Eternals: Imagining The Retro-Cast If The Movie Was Made In 1980s!

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Eternals, directed by Chloé Zhao, is the movie that introduced us to a whole new team of MCU heroes. No matter what reviews and reactions it received, the movie was a great watch! Not one, two, or three, but almost 10-11 heroes were introduced. That’s almost a dozen! Just for a little fun, we tried reimagining the cast of the Eternals if the movie was made in the 1980s. So, here’s a retro-casting for the 2021’s Eternals. We’re sure you won’t disagree with the casting. Check it out! Also, some of them resemble via face, while some share the same personality trait.


1. Rita Morena As Ajak

Ajak and Rita Moreno in Eternals
Ajak and Rita Moreno

Rita Morena was a well-respected actress of her Golden Age in Hollywood. She brought a great vibrance to the screen whenever she appeared. So, she would prove to be a perfect match to play Ajak, the Prime Eternal in 1980s Eternals.

2. Mel Gibson As Dane Whitman

Dane Whitman and Mel Gibson Eternals
Dane Whitman and Mel Gibson

Gibson would have been the first choice for the character of Dane Whitman. Mel would’ve been cast during his early days as an actor and would’ve been famous while the movie was out. The aura of both of them matches a lot!


3. Marlee Matlin As Makkari

Makkari and Marlee Matlin Eternals
Makkari and Marlee Matlin

To portray Makkari, Marlee Matlin would’ve been the first and only choice. Marlee is one natural effortless actor who would convey strong emotions with the slightest facial gestures.

4. Timothy Hutton As Druig

Druig and Timothy Hutton Eternals
Druig and Timothy Hutton

Hutton would have portrayed the aloof Druig in the best way possible. Moreover, Timothy Hutton and Marlee Matlin would have made a great pair.

5. Sho Kosugi As Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh and Sho Kosugi Eternals
Gilgamesh and Sho Kosugi

Among the entire Eternals cast, Gilgamesh is considered one of the bravest characters. Sho Kosugi would’ve been the apt choice to play Gilgamesh. Moreover, his martial art skills would’ve added the perfect action in the already existing action sequels.


6. Danny Glover As Phastos

Phastos and Danny Glover Eternals
Phastos and Danny Glover

One Eternal who doesn’t have enough screen time, but still manages to pull off an emotional story to make himself noticed is Phastos. He is the Eternal who has a real bond with humanity. Just like Bryan Tyree Henry, Danny Glover would’ve pulled off the role extremely well and uplifted the movie!

7. Anil Kapoor As Kingo

Kingo and Anil Kapoor
Kingo and Anil Kapoor

Most lovable character? Check. A character with one of the best backstories? Check. That’s Kingo for you all. He has a backstory of becoming a Bollywood actor. So, who would’ve been cast to play Kingo? Anil Kapoor for sure! No more arguments on this.

8. Sigourney Weaver As Thena

Thena and Sigourney Weaver
Thena and Sigourney Weaver

Weaver has the right mixture of toughness and vulnerability that defines Thena. If the movie was made in the 1980s, Sigourney would’ve been the first choice to play Thena. Moreover, it would’ve been no harm to benefit from her fame in the 1980s.


9. Melanie Griffith As Sersi

Sersi and Melanie Griffith
Sersi and Melanie Griffith

Throughout the movie, Sersi has been one of the most sympathetic and gentle characters. To portray this trait of hers well, Melanie Griffith would’ve been the best choice. She seems tailor-made for the role!

10. Kurt Russell As Ikaris

Ikaris and Kurt Russell
Ikaris and Kurt Russell

Not only do both of them look identical, but personality-wise also Kurt would make a great fit for Ikaris’ character in the 1980s movie. His rugged looks and attitude prove to be just the perfect ingredient for the dish! Also, let’s not deny, using his fame for film’s success would’ve been a great idea.


Written by Sukanya Kumar Vasisht

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