After taking off the latter half of last year in the wake of Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home, the Marvel Cinematic Universe returns this year with two wildly different entries: Black Widow and Eternals.
With Black Widow set to be released on May 1, trailers for the Scarlett Johansson-starring movie have already dropped, giving fans a better idea of what the film will look, feel, and be like. However, when it comes to Eternals — which is set to be released in November — the 25th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is still shrouded in mystery.
That veil of mystery is slowly but surely being removed, though, as the official synopsis for the film has been released:
“Marvel Studios’ The Eternals features an exciting new team of Super Heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s most ancient enemy, The Deviants.”
This synopsis lines up with previous comments from Marvel Studios Head Kevin Feige that claimed Eternals will span over 7,000 years and that fans will be able to see the characters “in their full, true, enormous power.”
Directed by Chloé Zhao, Eternals stars an ensemble cast that includes Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, Don Lee, Barry Keoghan, Gemma Chan, and Kit Harington. The Eternals will be made up of characters such as Thena, Ikaris, Kingo, Makkari, Phastos, Jaka, Sprite, Gilgamesh, Druig, Sersi, and Black Knight.
Eternals is set to be released in theaters in the United States on Friday, November 6, 2020.
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