After a brief period in 2020 when the world was MCU-less, Disney is back to unleashing Marvel movies and TV series at such a breakneck pace that the Multiverse is collapsing. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings literally kicked off the big-screen portion of the MCU’s Phase Four, which will get truly wonky in December’s multiverse-smashing Spider-Man: No Way Home. WandaVision introduced dangerous dark magic to the franchise, Loki altered time itself, and then Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings literally kicked off the big-screen portion of the MCU’s Phase Four, which will get truly wonky in There’s a lot going on, and right in the thick of it all comes Eternals, which is as near to a risk as the MCU will ever get at this moment.
After a slew of limited series and the release of films like Black Widow and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Marvel fans can now look forward to yet another cinematic adventure.
Eternals, which reunites an all-star cast under Academy Award-winning Nomadland filmmaker Chloe Zhao, appears to be another creative addition in the saga, taking the baton from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
One of the most outstanding and diverse ensembles of performers has come together to represent the immensely strong – and incredibly old – beings known as the Eternals, and the film is now just days away.
If you want to see more from the Eternals film, you may watch the Change and Protect teasers, as well as the two full-length trailers, which are conveniently included further down this page.
Eternals had its world premiere on October 18, 2021, in Los Angeles, and was also screened at the Rome Film Festival on October 24, 2021.
The Eternals Release Date
Following two major pandemic-related delays, Eternals will be released in theatres on Friday, November 5th, 2021, a full year after it was originally scheduled.
The film will be exhibited exclusively in theatres for 45 days before being released on Disney Plus, similar to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which will be released on the platform later this month.
As revealed by actor Gemma Chan on Twitter in February 2020, filming on Eternals was completed just before COVID-19 became a global health concern.
The Eternals Cast
The stacked, wonderfully diverse cast includes [deep breath] Gemma Chan as Sersi, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Angelina Jolie as Thena, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Brian Tyre Henry as Phastos, Barry Keoghan as Druig, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Laren Ridloff as Makkari, and Lia McHugh as Sprite, who were all announced Kit Harington is playing Dane Whitman, while Dan Stevens is rumored—read: basically confirmed—to be playing the villain.
The Eternals Plot
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is introduced to a race of super-powered aliens known as the Eternals, who first appeared in comic books in 1976 and were created by famed comic book creator Jack Kirby.
The Eternals are ancient beings who have been living in secret on Earth for thousands of years, having been created by the all-powerful Celestials (who had previously been mentioned in the Guardians of the Galaxy films).
Their specific talents differ, but they are all capable of tremendous feats such as flight, super-strength, and endurance, putting them among the most powerful beings in the Marvel Universe.
After the events of Avengers: Endgame, “an unexpected tragedy drives them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s most ancient nemesis, The Deviants,” the Eternals film will take place.
The Deviants are hideous in appearance and frequently morph, making them unpredictable opponents and the Eternals’ strong arch-nemeses.
Marvel is famously tight-lipped about what fans can expect from Zhao’s film, but fans can rest assured that the celebrated filmmaker wrote the script herself.
The Eternals Trailer
Marvel Studios officially released the first official teaser for The Eternals in May 2021, set to Skeeter Davis’ timeless classic “The End of the World.”
Before closing on a group image of the completely gathered squad, the film gives us our first glimpse at the star-studded cast in their thrilling new roles, including Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, and Kumail Nanjiani. Take a look at the teaser below.
The final Eternals trailer, which debuted in August, reveals that the film is intimately linked to the events of Avengers: Endgame, indicating that the universe’s population’s abrupt return generated enough energy to begin “the emergence.”
At this point, it’s unclear what that implies, but the teaser depicts horrific visuals of planet Earth being nearly destroyed unless the Eternals can band together to stop it in the next seven days.
The new clip also teases an explanation for why the Eternals did not intervene during the events of Infinity War and Endgame, ostensibly because their Celestial founders told them not to. Check out the new footage below the jump: