Marvel fans have parted with Phase 3 MCU with heavy hearts. Soon after, Marvel introduced phase 4 and gave its fans hope to be fulfilled. MCU is excited to launch it’s new, unknown characters. One such very new project is the Eternals. Though we have not heard of many Eternals we sure have heard of one of them- Thanos! Yes, Thanos is an Eternal and have a comic history that stretches back to 1976 when they were created by Jack Kirby.
The Eternals, in the comics, are an evolutionary version of humans on earth who possess powers and have a much longer life span. The celestials, who are Space Gods assign the Eternals to protect the earth. MCU has given us a glimpse at a few celestials, one of them being Peter Quill’s father, Ego from the Guardians of the Galaxy Series.
In pivotal roles of the movie are: Kumail Nanjiani as “cosmic-powered” Kingo, Brian Tyree Henry as “intelligent inventor” Phastos, Salma Hayek as “wise and spiritual leader” Ajak, Richard Madden as the “all-powerful” Ikaris, Lia McHugh as ” eternally young, old-soul” Sprite, Angelina Jolie as “fierce warrior” Thena, Don Lee as “powerful” Gilgamesh, Lauren Ridloff as “super-fast” Makkari.
Kit Harrington is rumored to feature in the film. In that case this will be a reunion for kit Harrington and Richard madden who played Jon Snow and Robb Stark in the game of thrones series. There is no confirmation that we will see them together on the screen. Gemma Chan is going to feature in the Eternals but she will not be playing the character of MinnErva from Captain Marvel, instead she will play the character Sersi.
The official synopsis was given on January 16 2020 through an official statement, and said that the Eternals are “ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years.”
“Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s most ancient enemy, The Deviants,” the official statement reads.
The movie is likely to hit theaters on Nov 6th 2020. Black Widow is set to release in May, by the time we completely get over the Scarlett Johannson magic; we will have the Eternals to look forward to.
WHAT ELSE IS COMING IN PHASE 4 of MCU
Black Widow, Thor 4: Love and Thunder, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Blade. Marvel TV shows coming up are WandaVision, Loki, The Falcon and Winter Soldier.