Marvel Studios is currently focused on the release of Black Widow this May, but in November, we’re going to get the second Phase 4 MCU film centered on some entirely new characters called Eternals. We don’t have an idea on when the trailer is going to come out for the film, but Marvel has dropped the official character descriptions as well as the synopsis.
This is the overall plot point:
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.
What’s interesting is we finally get the villains—the Deviants—officially named. We know that they’re the rivals of the Eternals in the comics, but now we know officially that they will be the primary antagonists for the film.
It’s also great that we get confirmation that the events of the film take place after Avengers: Endgame. Though Black Widow is a new film, it’s going to be a step back in the timeline, taking place between the events of Civil War and Infinity War.
As for character descriptions, we have:
“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. Kit Harrington was cast as Dane Whitman.”
Personally, my interest for the film so far is just that it’s an expansion of the MCU story, but I am eager to have my mind changed once the first teaser comes out. Hopefully we get something alongside the release of Black Widow, but maybe Marvel would just want to hype up the release of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+. All we can really do is wait and see.
Catch Eternals when it hits theaters Nov. 6, 2020.