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.