The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest space outing will follow an immortal alien race, called the Eternals, who have secretly lived on Earth for thousands of years. The heroes possess different powers and abilities, including super strength and the ability to fly.
“Eternals” is primarily an ensemble film. However, MCU producer Kevin Feige told Variety that if there had to be one lead character, it would Gemma Chan’s character Sersi. Posing as a museum curator on Earth, Sersi is an empathetic Eternal who possesses the ability to manipulate matter.
Richard Madden plays Ikaris, the all-powerful leader of the Eternals who can fly, shoot beams of cosmic energy from his eyes and has super strength. Angelina Jolie play Thena, a warrior who can create any weapon out of cosmic energy.
Lauren Ridloff plays Makkari, the first deaf superhero in the MCU, and Brian Tyree Henry will play Phastos, the first openly gay superhero. Don Lee is Gilgamesh, Kumail Nanjiani is Kingo, Salma Hayek plays Ajak, Lia McHugh is Sprite, Barry Keoghan plays Druig and Kit Harington is Dane Whitman, a.k.a. the Black Knight.
Zhao, who initially approached Feige and Marvel Studios about making a project revolving around the Eternals, serves as the director. At this year’s Oscars, she became the second woman in history to receive an Academy Award for best director, taking home the prestigious prize for “Nomadland.” Her film also won best picture and best actress with Frances McDormand.
Watch the trailer below.
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