Eternals Final Trailer Breakdown – In terms of Marvel films, which are often utilized to transform unknowns into superheroes, Eternals is a star-studded event. Salma Hayek stars as Ajak, the Eternals’ leader; Lia McHugh as the young-but-actually-super-old Sprite; Richard Madden as Ikaris, a real-life Superman; Ma Dong-Seok as Gilgamesh (yes, that Gilgamesh); and Angelina Jolie as Thena, who shows there to slay.
Kit Harington, who stars in Game of Thrones, also appears as one of the human characters, Dane Whitman, who later became the comic book hero known as the Black Knight. However, he spends most of his screen time in this video asking why none of these men came up to kick Thanos in the arse. A valid point.
If Eternals has a more earthy tone than past MCU chapters, it’s because it’s the brainchild of writer-director Chloé Zhao, who just won Oscars for Best Director and Best Film for her work Nomadland. However, as revealed in a recent Entertainment Weekly article, their cinematic credentials stem from a childhood spent in comic books and fantasy pages.
“The fact is, without Chloé, we would not have tried this,” Feige said. “We reasoned, here is a director who has both cinematic vision and genre nerdiness. When it comes to manga, Star Wars, and Marvel comics, she can outtalk anybody of us. It’s a really remarkable pairing. And I believe that this film encapsulates all of Chloé’s many manifestations.”
The final trailer for Marvel’s Eternals has arrived, showing more about the royal-looking heroes revealed in the initial teaser months ago. The immortal extraterrestrial species came on Earth 7,000 years ago to save humanity from their wicked opposites, the Deviants.
The teaser is chock-full of previously unseen material. We get our first look at Kit Harington’s Dane Whitman, Kro – who in the comics has a complex relationship with Angelina Jolie’s Thena – and two Celestials, the mighty cosmic creatures that allegedly built the Marvel universe.
The latter seems critical to the so-called Emergence that Salma Hayek’s Ajak discusses at the trailer’s conclusion, which we’ll discuss in more detail below.
Marvel’s Eternals will be the third Phase 4 film in the MCU, following Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on September 3. Eternals is presently scheduled for an exclusive theatrical release. However, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has been cautious about the possibility of it making its way to Disney Plus as well (as reported by Variety).
The video introduces us to these terrible monsters and explains why the Eternals stayed out of Thanos’ way. Keep your hats on because the teaser shows another potential adversary for the Eternals: Celestials, strong alien cosmic creatures that made their initial appearance in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy.