isn’t the only movie as a result of the . was pushed back nearly a year, but the first footage was revealed in a trailer Monday. It’s directed by , who just won a pair of Oscars for her film .
Who are the Eternals?
They’re the next superpowered group to join the MCU, and Marvel Studios has assembled an impressive cast — including Angelina Jolie, Kit Harington and— to get everyone interested in the 25th MCU movie. It was originally meant to come out Nov. 6, 2020, but was initially delayed to and then to November 2021.
The official synopsis noted that the Eternals are “ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years.”
“Following the events of, an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s most ancient enemy, The Deviants,” it reads.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter in September, Zhao emphasized how she brought her “deep, strong, manga roots” into Eternals.
“I look forward to pushing more of that marriage of East and West,” she said, noting that the movie is about the history of humanity. “How much further and bigger can we go after Endgame?”
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Actor Salma Hayek told Variety in January that Eternals was shot differently from previous Marvel movies.
“It’s in real locations and they found some crazy extraterrestrial-looking locations,” she said.
In December 2019, a Brazil Comic Con Experience crowd was some art featuring a third group, the massive Celestials.and saw the heroes in costume. Marvel Studios concept artist Rodney Fuentebella also shared
Who’s involved with the movie?
The character descriptions are from Marvel’s official synopsis — poor Dane Whitman is apparently too boring for any hype. Or maybe he’s just mysterious.
Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige introduced the cast and director Zhao at the Comic-Con Marvel Studios panel in 2019. The movie will reunite Harington and Madden, who played Jon Snow and Robb Stark in Captain Marvel‘s Minn-Erva, but Sersi is a separate character.. Gemma Chan was previously seen in the MCU as
In December, Nanjiani revealed the fruits of his training — and the intense regime required to maintain it — to play swordsman Kingo in some Men’s Health photoshoot.. In March, he to pose as Wolverine ( ) and other iconic movie characters for a
“I would not have been able to do this if I didn’t have a full year with the best trainers and nutritionists paid for by the biggest studio in the world,” he wrote in his original Instagram caption. “I’m glad I look like this, but I also understand why I never did before. It would have been impossible without these resources and time.”
Lauren Ridloff, whom you might know as Connie in first deaf superhero. Her character, Makkari, is male in the comics., will also play the MCU’s
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But what even is an Eternal, you ask? You may have already met one: Endgame. He’s an Eternal in the comics, but we don’t know yet if the same is true of his MCU counterpart.. The big, purple mass murderer took center stage in and took on a whole bunch of heroes in
Likeand , Eternals will shine the spotlight on Marvel’s cosmic comic characters.
What is the history of the Eternals?
Thanos may be the only Eternal we’ve seen on screen, but Eternals have a comic history that stretches back to 1976. They were dreamed up by Jack Kirby, co-creator of the Avengers, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, after he created the very similar for DC six years earlier.
In the comics, they’re an evolutionary offshoot of humanity living on Earth who possess greater 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 themovies — most notably the space station Knowhere (actually a Celestial’s severed head) and Peter Quill’s dad, Ego, (who took a human form) in .