Close
Kingo (Kumail Nanjiani) in Marvel Studios' ETERNALS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2021 Marvel Studios. All Rights Reserved.

New “Eternals” Images Reveal the Deviants

We’re less than a month away from Oscar-winning director Chloé Zhao’s eagerly-anticipated Eternals, her first MCU film. Zhao’s cosmic epic is centered on the titular group of immortal beings who have been embedded on Earth for millennia and who, the events of the film will show, are finally ready to step into the spotlight to defend humanity. They include Angelina Jolie’s Thena, Salma Hayek’s Ajak, Richard Madden’s Ikaris, Gemma Chan’s Sersi, and Brian Tyree Henry’s Phastos. Who are the Eternals defending us from? The Deviants, a shadowy, extremely powerful race of humanoids whose history stretches as far back as the Eternals themselves. We’ve seen glimpses of how Zhao and her creative team approached the Deviants in the trailers, and now a new batch of photos gives us a closer look at these sinister pre-human destroyers.

The Deviants exist as a kind of photo negative of the Eternals. In the Marvel comics, both the Eternals and Deviants were created by the Celestials (another race of superbeings), who split the two races into very definitive, and different-looking, groups. The Eternals are blessed, so to speak, with not just immortality but also beauty. The Deviants, by contrast, are monstrous—in the comics, they have “destabilized DNA,” which allows them to change shape and possess incredible powers. The Deviants are led by Kro, an ancient, wise, brutal shapeshifter who happens to have a longstanding relationship with Thena (Jolie), in both the comics and the film.

The Deviants are such a serious threat to humanity that the Eternals literally sat out the Avengers’ big battles with Thanos. Think about that, while half of all living species were snapped out of existence (and then snapped back, of course, in Avengers: Endgame), this immortal race of superheroes did nothing. This suggests that the Deviants are even worse, which sets up Eternals to be a sweeping, everything’s-hanging-in-the-balance level MCU installment, rather than the more “modest” stand-alone films in which, say, a supervillain only wants to vanquish a superhero and perhaps take control of a crime syndicate (or a country). The Deviants present a mortal threat to all of humanity, and as seen below, they’re a mix of the cosmic and the beastly.

Eternals hits theaters on November 5. Check out the new images below.

Marvel Studios' ETERNALS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2021 Marvel Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Marvel Studios’ ETERNALS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2021 Marvel Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Marvel Studios' ETERNALS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2021 Marvel Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Marvel Studios’ ETERNALS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2021 Marvel Studios. All Rights Reserved.
L to R: Karun (Harish Patel), Gilgamesh (Don Lee) and Sersi (Gemma Chan) in Marvel Studios' ETERNALS. Photo by Sophie Mutevelian. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
L to R: Karun (Harish Patel), Gilgamesh (Don Lee) and Sersi (Gemma Chan) in Marvel Studios’ ETERNALS. Photo by Sophie Mutevelian. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
L to R: Sersi (Gemma Chan) and Ikaris (Richard Madden) in Marvel Studios' ETERNALS. Photo by Sophie Mutevelian. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
L to R: Sersi (Gemma Chan) and Ikaris (Richard Madden) in Marvel Studios’ ETERNALS. Photo by Sophie Mutevelian. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
Makkari (Lauren Ridloff) in Marvel Studios' ETERNALS. Photo by Sophie Mutevelian. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
Makkari (Lauren Ridloff) in Marvel Studios’ ETERNALS. Photo by Sophie Mutevelian. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
Kingo (Kumail Nanjiani) in Marvel Studios' ETERNALS. Photo by Sophie Mutevelian . ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
Kingo (Kumail Nanjiani) in Marvel Studios’ ETERNALS. Photo by Sophie Mutevelian
. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
Ikaris (Richard Madden) in Marvel Studios' ETERNALS. Photo by Sophie Mutevelian. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
Ikaris (Richard Madden) in Marvel Studios’ ETERNALS. Photo by Sophie Mutevelian. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
Druig (Barry Keoghan) in Marvel Studios' ETERNALS. Photo by Sophie Mutevelian. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
Druig (Barry Keoghan) in Marvel Studios’ ETERNALS. Photo by Sophie Mutevelian. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
Kingo (Kumail Nanjiani) in Marvel Studios' ETERNALS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2021 Marvel Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Kingo (Kumail Nanjiani) in Marvel Studios’ ETERNALS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2021 Marvel Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Phastos (Brian Tyree Henry) in Marvel Studios' ETERNALS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
Phastos (Brian Tyree Henry) in Marvel Studios’ ETERNALS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
Ajak (Salma Hayek) in Marvel Studios' ETERNALS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
Ajak (Salma Hayek) in Marvel Studios’ ETERNALS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
Sprite (Lia McHugh) in Marvel Studios' ETERNALS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
Sprite (Lia McHugh) in Marvel Studios’ ETERNALS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
(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.
(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.

For more stories on Eternals, check these out:

New “Eternals” Footage Hypes “Greatest Warriors the World Has Ever Known”

New “Eternals” Images Tease Marvel’s Most Expansive Film Ever

New Marvel’s “Eternals” Footage Reveals Super Group’s Abilities

“Eternals” Will Take Us Back Long Before Thanos Was Born

Watch the Stunning Final Trailer For Marvel’s “Eternals”

The First “Eternals” Poster Teases a Very Different Kind of Marvel Movie

The First “Eternals” Teaser Has Arrived

Marvel Teases First “Eternals” Footage in an Epic Trailer for Phase 4

Featured image:

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

The Credits

The Credits is an online magazine that tells the story behind the story to celebrate our large and diverse creative community. Focusing on profiles of below-the-line filmmakers, The Credits celebrates the often uncelebrated individuals who are indispensable to the films and TV shows we love.

The Credits

Keep up with The Credits for the latest in film, television, and streaming.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
If you are a California resident, California law may consider certain disclosures of data a “sale” of your personal information (such as cookies that help Motion Picture Association later serve you ads, like we discuss in our Privacy Policy here), and may give you the right to opt out. If you wish to opt out, please click here: