Marvel Studios yesterday released the final trailer and new poster for the superhero film Eternals directed by Chloé Zhao (Nomadland). The film is based on the eponymous Marvel comic series by Jack Kirby. In the epic story, through an action that takes place over thousands of years, the focus is on a group of almost immortal heroes forced out of the shadows to unite against humanity’s oldest enemy, The Deviants. The screenplay is signed by Matthew K. Firpo and Ryan Firpo.
As revealed in the trailer, the Eternals’ exit from the shadows has to do with the “appearance” of dangerous Deviants, who are wreaking havoc on Earth. But the fresh trailer for Eternals not only reveals the circumstances surrounding the central conflict, but also confirms one long-standing fan theory, with serious consequences for Marvel’s cinematic universe. In the trailer, Dane Whitman (Kit Harington) asks Sersi (Gemma Chan) why she and the other Eternals did not take part in the fight against Thanos (Josh Brolin).
She replies, “We were instructed not to interfere in any human conflicts unless the Deviants were involved.” That sentence not only provided an answer to the most significant question alongside the film that fans have had so far, also confirms that Marvel changed another part of Thanos ’story of his origins when he brought it to the movie screens because Thanos is in the Deviant comics.
In comics, the Deviants are the ancient rivals of the Eternals. Both species were created by Celestials but, unlike Eternals, Deviants were born with a gene that destabilized their DNA and resulted in the manifestation of different types of mutations. Although Thanos is the son of Eternals in comics, he was born with Deviant Syndrome, which is the cause of his purple skin and massive body. Which means all the fans who theorized that Marvel actually erased Thanos ’connection to the Deviants were absolutely right.
The film’s main cast consists of Richard Madden as the almighty Icarus; Gemma Chan as Sersi, a powerful sorceress who loves the human race; Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo with cosmic superpower; Lauren Ridloff as superfast McCarthy; Brian Tyree Henry as the intelligent inventor of Phastos; Salma Hayek as Ajak, a very wise spiritual leader; Lia McHugh as Sprite, forever a young old soul; Don Lee as the mighty Gilgamesh; Barry Keoghan as the loner Druig and Angelina Jolie as the wicked warrior Thena. Keith Harrington plays Dane Whitman aka the Black Night.
Eternals arrives in theaters on November 5th.
Check out the trailer below.