“Eternals” Featurette Boasts Stunning New Footage & Promises MCU-Changing Epic
At the top of this new Eternals featurette, Dane Whitman (Kit Harrington) asks the right question of Sersi (Gemma Chan), one of the titular, immortal, hugely powerful Eternals. The question is simple: “Why didn’t you guys help fight Thanos? Or any war or all the other terrible things throughout history?” As MCU viewers, we all know that Thanos snapped half of all living things out of creation in Avengers: Infinity War, and that the Avengers assembled, as is their wont, to snap everyone back and take out Thanos in Endgame. During all of that time, and during all the countless other “terrible things” that Dane mentioned, the Eternals have been here, doing nothing. “We were instructed not to interfere in any human conflicts unless the Deviants were involved,” Sersi answers him. So Dane follows up with the next most pressing question—instructed by who?
In the new featurette titled “In The Beginning,” we get the deepest dive yet into the mythology undergirding Oscar-winner Chloé Zhao’s Eternals. The film, Marvel president Kevin Feige tells us, will explore the very beginnings of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Set after the events of Endgame, the film will plunge is into the post-snap-back world, with all those who’d been snapped out of existence now back, but we’ve got company—the Deviants are headed our way. Out of the frying pan and into the fryer for humanity. At long last, the Eternals are ready to spring into action.
We learn in the featurette, courtesy of Gemma Chan, that the ten Eternals are roughly divided into two camps; the thinkers (Chan’s Sersi, Salma Hayek’s Ajak, Brian Tyree Henry’s Phastos, Barry Keoghan’s Druig, and Lia McHugh’s Sprite) and the fighters (Richard Madden’s Ikaris, Lauren Ridloff’s Makkari, Angelina Jolie’s Thena, Ma Dong-seok’s Gilgamesh, and Kumail Nanjiani’s Kingo).
Much like the Avengers, the Eternals are both massively powerful and also perpetually dysfunctional as a family unit. The featurette boasts brand new footage and puts Zhao’s vision front and center, hinting at how her atypical approach, as explained by Hayek, has created a one-of-a-kind Marvel film.
Check out the new featurette below. Eternals hits theaters on November 5.
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Featured image: (L-R): Makkari (Lauren Ridloff), Thena (Angelina Jolie), Gilgamesh (Don Lee), Ikaris (Richard Madden) and Kingo (Kumail Nanjiani) in Marvel Studios’ ETERNALS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.