Marvel Studios’ 26th feature film Eternals is just one of the many highly-anticipated movies hitting the big screen in 2021! We hope that is the case. Visionary director Chloe Zhao will introduce fans everywhere to a brand new cast of cosmic characters making their way to the MCU’s Phase 4! As of late, Zhao is already receiving widespread critical praise for her latest film Nomadland starring Frances McDormand. Marking this as her first big scale comic book feature film, Chloe Zhao assembles one of the most interesting ensembles for a Marvel movie!
While both Disney and Marvel Studios have been mum on specific details there have been some leaks mainly for merchandise like art promos, toys, and t-shirts. As we wait for either a teaser trailer or first look images from any entertainment magazine like Vanity Fair or Entertainment Weekly, character descriptions have made their way onto the internet!
Who Are The Eternals In The MCU
Richard Madden- Ikaris
Ikaris is the tactical leader, the most powerful Eternal, and takes pride in keeping the other Eternals safe. Moral, kind, and charismatic, Ikaris boasts the power of incredible strength, flight, and the ability to project beams of intense cosmic energy from his eyes. When the monstrous Deviants return after centuries, Ikaris leads the charge to unite the scattered Eternals to stop the new threat.
Gemma Chan- Sersi
Sersi is the Eternal with an affinity for humanity. Sersi is as happy working as a museum curator as she is saving humans from the threat of the Deviants. Sersi has the ability to manipulate matter, changing the makeup of any non-sentient material she touches. She’s also been in love with Ikaris for centuries and helps him to recruit the Eternals for one last mission.
Salma Hayek- Ajak
Ajak is the spiritual leader of the Eternals. Her wisdom has helped guide the team since they arrived here from their home planet to help defend humanity from the Deviants and to help humans advance to the modern civilization that they live in today. Ajak can not only heal humans and Eternals alike, but she is able to communicate with the Celestials as well.
Brian Tyree Henry- Phastos
Phastos is blessed with the power of invention. He is able to create whatever he can imagine provided that he has enough raw materials at his disposal. Over the centuries, Phastos has helped nudge humanity forward technologically while always keeping his brilliance hidden in the shadows.
Lauren Ridloff- Makkari
Makkari is the fastest woman in the universe. She uses her cosmically powered super-speed to scout planets for the Eternals, and as the only deaf Eternal, the sonic boom that accompanies her cosmic running does not affect her.
Barry Keoghan- Druig
Druig can use cosmic energy to control the minds of men. Druig has become withdrawn from the other Eternals because he disagrees with how they’ve interacted with mankind over the centuries. Aloof and powerful, at times it’s hard to determine whether he’s friend or foe.
Don Lee (Ma Dong-Seok)- Gilgamesh
Gilgamesh is the strongest and kindest member of the team. He becomes Thena’s de facto partner when the events of the past exile them from the rest of the team. Capable of projecting a powerful exoskeleton of cosmic energy, Gilgamesh is a fierce warrior who has become legendary for his fights with Deviants throughout history.
Angelina Jolie- Thena
Thena, a fierce warrior more comfortable in battle than any other place, has the ability to use cosmic energy to form any handheld weapon she can think of. Often surly and aloof, she forges an unlikely friendship with Gilgamesh that spans centuries.
Kumail Nanjiani- Kingo
Kingo is the Eternal with the power to project cosmic energy projectiles with his hands. Over the centuries, he has become enamored with the idea of fame. In the present day, he’s a famous Bollywood star who must leave his life of wealth and celebrity to help the team repel the new Deviant threat.
Lia McHugh- Sprite
And finally, there is Sprite – who appears to be a 12-year old girl, Sprite has the ability to cast lifelike illusions. Her friendship with Sersi hides a world-weary sadness because she’s been treated like a child by humanity for centuries. But Sprite is much stronger and cleverer than she appears, which will come in handy while they battle with the Deviants.
Not much else is known about the third incarnation of the Marvel Comics character, but it will be interesting to see just how much of a role he’ll play in the Jack Kirby inspired blockbuster!
Set after the events of Avengers: Endgame, Marvel Studios’ Eternals follows an immortal group of aliens created by the Celestials who’ve lived on Earth for 7000 years. A looming, otherworldly race of beings threatens to destroy the Earth as the Eternals must reunite to protect humanity from their evil counterparts, the Deviants.
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Source: The Direct