But this is hardly her first rodeo, with previous roles in Totem, The Lodge, and Into the Dark. Tony Stark is a superhero billionaire but also a drunk with father issues. The entire Jack Kirby run is reprinted in The Eternals Omnibus.
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A first look at Eternals will more than likely come our way in time for Black Widow in May, as common sense says that Marvel Studios will attach a teaser trailer for the history-spanning ensemble to that movie. It’s true that there’s still so much of The Eternals we’ve yet to know about. It’s unknown what Marvel is thinking of for its next major arc, the one that will propel the MCU into Phase Five, Six, maybe even Seven. But just as it was a mistake that people dismissed Guardians of the Galaxy, calling it Marvel’s “riskiest” movie – Dave Bautista’s own bosses at WWE wrote off the film, telling “Drax” to his face , “We don’t know if the movie’s going to be that good” — it would be a mistake not to expect big things from The Eternals.
At the same time Starlin was writing these graphic novels and tie-ins, the character also appeared in New Avengers #23-24 (Oct-Nov 2014), 10 Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3, #18-20 (Oct-Dec 2014), Legendary Star-Lord #4 (Dec 2014), a six-issue miniseries titled Thanos: A God Up There Listening (Dec 2014), Avengers vol. 5, #40-41 (Mar-Apr 2015), and Deadpool vol. 3, #45 (“#250”) (Jun 2015). Thanos also played a major role in the five-issue miniseries The Infinity Gauntlet vol. 2, (July 2015 – Jan 2016), a tie-in of the cross-over Secret Wars (2015).
Synopsis: Marvel Studios’ The Eternals features an exciting new team of Super Heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, 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.
Of course. While it’s not confirmed, We Got This Covered reported a source close to the Marvel studio said Maelstrom will make an appearance in the film, perhaps in an end scene as a set up for the Eternals sequel. He’s a major antagonist in the comics and could factor into a larger plot in upcoming MCU phases.
If adapted into the MCU, the premise would explain where these characters have been during the past 10 years of cataclysmic events. And it would place the film in the more everyday world, where Marvel movies have often shined their brightest.
These similarities didn’t go unnoticed at Marvel, and in the years after Kirby’s series ended, editorial attempted to improve the situations by knitting the Eternals closer into the existing fictional fabric. Creators found ways of connecting them to other parts of the Marvel Universe — and that might also give us a clue of how they could fit into the MCU.
The cast of Eternals is rounded out with A-listers and rising stars alike, and while big names alone never guarantee a movie’s success, it seems like the casting director has given fans a lot to look forward to with this film. Richard Madden , who rose to fame for playing the ill-fated Robb Stark in Game of Thrones, has signed on to play Ikaris.
After breaking for a commercial, the actor was still working over various desserts while trying to promote his Apple TV Plus show, Little America. What were we talking about again?” he asked, mouth full.Marvel’s The Eternals is set for release on November 6 from Disney, the parent company of ABC News.
In the present day, she’s also a party animal. Even after the other Eternals retreated to their mountains, Sersi continued to live among humans, just because they’re more fun. She has a low threshold for boredom and a long-standing, highly relatable eagerness to jump Captain America’s bones.
Given these apocalyptic circumstances, Ikaris calls on the other Eternals, including a woman living in New York named Sersi (who once turned a group of oafish sailors into pigs, for all you Homer fans). In addition to Zuras and Makarri, the story also introduces Sprite (a young Eternal trickster who once appeared to William Shakespeare), Thena (the daughter of Zuras, and probably the least creative use of the misspelled name” shtick), and a bad Eternal who is primarily identified as The Forgotten One who was excommunicated from Eternal society for meddling in humanity’s affairs too often (you may know him as Gilgamesh).
It’s worth noting that all Eternals theoretically have the same powers — unity is a big part of the concept, to the extent that any group of them can form a collective consciousness known as the Uni-Mind” — but since Kirby’s original series there’s been a push to differentiate the way they use those powers. As is common for characters of the handsome leader archetype, Ikaris has the vanilla powerset. And, unfortunately, a personality to match.
You may have heard of two of their offspring: Starfox (or Eros if you’re nasty) and Thanos. And no, not that Starfox , but yes that Thanos Fun fact: Thanos is actually an Eternal with something known as Deviant Syndrome, which causes him to look like a Crossfit California Raisin instead of a conventionally hot godlike being. So there’s a neat little connection to the Marvel Cinematic Universe right off the bat.
It described them as ‘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’.
However, the clear standout character is Sersi, the character Angelina Jolie is reportedly playing in the Eternals movie. She’s the Circe of Greek myth, best known for transforming Odysseus and his crew into pigs in Homer’s Odyssey, but also claims to have taught Merlin every trick he knew. Think of the magical duel sequence from The Sword in the Stone, where two sorcerers constantly change forms — that’s Sersi.
The Eternals are a powerful race of cosmic beings who have existed in our solar system for millions of years. While most Eternals look perfectly human on the outside, their advanced biology gives them incredible strength, long lives and powers that set them far above mortal men.
Quite possibly. As the Guardians were Marvel’s first spacefaring franchise it at least seems likely that some of the alien races and planets introduced in those movies could cross over into The Eternals, with Marvel’s world-building (or should that be universe-building?) in full effect.
In Avengers: Endgame , three weeks after eliminating half of all life, Thanos is ambushed by the surviving Avengers on his farm. They learn he destroyed the stones to avoid temptation, and an enraged Thor beheads him. Five years later (2023), the Avengers time travel to various points and retrieve the stones from the past, hoping that their fallen allies and loved ones can be brought back. The 2014 version of Thanos becomes aware of their plan and tasks Nebula with bringing him and his army to the future. Just as Bruce Banner uses the gathered stones to restore those who were decimated, Thanos attacks the Avengers with the intention of using the stones to destroy the universe and create a new one. During the final battle with the Avengers and their allies, he is finally defeated when Stark uses the stones to destroy him and his army.
There’s also a twist to the basic concept of what makes Eternal people special, as they’re no longer strictly immortal. They can live forever, but if they get killed by a sufficiently powerful enemy, they have to be reborn in special pods. Kirby’s Eternals acted a little distant from humanity, as if their immortality made them superior to mortal men, but this revival’s primary focus was grounding the god-like characters with more relatable stakes—even if they still spent a lot of time contemplating their cosmic-level destinies. It’s sort of like a superhero story where everyone is Bran from Game Of Thrones, but most of them are a little less pompous and aloof than he was.
Directed by Chloe Zhao, Eternals stars a veritable murderer’s row of superstars: Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden, Kit Harington, Ma Dong-Seok, Kumail Nanjiani, Kumail Nanjiani’s twelve individual abs , and many more. It’s a film that Kevin Feige promised a screaming crowd at Brazil’s Comic Con Experience will redefine and change” the MCU.
Eternals have the potential to develop many superhuman abilities, including super-strength, flight, telepathy, force field generation and transmutation. However, most tend to focus on honing specific abilities. For example, Ikaris has incredibly attuned senses, while Makkari’s signature ability is to run at great speeds and Sersi can manipulate objects on the atomic level.
When word got out that Angelina Jolie was in talks to appear in Eternals, the prevailing rumor was that she would be signing on to play the Eternal Sersi. But at Comic-Con, it was confirmed that Jolie was actually playing a different Eternal, Thena In the Marvel Universe, the city of Athens, Greece was reportedly built for Thena, not the goddess Athena. Human beings confusing Thena and Athena bred hostility between the Eternals and the Olympic gods of Greek mythology, eventually leading to an all out war. In Gaiman’s Eternals comics, Thena works as a researcher at Stark Enterprises and starts remembering her past as an Eternal through recurring nightmares.
In 2014, six years after Iron Man introduced moviegoers to the MCU, the studio went far into space with Guardians of the Galaxy. Although the film starred Z-list characters, two of whom were a talking raccoon and a giant tree, the movie’s fresh tone and dope playlist of boomer pop made it an overnight franchise.
This info has not been confirmed by Marvel yet, but Kevin Feige has stated that the studio is moving forward with projects involving characters from franchises they acquired through the Fox-Disney deal , like X-Men, Deadpool, and Fantastic Four. Although we already know that there are no X-Men films planned for phase 4, that doesn’t mean they can’t start incorporating the X-Men into the MCU. If there is an X-Men film planned for phase 5 in a couple years, Eternals will be the perfect time to get fans excited for these new additions to the MCU.
Thanos appears in Lego Marvel Super Heroes – Black Panther: Trouble in Wakanda , voiced again by Isaac C. Singleton Jr. 92 94 After being beaten by the Avengers, Thanos collaborates with Erik Killmonger and Ulysses Klaue into raiding Wakanda for its Vibranium that will help Thanos get stronger.
Nanjiani later expanded a bit more on his “epic” designation of The Eternals. Thematically, the Eternals were similar to another Kirby creation, the New Gods — another group of ancient godlike beings in an epic struggle with their opposites, with humanity caught in between.
Namor, Marvel’s first mutant, aka the Submariner, is being rumored and speculated for an appearance in Eternals. At San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Marvel announced The Eternals will be released in theaters on November 6, 2020. It’s going to be the first movie to give us a glimpse at the post-Endgame MCU.
The Eternals is set to open in theaters on November 6. The next film in Marvel’s lineup, Black Widow , premieres on May 1. Speaking of Lemuria and the Deviants, the Eternals’ ancient enemies have another trick up their sleeve that’s tied to another Marvel Universe location.
New set photos from Marvel’s upcoming film, The Eternals, shows off more of Kit Harington’s heroic character, Black Knight. Like many Eternals, Ajak has a reputation among humans connecting him to the deity Quetzalcoatl, and he also encountered other Marvel heroes in his time, even once besting Thor in combat.
Looking for movie tickets? Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing Eternals near you. There are no featured reviews for Eternals because the movie has not released yet (Nov 6, 2020). A Celestial delivers a foreboding stare in high-res art for the upcoming MCU film, Eternals.
The Humans: That’s us! Humans wound up basically trashing the joint through greed and violence, but that’s neither here nor there. We just suck and Jack Kirby knows it. Thena is also one of the Eternals greatest enemies – or at least, she’s been a pawn of their foe Kro, leader of the Deviants, who once brainwashed her into allying with him against Ikaris.
According to the comics, The Eternals stem from common mythology dating back to the dawn of the human race. Ancient overseers known as The Celestials arrived on Earth to divide its inhabitants into three sects: humans, Eternals, and Deviants.
It continued: ‘The outstanding ensemble cast include Richard Madden as the all-powerful Ikaris, Gemma Chan as humankind-loving Sersi, Kumail Nanjiani as the cosmic-powered Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as the super-fast Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as the intelligent inventor Phastos, Salma Hayak as the wise and spiritual leader Ajak, Lia McHugh as the eternally young, old-coul Sprite, Don Lee as the powerful Gilgamesh, Barry Keoghan as the aloof longer Druig, and Angelina Jolie as the fierce warrior Thena.
While Zuras ruled, three new Eternal cities were built. The first was Olympia , located in the mountains of Greece, near the main portal between the Earth dimension and the Olympians’ home dimension, which led many ancient Greeks to confuse some of the godlike Eternals with members of the Olympian pantheon. Eventually, an agreement was reached with the gods where some Eternals, such as Thena , would impersonate the Olympians before their worshipers. The other two Eternal cities were Polaria (located in Siberia) and Oceana (in the Pacific).
Technically, yes. Thanos, Marvel’s big bad, is an Eternal-Deviant hybrid. His purple skin and scarred face are proof of his Deviant lineage, but the fact that the Mad Titan possesses numerous superpowers – and could wield the Infinity Stones – is also evidence of his Eternal bloodline. He was born on the Saturn Moon of Titan to the Eternals’ A’lars and Sui-San but, thanks to a Deviant gene, developed Deviant Syndrome” and became the universe-ending threat we know him to be.
However, Thanos was a bit of a wildcard, because he also possessed a recessive Deviant gene. This explains his appearance. His status as an outlier means we can reasonably expect that most of the characters in Eternals will be entirely new to us. In fact, given that the MCU has never shied away from streamlining their characters’ dense histories for the screen, it’s entirely possible that Thanos may not even come up.
Tyree Henry’s character will join Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie as the first openly queer characters in Marvel’s history. Thompson’s character will be looking for a queen to join her as Asgard’s ruler in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder.
Expect the Marvel Cinematic Universe to get a whole lot weirder this November with the release of Chloe Zhao’s Eternals Based on the genuinely bonkers creations of Jack Kirby, the Eternals are a godlike race of cosmic beings who have secretly lived among us on Earth since time immemorial. On today’s episode of Explainiac, we delve deep into the oddball history of Marvel’s Eternals before the film hits theaters on November 6, 2020.