The Eternals is an upcoming film superhero film. It is based on the Marvel comics of the same name.
It is the 25th film of the raging and highly successful Marvel Cinematic Universe and is touted to be the perfect transition to the next phase of Marvel films. The film is directed by Chloé Zhao, written by Matthew and Ryan Firpo.
The Eternals unite following the tragedy of Avengers: Endgame to save the earth from their evil counterparts, the Deviants. The Eternals had been created long ago after wayward experiments on ancient humans.
These immortal beings are said to have had a say in the ancient Greek, Roman and Norse Trilogies.
- Richard Madden plays Ikaris is an all-powerful Eternal in the film.
- Gemma Chan plays Sersi is shown as a humankind-loving Eternal
- Kumail Nanjiani portrays Kingo is an Eternal who is cosmic-powered
- Lauren Ridloff plays Makkari is a super-fast Eternal.
- Brian Tyree Henry plays Phaistos. He is an Eternal who is an intelligent cosmic-powered inventor.
- Haaz Sleiman portrays Phaistos’ husband.
- Salma Hayek is Ajak, the wise and spiritual leader of the Eternals.
- Lia McHugh is Sprite, an eternally young Eternal.
- Don Lee plays Gilgamesh, a powerful Eternal.
- Barry Keoghan is Druig, an aloof Eternal.
- Angelina Jolie plays Thena, an Eternal who is a fierce warrior.
- Kit Harington plays Dane Whitman, a human warrior who wields a mystical sword.
The trailer is reported to have been unveiled at the Brazilian Comic-con experience 2019. The video is not available for online streaming.
‘The Eternals’ is now scheduled for release on February 12, 2021. That is because it was shifted from its November 2020 schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Thanos is said to have been an Eternal being siding with the evil, the Deviants. So there can be a backstory to Thanos in this film. And this will be an interesting beginning to the Phase 4 of Marvel. [In pic – director Chloé Zhao]