Eternals are not something we have given much information on. You may not have even realized that you met one Eternal in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. No, it’s not Groot. It’s actually Thanos, the finger snapping psychopath himself.
Eternals may not have come up in conversation in the any of the Marvel movies we’ve seen so far, yet they date back to the 1976 comic series by Jack Kirby who co-created the Avengers, X-Men and the Fantastic Four.
Who Are The Freaking Eternals?!
So, who are Eternals? They’re basically a more evolved version of humanity created by a group of space Gods called Celestials. The Eternals were created to defend Earth apparently. It seems like Thanos didn’t get the memo. Well, he is dead now! Now, all the attention will be on the Eternals, especially when they may be played by Angelina Jolie and Kumail Nanjiani!
There’s an interesting character we will be introduced to: Eros (Thanos’ brother). He has the power to fly and psychically manipulate people’s feelings. Oh, and he also killed their mother and father Sui-San and Mentor. So, he’s definitely Thanos’ brother! This explains why Thanos went a bit crazy. Eternals are basically able to tap into their cosmic power. The Infinity Stones are able to increase their own abilities and life force, which makes them all invincible. We saw that with Thanos but we didn’t see him using his psionic powers. Psionic powers are just a fancy word to explain that they could basically manipulate matter on a molecular level.
So, yeah. The Eternals are pretty cool.
Possible Plot line of Eternals
The Wrap mentioned how they took on a lot of screenwriters to come up with a story revolving around a female Eternal, Sersi. Introduced first in 1963 by Kirby, she was a goddess of magic. Though, she’s not Asgardian like Thor but rather Greek. The character of Sersi is quite distinct and interesting because she loves to reside on Earth along with humans. Not using her immense power for something major, Sersi is content with living a normal life. She’s a magician and party planner in New York City.
We’re not sure if the movie will show Sersi after the events of Endgame have happened but they will certainly talk more about Eternals. We will get to know about the background of Thanos’ complicated family.
Some think it might be a love story between Ikaris and Sersi but it’s too early to say now.
Kevin Feige stated in one interview with the Collider that it may introduce us to an ensemble of people when it comes to the Eternals.
Eternals are one group, but we like the idea of introducing an ensemble, doing an ensemble movie from the start, as opposed to building up as we did with the first Avengers.
Will old characters return?
Feige had this to say about it:
But seeing returning characters is certainly something we’re gonna do and want to do
Whole Cast And Crew
Along with Kumail Nanjiani and Angelina Jolie, there is also Richard Madden that is rumored to play the character of Ikaris. Madden is best known for his role as Robb Stark in Game of Thrones and David Budd in Bodyguard.
Chloé Zhao is the director for the movie. The Firpo brothers, Ryan Firpo and Matthew K. Firpo, would be serving as the screenplay writers. And of course, Marvel studios head Kevin Feige is the producer of the movie.
As of now, this is everything we know about the movie.
Release Date of Eternals Movie
No concrete details have come on the release date of the Eternals movie, but it is said to start filming this year. Perhaps, it would come around 2020.