Worse Than Thanos? New “Eternals” Video Delves Into the Deviants
And you thought Thanos was bad.
In Oscar-winning director Chloé Zhao’s upcoming Eternals, the villains looking to demolish humanity are even older and more broadly destructive than the Mad Titan. As a new video from Marvel explains, our heroic (if scattered) Eternals are gathering to defend the planet from the Deviants. Who are the Deviants? Well, they’re an “ancient race of monstrous predators that wipe out the intelligent lifeforms on each planet they inhabit.” At least Thanos’s original plan only involved eradicating half of all life?
What’s intriguing about the Deviants is that they are like the photo negative of the Eternals—they’ve existed for just as long as those ancient immortal beings, and were created by the same cosmic quorum (so to speak), the Celestials, “the architects of all life across the universe.” The Deviants destroy, the Eternals defend, and thus you have the new, supercharged power dynamic in the MCU.
Another interesting tidbit about the battle at the heart of Eternals is that this isn’t the first time these two intergalactic siblings have clashed. The Eternals already defeated the Deviants on Earth once, and then they stayed put to protect against any future attempt by their evil twins. The Deviants were always the only thing that could get the Eternals to unite—up until their second attempt on Earth, the Eternals had to stand by as Thanos nearly obliterated everyone and everything in Avengers: Endgame.
Alas, the Deviants are back, which means the Eternals are ready to step out from the shadows.
Check out the new video below. Eternals hits theaters on November 5.
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