The Eternals is an upcoming MCU superhero film based on the Marvel Comics race, Eternals. Hailed as the twenty-fifth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), it is directed by Chloé Zhao. Matthew and Ryan Firpo write it.
Excited? We bet. Here is what we know so far of the latest MCU movie.
Premise Of Eternals
Marvel Studios’ The Eternals, features an exciting new team of Superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Eternals, are an immortal alien race. Celestials created them. The latter is an ancient alien race who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years.
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows. They reunite against humankind’s most ancient enemy, The Deviants.
Cast Of Eternals!
The cast of the movie includes the names like Angelina Jolie who plays the fierce warrior Thena. Richard Madden who plays the “all-powerful” Ikaris.
We will see Games of Thrones man Kit Harington as Dane Whitman and Barry Keoghan as “aloof loner” Druig
Other cast members include Gemma Chan as Sersi, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Lia McHugh as Sprite and Don Lee as Gilgamesh.
The movie will hit theatres on November 6, 2020.
Who are the Eternals?
Thanos may be the only Eternal we’ve seen on screen, but Eternals have a comic history that stretches back to 1976. Jack Kirby, co-creator of the Avengers, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men created them.
In the comics, they’re an evolutionary offshoot of humanity living on Earth who possess higher powers and have longer lifespans. The Celestials, a group of space gods, created them to defend Earth.
We’ve already seen a few Celestials in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. The most notable include the space station Knowhere (actually a Celestial’s severed head) and Peter Quill’s dad, Ego, (who took a human form) in the second Guardians movie.
Marvel’s First Gay Superhero Confirmed
Haaz Sleiman revealed that the Eternals would break new ground in the superhero genre. He is known for his role in the Apple TV+ anthology series Little America.
He revealed that he shot a Marvel film with the first openly gay superhero, The Eternals. In the movie, he marries the gay superhero Phastos, played by Brian Tyree Henry. They represent a gay family and have a child.
Besides, he also confirmed that the movie would feature the first gay kiss in an MCU movie. We are proud that Marvel is representing other sections as well!