Marvel’s Eternals trailer confirms its place on the MCU timeline
After Avengers: Endgame, the MCU timeline got particularly distorted. The blip, after all, is a huge event that took place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Moreover, the Disney+ Loki series made the timeline even more convoluted, opening a full-blown multiversal war. Therefore, many fans are rightfully asking questions about all upcoming MCU movies and shows and their place on the MCU timeline. Now, thanks to the final trailer of Marvel’s Eternals, we have that question answered for the upcoming star-studded movie.
The final trailer of Eternals hit YouTube on August 19, a few months before its release in November. And in this trailer, we saw some big revelations that will help us understand the premise of the movie. In it, we see Salma Hayek, playing the role of Ajak, telling Richard Madden’s Ikaris about Thanos and the blip. and in doing so, she revealed just where the movie stands in the MCU timeline. Ajak said:
Five years ago, Thanos erased half of the population of the universe, but the people of this planet brought everyone back with the snap of a finger.
Ajak then sighed, signaling how the death of Iron Man in Endgame was a huge tragedy and caused its own complications in the MCU. Then, we hear Ajak explaining how it affects the Eternals, saying:
The sudden return of the population provided the necessary energy for the emergence to begin.
Ikaris proceeds to ask how much time do they have, to which Ajak responded, albeit in doom and gloom:
What to expect from Eternals?
With Chloe Zoe as the director, Eternals is set to be a cinematic masterpiece. The Eternals are an advanced alien race created by the Celestials. However, despite their power, they have lived in secrecy on Earth for 7000 years. They have never interfered in the numerous conflicts on Earth that have taken place. And this is because they have been commanded to do so. The only time they have permission to interfere in the Earth’s matters is when their arch-nemesis, the deviants. That is when they put aside their passive nature and come together to protect humanity. Now, they are facing a formidable new enemy and a seemingly global disaster, simultaneously.
And to pull this off, Marvel has assembled a star-studded cast. Eternals will feature the reunion of Game of Thrones’ Rob Stark and Jon Snow, with Madden coming together with Kit Harington one more time. The latter will play the role of Dane Whitman/Black Knight, along with Angelina Jolie (Thena), The Big Sick‘s Kumail Nanjiani (Kingo), The Walking Dead‘s Lauren Ridloff (as Makkari), Crazy Rich Asians‘ Gemma Chan (Sersi), and Dunkirk‘s Barry Keoghan (Druig).
Moreover, Marvel boss Kevin Feige also clarified if Eternals will hit the theatres or Disney+. He revealed:
I think a theatre would be my preference and Chloé’s preference. We will see where we go with it.
Regardless, Eternals release date in the US on November 5, 2021.