Eternals is a movie that Marvel is hiding as their surprise package. With this IP, they are planning to bring many new superheroes and villains into the mix of the MCU. Several amazing actors have been added to the project, with the familiar ones like Richard Madden, Kit Harrington, Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani, and Salma Hayek ready to take the MCU to a whole new level. So far, Marvel hasn’t started to really market this film because it is still a year away from us. But, a few new images of the Eternals have made their way online, and it seems that Marvel might release a short trailer for the movie very soon. Till then, take a look at the new leaked image of Ikaris:
Richard Madden’s Ikaris is going to be a key player among the Eternals. He certainly seems to be the most powerful one, and as per a plot leak, he “is the mightiest of the Eternals and can manipulate cosmic energy. He is loyal and protective of his family, and fiercely devoted to their mission.” Besides manipulating cosmic energy, he might also have heat vision and the ability to fly like in the comics. Besides him, we’ve got a new look at Kumail Nanjiani’s Kingo. Take a look:
His suit looks amazing. He will be “the Eternals’ wisecracking, fun-loving fighter. While the others have chosen to lead unassuming lives on Earth, Kingo has used his abilities to become a world famous Bollywood movie star.” We should expect him to be an extremely proficient combatant, and he’d also be a part of an amazing Bollywood dance number in the movie. After Kingo and Ikaris, we’ve also got an image of the whole Eternals team. Here, take a look:
As you can see, Ikaris does have the ability to levitate and fly. As for the abilities of other characters, here’s what we learned a while back:
“The Eternals are a group of super powered immortal alien warriors created by the cosmic engineers known as “Celestials” and sent to Earth to protect humankind from the Deviants, monstrous creatures also created by the Celestials that have gone rogue.
– The Eternals arrived on Earth in ancient times and lived among humans throughout the centuries, always keeping their true nature a secret.
– Sersi (Gemma Chan) is the Eternals’ spy and has psychic powers. Her mission is to protect their secret, but she enjoys living among humans and wishes her family could reveal their existence to the world.
– Dane Whitman (Kit Harington) is an archaeologist who learns about the Eternals. Sersi is sent to erase his memories, but they instead fall in love, leaving Sersi divided between Whitman and her family.
– Ajak (Salma Hayek) is the leader of the Eternals and has healing powers. She regards the Eternals as her family, particularly because they are not allowed to have children of their own.
– Thena (Angelina Jolie) is deadliest of the Eternals and has superhuman reflexes. She is brash, rebellious and prone to breaking the rules, and carries a great secret.
– Gilgamesh (Don Lee) is the strongest of the Eternals and has superhuman strength and endurance. He is sensitive and humorous despite his massive size, and cares deeply about the others.
– Makkari (Lauren Ridloff) is the Eternals’ scout and has superhuman speed. Her function is to travel the world storing knowledge about the humans and the planet. She is deaf-mute and communicates through sign language.
– Phastos (Bryan Tyree Henry) is the Eternals’ inventor. He is the most rational of the group and was once very optimistic, but has since lost his faith in humanity. He is gay.
– Sprite (Lia McHugh) is the Eternals’ storyteller and can create illusions. Despite being permanently trapped in the body of a child, she maintains an upbeat demeanor.
– Druig (Barry Keoghan) is the most dangerous of the Eternals and can control people’s minds, particularly their fears. Unlike the others, he despises humans and has his own plans.
As of now, a lot of people are not familiar with this project. But, there’s certainly a lot of potential and source material available for Marvel to really make a solid trilogy out of this IP. So, you should really look forward to this film as it could be as big as the first Avengers movie.
Eternals hits theatres on November 5, 2021. Here’s the latest synopsis of the film:
“The Eternals possess incredible strength and the power to fly. Some of them even have other additional powers.
Coming in 2021…
The return of the Deviants, a race of alien predators, pushes the Eternals to unite their powers. Working as a team, they can save the world!”