New ‘Eternals’ Trailer Reveals The Celestials, Answers Why They Didn’t Try To Stop Thanos

While there’s still some debate about the release strategy for Eternals, that hasn’t stopped Marvel Studios from dropping a very revealing new trailer, along with a poster to go with it. What’s revealing about this footage is that it finally attempts to explain why these powerful cosmic beings, who were sent to Earth thousands of years ago to protect humanity, did nothing while Thanos snapped half the universe into oblivion.

To be fair, the answer provided is pretty lame, but at least it’s something and helps to introduce the Eternals’ greatest foes, the Deviants. Ironically, in the comics Thanos himself is a member of the Deviants, so perhaps that isn’t the case in the MCU? Otherwise the Eternals could have interjected himself into the Avengers: Endgame fight, correct? Anyway, this trailer also gives us a look at the Celestials, beings who helped shape the fabric of the entire universe.

A star-studded cast is led by Richard Madden, Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani, Gemma Chan, Kit Harrington, Brian Tyree Henry, and more. Behind the camera is Oscar winner Chloe Zhao, lending this film instant credibility that no Marvel film has had before.

Eternals is currently set to open on November 5th.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.