The Eternals is a term that we’re gonna hear much more about from now onwards as a movie with the same is scheduled to release on 5th November 2021. One 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.
The film will follow an immortal race of aliens created by the Celestials who have lived on Earth for over 7,000 years and unite to protect humanity in the present day. Originally scheduled for release in November of 2020, Eternals has been delayed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. First, it was moved to February 12, 2021, and then to November 5, 2021, which marks a whole year from its original release date. The film’s delayed release has meant that merchandise and promotional tie-in products that would have been planned for its two previous release dates are bound to leak out, sometimes even revealing details of the plot. Now fans are getting a new look at the next team in the MCU.
The Twitter account Cosmic_Marvel released a photo of a calendar that gives fans the best look at the Eternals characters yet, minus Angelina Jolie’s Thena. The image showcases the various members of the Eternals family in their cosmic costume including Richard Madden as Ikaris, Gemma Chan as Sersi, Selma Hayek as Ajak, and Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo. Other characters include Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Lia McHugh as Sprite, and Barry Keoghan as Druig. We couldn’t help but notice the absence of Angelina Jolie’s Thena from the calendar, as Jolie was one of the first to sign on for Eternals and was originally believed to be the star of the film. Her absence could be for a number of reasons, stemming from too many characters already on the calendar to her absence hinting at an eventual plot reveal or turn for the character. It could even be something as simple as not being on the cover but still being featured inside the calendar or on the back cover.
The Eternals were created by Jack Kirby in 1976, existing as incredibly powerful immortal beings created with a sole purpose to protect the Earth from the scourge of the monstrous Deviants, the opposite race that is evil and as powerful as the Eternals. Both races were the creation of the cosmic beings known as the Celestials. An Eternal can never truly die, they can always be awakened to fight the Deviants in the time of stress, and it is not always rainbows and roses. Conflicts have occurred in the past and it has taken a toll on the unity of the Eternals. Splintering has occurred over the years, and some Eternals are excluded from ever being reborn if they’re deemed too much of a threat to the world or to the Eternals’ cause.
The Eternals will be seen defending the Earth against their ancient foes, the Deviants. Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry, Don Lee, Richard Madden, Lauren Ridloff, Gemma Chan, Barry Keoghan, and Lia McHugh are all set to appear in the eponymous race of super-powered beings who have lived amongst the human race since long, and before mankind. Ever since its release date pushing from November 5 to November 6, 2021, fans need it now more than ever because the last Marvel pulled off something like this, it was a huge hit amongst the fan and otherwise at the box office, and they gave us our favorite humorous gang of heroes called Guardians of the Galaxy.
There is no ambiguity in the fact that Eternals is being teased as one of the most ambitious Marvel films to date. It’s directed by Chloé Zhao, whose recent film Nomadland premiered on Hulu and has been garnering critical acclaim and awards buzz. Kevin Feige called Zhao’s pitch for Eternals “the best he’d ever heard,” and the director has admitted that Marvel has taken a big risk on the movie. She has teased an epic film that spans centuries, filming on multiple locations, and has cited The Revenant as a reference for its action scenes.