It’s time for some good news, MCU has confirmed Thanos’s direct connection with the Eternals. According to The Direct, AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N., which is an interactive exhibit featuring props and giving information to their fans for an up-close experience with their world, has given us some exciting news. The Eternals is a term that we’re gonna hear much more from now onwards as a movie with the same is scheduled to release on 5th November 2021. Thor provided per in-universe intel and said that Thanos is, “the last of an ancient and highly sophisticated species known throughout the universe as ‘The Eternals’.”
Thanos’s origin tells us that he comes from Saturn’s biggest moon called the Titan (infamously referred to as the Mad Titan). The knowledge of him being the last of an ancient and sophisticated species spread throughout the world tells us about the power that he possesses and his ability to take over many superpower heroes single-handedly. Comic readers know that Thanos himself was born to two Eternals named A’lars and Sui-San, but these two characters are not known to be appearing in the film, but Thena, another Eternal who is Thanos’s cousin will be featuring in the film and will be played by Angelina Jolie.
AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N. is the closest to an official source that might prove this thing to be a reality and it’s believed that Thanos can more or less be seen in the movie and be introduced in the Marvel universe once again. This note is said to be written by in-universe Thor, and if it’s true, then Thor and the Asgardians are well aware of the Eternal’s existence but probably people of the Earth do not. The entire plot of the movie consists of the saga of the Eternals and how they live amongst humans and shaped the history and civilizations. The cast includes Kit Harington as the Black Knight, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Angelina Jolie as Thena, Selma Hayek as Ajak, and many more. Even Harry Styles is rumored to be cast in the film, and Keanu Reeves was rumored to play the villain last year.
Some of the well-known facts about the Eternals is that they were created by the Celestials as the next evolutionary step in the process to create humans beings. Following this, their enemies were also created by the Celestials. They have a long lifespan but are particularly not immortals. They have acquired their powers from cosmic energy just like Captain Marvel. They could have powers like flight, superhuman strength, force-field generation, and many more. There are a total of five generations of Eternals – First were born before the fall of Titanos which was their personal city. 2nd generation Eternals were alive at the time of the catastrophic experiment pulled off by Kronos (1st general Eternal). 3rd generation Eternals were born after Kronos’ experiment. 4th generation was born after the coming of the Second Host and the 5th general were born after the Third Host.
Considering that even Thanos is an Eternal, what may come as a surprise that even though he gave the Avengers a hard time and wiped out half the universe, he still turned to dust and out of existence by the hands of a mortal who didn’t have any superpowers – Iron Man. Maybe Thanos still hasn’t got the light he is supposed to get, but the Eternals which is releasing on 5th November 2021, may provide us a deeper insight of what actually Thanos is and even look at his family extensions consisting of his cousin sister Thena played by Angelina Jolie.
The movie already holds a strong command over the protectors of the Earth, the reason why they were made by the Celestials but the Earth already had a number of protectors – The Defenders, The Avengers, etc. The movie is direct by Chloe Zhao who’s the first solo female director. Earlier movies like Captain Marvel and movies like Black widow had and will have a female co-director. We now know that Thanos was not a normal entity, he was instead crafted by the Celestials and that is why was able to possess and harness the power of the infinity stones, kill millions and lead an army so vast it could be a world in itself.