen in the future.
The company that is in charge of the production of the film revealed a synopsis that seemed to confirm that the formation of the Eternal is one of the many consequences of the events that took place in Avengers: Endgame , which left a few dead heroes and new problems. in the world, which suggests that this new team could play an important role.
What will The Eternals be about?
There are not many details yet, but, in the comics the history of the Eternals spans thousands of years, they are millennial beings who live lives much longer than those of mere mortals, and within the MCU their history is connected to that of the Avengers , takes place right after the story that closed phase 3.
The synopsis reads: “ Eternals introduces an exciting new team of superheroes in 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.
It is not that the Eternals are going to be created after Endgame , but that they have lived in exile for years and a problem or conflict that arises from Avengers: Endgame forces them to come to light and face an old enemy that, again , plans to destroy the world and humanity. The film will also feature the first family LGBT of the MCU .
Who are the protagonists of The Eternals?
The Eternals stars Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo (the alleged villain), 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.
The leaked photo
The Eternals is in the process of filming and many details about it have not been revealed yet, but a new leaked photo gives us hope for the future by showing the superhero team, who could take the place of the Avengers , reunited for the first time. .
It is not a photo of the set, but one of the images that will be used to promote the film, in which you can see each of the characters wearing the costumes with which we are going to see them.
Ikaris, played by Richard Madden from Game of Thrones, stands in the center, with Sersi, played by Gemma Chan , on his left and Salma Hayek’s Ajak on his right. Angelina Jolie’s Thena shines in golden armor alongside Barry Keoghan.
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So 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 that live on Earth, they were created by The Celestials , a group of 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” that we could see in the film is Eros, Thanos’ 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.
Eternals is the second film that Marvel has prepared for phase 4 and is released a few months after the solo Black Widow film, which will undoubtedly become one of the best superhero films.
We still don’t know exactly who this new villain is that they are going to face or how they are going to explain that these heroes were here all this time and did not deign to help the Avengers defeat Thanos , but Marvel surely has something great in store , We just hope they don’t do like Captain Marvel and use the pretext that they didn’t help because the rest of the universe doesn’t have the Avengers to help them.
The Avengers are part of the MCU’s past , but that makes it clear that there is still hope to see them again in the future.
And the trailer and the release date?
One hasn’t been released yet, but it’s likely that we can see one in the coming months, before the year is out. The film was supposed to hit theaters in November 2021.