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Marvel’s The Eternals Will Explore a Post Avengers: Endgame World

We’ve been looking for information on one of Marvel’s most secretive projects, their upcoming epic The Eternals, far and wide. Marvel teased the film at last summer’s Comic-Con, when they invited fans to learn more about this ancient alien race with this tweet:

Yet when Marvel took over Hall H, the reveals were focused on films like Thor: Love and Thunder, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Ringsand all the amazing titles coming to Disney +. Now, however, Disney and Marvel have given us a bit more information about director Chloe Zhao‘s upcoming film. Disney released blurbs for their upcoming 2020 slate, and with The Eternals due in theaters on November 6, we got a mini-synopsis on the film:

Marvel Studios’ The Eternals features an exciting new team of superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s most ancient enemy, The Deviants.

The Eternals will be Marvel’s second film in Phase 4, after Cate Shortland’s Black Widow. With Black Widow exploring Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson)’s past—between the events in Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War—we were curious how much time The Eternals would span. Now we know that the film will be set, at least partially, after the events of Endgame. It’s interesting to note that the Eternals were present during the epic battle against Thanos, but remained in hiding. Now with the Deviants coming to Earth, they’ll be forced to reveal themselves. How much of the story will take place on Earth after Thanos is finally destroyed is unclear, but it seems like it will be a significant portion of the film. This makes The Eternals the second film to exist in a post-Iron Man world; Spider-Man: Far From Home was the first.

Zhao directs from a script written by Matthew and Ryan Firpo. The stellar cast includes Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lauren Ridloff, Lia McHugh, Don Lee, Barry Keoghan, Gemma Chan, and Kit Harington.

Featured image: Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: ENDGAME. Thanos (Josh Brolin). Photo: Film Frame ©Marvel Studios 2019

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