Chloé Zhao’s film will be able to count on Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kit Harrington, Richard Madden and Kumail Nanjiani reunited on the screen on November 3.
Superheroes are back, and Marvel is storming theaters this summer. While Black widow is finally expected on July 7, and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings September 1, The Eternals, the third film in Phase 4 of the MCU, will be released on November 3. To attract the public’s attention to this little-known franchise in the universe, the studios have not skimped on means by offering themselves a prestigious cast and a director who has just received an Oscar. The trailer unveiled Monday offers a first glimpse of this new license, between end of the world and historical inspirations.
Created by the Celestials thousands of years ago, the Eternals are supermen with very specific powers. Also named homos immortalis, they form a people divided across the galaxy, some of its nationals having taken up residence on Earth. Among them the all-powerful Ikaris, played in the future Marvel film by Richard Madden (known for having played Robb Stark in the series in particular Game Of Thrones), Sersi or, according to translations, Circe (Gemma Chan), warrior Thena (Angelina Jolie), Kingo (Kumail Nanjiani), Makkari (Lauren Ridloff), Phastos (Brian Tyree Henry), sage Ajak (Salma Hayek) , Sprite (Lia McHugh) and Gilgamesh (Don Lee).
The small gang will have to shake off the threat of the Deviants, the main antagonists of the Eternals, whose faces have not been clearly revealed. In view of the cast presented, it is possible to imagine the manipulator Druig (Barry Keoghan) leading the slingshot. Actor Kit Harrigton rounds out the cast as Dane Whitman, the Dark Knight, a human who has had a relationship with Sersi and whose roster is yet to be defined. In the first trailer for the feature film, the Eternal can be observed several times in Ikaris’ arms, suggesting a love triangle between the three characters.
In addition to the first scriptwriting clues, we notice in the short video the visual touch of Chloé Zhao. Credited as the head of the project, the recently Oscar-winning Chinese director for Nomadland had carte blanche to direct the film, and seems to have had a lot of fun with the artistic direction, less colorful and flashy than ‘accustomed.