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|Expected Release:||November 5, 2021|
Eternals is an upcoming film and the twenty-sixth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that focuses on a group of aliens known as the Eternals.
“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.
- Richard Madden as Ikaris
- Gemma Chan as Sersi
- Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo
- Lauren Ridloff as Makkari
- Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos
- Salma Hayek as Ajak
- Lia McHugh as Sprite
- Don Lee as Gilgamesh
- Barry Keoghan as Druig
- Angelina Jolie as Thena
- Kit Harington as Dane Whitman/Black Knight
- To-be-confirmed actor as Kro
- Haaz Sleiman as Phastos' husband
- Zain Al Rafeea as a to-be-confirmed-character
- Ozer Ercan as a to-be-confirmed character
Continuity and References to the Marvel Cinematic Universe
- Ikaris is introduced.
- Sersi is introduced.
- Kingo is introduced.
- Makkari is introduced.
- Phastos is introduced.
- Ajak is introduced.
- Sprite is introduced.
- Gilgamesh is introduced.
- Druig is introduced.
- Thena is introduced.
- Dane Whitman/Black Knight is introduced.
- Kro is introduced.
- Deviants are introduced.
- Celestials appear.
- Arishem appears.
In April 2018, Kevin Feige announced that the Eternals movie had begun development, with a focus on Sersi as its central character. In May 2018, Matthew and Ryan Firpo were hired to write the script for the project. In September 2018, Chloe Zhao was hired to direct the film.
- Kevin Feige described the film as an "ancient aliens" story: "All of these myths and legends that we know from ancient times, were they inspired by the Eternals?"
- Richard Madden and Kit Harington are the eighth and ninth Game of Thrones actors in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after David Bradley and Natalie Dormer in Captain America: The First Avenger, Hannah John-Kamen in Ant-Man and the Wasp, Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick in Iron Fist, Iwan Rheon in Inhumans, Peter Dinklage in Avengers: Infinity War.
- In the comics Ajak, Makkari and Sprite are males; in the movie, they're females.
- The film was expected to feature Marvel's first openly gay character.
- Makkari who will be portray by Lauren Ridloff will be the first superhero who's deaf in the film.
- The film will be Don Lee's first English-language American film.