Marvel evidently owns 2021. At least that’s what the latest Eternals trailer suggests. The third project of MCU’s Phase 4 is nearing its release and it’s getting hard to keep calm. The trailer of Eternals dropped overnight and sent us fans in a frenzy. The previous trailer made fans question the presence of Eternals when The Avengers were on the battleground with the Mad Titan. However, the question has been answered in the most recent trailer.
What we know now is that the Eternals were told not to get involved in any human conflict unless the Deviants were involved. Kit Harington’s Dave Whitman shoots back with, “By who?”, after which we get a shot of a Celestial.
The Celestial shown here is Arishem The Judge, who is one of the most powerful of their kinds. He lives to decide whether civilization or a planet should be destroyed for the greater good.
The question arises, though: Who are the Deviants, and who created them?
Deviants were basically the ancient rivals of the Eternals. Celestials created the Deviants along with Eternals. Eternals were a result of a perfect genetic mutation that created superpowered immortals. However, Deviants were created with a gene that unsettles their DNA and resulted in them exhibiting all kinds of mutations.
How did all of a sudden the Deviants emerge?
Remember the snap by Hulk in Avengers: Endgame that brought half of the beings back? The sudden return of the population provided the necessary energy for the Emergence to begin. This ‘Emergence’ led to the return of Deviants. The events that are now about to unfold will be explained in the movie.
Directed by Academy Award winner Chloé Zhao, the films will follow the story of Eternals, who have been secretly living on Earth for 7000 years, reuniting to fight evil Deviants.
Eternals is expected to introduce a total of 10 Marvel superheroes in the MCU. The cast includes Gemma Chan as Sersi, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Angelina Jolie as Thena, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Barry Keoghan as Druig, Kit Harington as Dane Whitman, and Harish Patel
Eternals is slated for a November 5 release and would be the third film of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 4.