Thanos and Avengers: Endgame Referenced in New Marvel’s Eternals Clip

Eternals sees the immortal beings reunite after living separated for centuries to stop a world-ending threat. In a new clip, Salma Hayek’s Ajak says, “Throughout the years, we have never interfered. Until now.” In the same clip, she references the events of Endgame and Thanos’ snap.

What Happens in the New Marvels’ Eternals Clip?

Thanos and Avengers: Endgame Referenced in New Marvel's Eternals Clip
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The new clip shows Salma Hayek’s Ajak talking to Superman-like Ikaris (Richard Madden) at her South Dakota ranch. Ajak references the events of Avengers: Endgame saying that the threat The Emergence was delayed due to the snap.

But with just a snap of a finger, half of the population was brought back giving rise to The Emergence and forcing the Eternals out of shadows. However, they have only seven days to fight the threat.

Ajak in verbatim in the clip, “Five years ago, Thanos erased half of the population of the universe, delayed The Emergence. But the people of this planet brought everyone back with the snap of a finger. After I let you all go, I traveled the world, living among them. I have seen them fight, and lie, and kill. I have also seen them laugh and love, I’ve seen them create and dream. “This planet, and these people, have changed me.”


What Brought The Emergence upon Mankind?

Thanos and Avengers: Endgame Referenced in New Marvel's Eternals Clip
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When half of the population of the planet was brought back with just a snap gave enough energy for The Emergence to happen. And if the Eternals don’t reunite and fight the threat, mankind will perish. The mission comes after the immortal beings sat out the events of Infinity War and Endgame on the order of the Celestials.

Talking to Total Film, director Chloe Zhao said, “[The audience] will understand why [the Eternals didn’t act]. Not only why, but how complicated not interfering made them feel. We explore that. You’ll see that in the film. The Eternals were instructed not to interfere with any human conflict unless Deviants are involved. There’s a reason why that’s the case. And that was the instruction from the prime Celestial Arishem.”

Marvel’s Eternals will open in theaters on November 5.


Written by Aditi Thosar