The first trailer for the Eternals showed us that these superior beings have been living on Earth for a long time. This made us question what stopped them from taking part in so many events in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Maybe their participation would have allowed the demise of some of the biggest losses we have had. But it seems they had their reason for not being able to take a part in these events. As the new movies introduce us to new characters like Shang Chi and the Eternals, the latter is definitely going to make a massive change to our perception of this universe. Let’s take a look at why the Eternals Did Not Show Up in Endgame.
Marvel has confirmed that Eternals will take place right after the events of Endgame. The events of Endgame had a massive impact on the Marvel Cinematic Universe since it ended the Infinity Saga. Keeping in accordance with their tendency of secrecy about the movie during marketing, Marvel hasn’t answered any of the questions regarding the Eternals. While the first trailer gave us an introduction to all the characters and how they came to Earth and how they are uniting after such a long period of time.
The second trailer that came out quite recently, gave us a lot more in terms of the questions we had. This being the final trailer we were given the most possible amount of detail possible for keeping us excited till the release. This trailer showed us the members of the Eternals discussing their role on earth. While at the same time is gave us a glance at the Deviants, the prime antagonists of the prior, for the first time. Throughout the trailer, some of the characters also answered some of the questions regarding their absence in one of the most important events of MCU.
Why didn’t the Eternals interfere?
The Eternals were created by the Celestials, an ancient race of superior beings with vast matter and energy manipulation abilities. They created the Eternals alongside another race called the Deviants. These two races were also much more advanced and possessed superhuman abilities for serving their purpose. The Celestials are also responsible for much of the creation of the multiverse and the evolution of life. They are some of the very first life forms in the universe. The Celestials took a certain number of natives upon their arrival on Earth. They conducted a series of experiments on them and that led to the creation of the Eternals and the Deviants.
The presence of the Celestials in the MCU was hinted right at the very first time we were given a much larger look at the universe itself. Guardians of the Galaxy told us that one of the Celestials by the name of Eson the Searcher used the Power Stone to destroy an entire planet. And now his severed head is known as Knowhere, home to the mining colony of Exitar. Even Peter Quill’s father is also a Celestial. So it can be clearly seen that they have had a strong and yet silent presence all throughout the MCU. With time it’s only going to get bigger.
In the final trailer, Dane Whitman played by Kit Harrington, asks Sersi, played by Gemma Chan, why they didn’t interfere in any of the battles that took place before. Sersi answers by saying that they were instructed no to get involved in the lives of humans unless the Deviants attacked Earth. Though this may seem like a very simple response but there’s more to that as Kevin Feige recently confirmed that events of Eternals will have a “major ripple effect on future stories”, which could be a massive link to their no interference policy. It is very clear that this is the right time to unite and come back as their enemies have also started to appear.
Eternals, directed by Chloe Zhao will release on November 5.
Besides that, MCU’s upcoming roster includes Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, The Marvels, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Fantastic Four, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Deadpool 3, and Blade. We’ve also got several MCU shows for Disney Plus including Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, She-Hulk, Secret Invasion, Ironheart, I am Groot, Armor Wars, Echo, Wakanda, and Okoye.