In the aftermath of this spring’s colossal Avengers: Endgame, a new team of heroes is now poised to rise up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: the Eternals.
“It’s about this group of incredible immortals, but through their journey, we really get to explore what it means to be human,” Zhao said.
“I’m going to work 10 times harder, because I think what it means to be a part of the MCU, what it means to be an Eternal, to be a part of this family — I know what we all need to do, we have all read the script, we all know what the task ahead is, and we know what you deserve, so we are all going to be working very, very hard,” Jolie said.
Marvel Studios’ president, Kevin Feige, introduced the film as “full Jack Kirby,” a shout-out to the legendary comic book creator who invented the Eternals in the 1970s. What little we know about the film’s plot is in line with comic book mythology, as the Eternals were created by cosmic beings known as Celestials and sent to Earth to protect the planet from the Deviants, their evil, similarly near-immortal counterparts.