New Eternals Footage at CCXP:
Marvel’s Eternals is going to be the most unique superhero movie of 2020. And, it will actually be the only superhero movie of the year that involves an ensemble of characters. With Black Widow, we did have an idea of what to expect, but with the Eternals, we’ve got no clue whatsoever. We’ve got a bunch of theories but many of those might be proven wrong at this very instant because Marvel revealed new footage at Brazil CCXP.
Obviously that footage was limited for the crowd attending the event, but we’ve got a description of the footage shown at Brazil CCXP. This footage as Feige revealed comes straight from camera as the movie is currently being shot. Here’s the description of the footage revealed by Marvel Studios:
“Druig (Barry Keoghan) the leader of Deviants opens doors to what looks like a training camp. He finds part of The Eternals reunited with Ikaris (Richard Madden) at the front. He stares at them and says “Welcome. Feel at home.” The preview then alternates several images of the Eternals scattered around different parts of the world, all with a sacred or magnanimous appearance. They all appear together in uniform, apparently led by Ajak (Salma Hayek). In alternating scenes and glimpses, they gather around a bonfire, and Thena (Angelina Jolie) appears lit by the fire. Ajak and Kingo (Kumail Nanjiani) appear to be riding horses.
The scenes seem to show us many different cultures around the globe, but there is one character who appears several times alone and is definitely a mysterious highlight of the footage: Sersi (Gemma Chan). When they all come together on the beach, Sersi clasps Sprite (Lia McHugh) in what appears to be a solemn act. The preview ends with Ajak saying “these people have changed us. We need to protect them.”
Well, there’s a lot happening here that we cannot make out just yet. We’d need to see the footage for ourselves, but there’s one thing that has been made very clear by this footage – Sersi is going to play an extremely important role. This is what we had figured previously. Her relationship with Dane Whitman aka Black Knight (Kit Harrington) is what will drive the story. Other than these two, Ajak, Thena and Ikaris are going to play lead roles here while the likes of Kingo, Sprite and others will be supporting characters.
Druig is the leader of the Deviants, which are the evil counterparts of Eternals. So, it is more or less confirmed that Druig will play an antagonist in the movie. And this footage does make the goal of the Eternals clear. They were handed the task of protecting the people of Earth, and that’s what they’d be doing by the end of the film.
Later, Feige revealed more details about the Eternals. He said:
“The Eternals know about the existence of The Avengers. The Avengers don’t know much about The Eternals…Yet. Celestials are a big part of it, you’ve seen a little of the Celestials in Guardians of the Galaxy. Nowhere is the severed head of a Celestial. We will see the Celestials in their full, true enormous power in The Eternals.”
The Celestials are the creators of Eternals & Deviants. So it’d be interesting to see their role manifest in the movie. But what’s more interesting is that the Eternals know about the Avengers. They have been scattered all across Earth, and the Avengers are a popular figure so it’s understandable for them to know the team. But the Avengers don’t know about Eternals.
A previous leak suggested that the Eternals have somehow forgotten about their powers. That’s a plausible explanation of why there haven’t been any Eternals sightings in the last century within the MCU. That’s why the Avengers don’t know about them yet. But once they’re reminded of their powers, they’d turn into the protectors of Earth. So, the New Avengers will actually have to work with this team. Let’s see what happens.
Eternals releases on November 6, 2020.