Spanning thousands of years, Marvel Studios’ Eternals is an expansive story of the Earth’s oldest group of heroes, ten gifted Eternals who have been watching everything from the shadows. Their mission was to ensure the planet’s population could evolve and thrive, but they couldn’t intervene. That explains why they didn’t join the Avengers to help them defeat Thanos and his armies. Living among humans for 7,000 years their story might redefine everything we know about the MCU.
The entire life on Earth has been feeding a Celestial egg buried with the planet. The Eternals have been guarding the egg for millennia for years, allowing the human civilization to evolve to feed the egg. Now that billions of souls returned to life after the Avengers beat Thanos (Josh Brolin), the emergence is almost complete. However, this creates a new civil war within the Eternals, questioning people’s loyalty, the definition of family and a plot twist that could forever change the lives of all.
Eternals cast includes Richard Madden as the all-powerful Ikaris, Gemma Chan as humankind-loving Sersi, Kumail Nanjiani as cosmic-powered Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as the super-fast Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as the intelligent inventor Phastos, Salma Hayek as the wise and spiritual leader Ajak, Lia McHugh as the eternally young, old-soul Sprite, Don Lee as the powerful Gilgamesh, Barry Keoghan as aloof loner Druig, and Angelina Jolie as the fierce warrior Thena. Kit Harington plays Dane Whitman.
With a runtime of almost three hours, we debate the importance of this movie, how it’ll impact the MCU and those two end-credit scene that has us thinking about Marvel’s Phase 5.
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Directed byChloé Zhao, Eternals is now in theaters.