During an investor call today, Walt Disney Studios unveiled a brand new synopsis for their second Marvel Studios film this year, Eternals. Previously there wasn’t much released officially from the studio. Now, this new synopsis gives fans way more insight into what the film will be about.
We already knew that the ancient beings would be doing battle with the Deviants, but according to this new information, the events of Avengers: Endgame‘s aftermath will be precisely what causes the Eternals to step out into the world. We’re curious to know how Endgame will end up affecting this story. Black Widow is up first for Marvel Studios, but Eternals will really be our entryway into Marvel’s Phase 4, after all.
“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.
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.
Directed by Chloe Zhao, who helmed the critically acclaimed Sundance film The Rider, and produced by Kevin Feige, The Eternals opens in U.S. theaters on November 6, 2020.”
Some of these plot elements are right out of Neil Gaiman’s run of the comic, which is an excellent read anyway. So if you’re unfamiliar with the history of these Marvel characters, that would be a good place to start? How do you think Eternals will tie into Avengers: Endgame? Leave a message in the comments below.