Marvel has finally gone ahead and released The Eternals teaser trailer! Now, this is one that fans have been waiting a while for! If you aren’t very familiar with the Marvel lore, this might be your first introduction to The Eternals. In our opinion, it doesn’t disappoint.
The film takes place after Avengers: Endgame but The Eternals themselves are practically ancient. They’ve been around far longer than pretty much any of the other superheroes we’ve come to know.
Something that happens in this film will draw The Eternals out of hiding and bring them into the public eye. They’ve been kind of fighting with The Deviants for generations, and it seems the world is about to be made aware of that fact.
Chloé Zhao is both directing and writing the film. She recently spoke about how accommodating Marvel was for her.
“I think that Marvel has been so incredible, that Kevin and Nate and the whole team, they knew from the moment I pitched the film, I really wanted to [have] the scope and scale, and, at the same time, the intimacy,” she told Margaret Gardiner on YouTube. “They knew I wanted both, and they have been so incredible holding my hand through the entire process of allowing me to go as far as possible and as small as possible, and how that fit into the whole MCU. It’s been a pretty incredible process. You have to wait and see.”
In a discussion with director Barry Jenkins for Variety, Zhao revealed how eager she was to work with Marvel Studios. “I have been a fan of the MCU for the last decade. So, I put the word out there I wanted to make a Marvel movie, and the right project came to me,” Zhao said. “I just wanted to work with that team. Again, back to world-building. It is my favorite thing. That’s why I love Star Wars. There is a world that is so rich. I wanted to enter it and see what I can do. It’s the same as what you’re saying. Can I put a spin on it while still being true to the essence of it? That’s exciting to me. It’s not that different than me going to the world of rodeo cowboys and saying, ‘My spin on that is going to be this,’ and it’s a collaboration. The chemistry of that, when it’s right, it could be very exciting.”
The Eternals cast includes Angelina Jolie as Thena, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Gemma Chan as Sersi, and Barry Keoghan as Druig. Kit Harrington also stars as Dane Whitman, a.k.a. the Marvel Comics hero Black Knight.
Did you enjoy The Eternals teaser trailer?
The Eternals opens in theaters on November 5th.
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