Marvel Reveals Long-Awaited Eternals Trailer – With Director Chloe Zhao At The Helm

Marvel Reveals Long-Awaited Eternals Trailer – With Director Chloe Zhao At The Helm

Marvel has revealed the trailer for its long-awaited film Eternals, directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Chloe Zhao.

The film will be part of the fourth phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) which started over a decade ago with Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man.

Eternals will tell the story of a group of immortal beings who have been on Earth secretly for thousands of years.

Gemma Chan will direct the casting. Pic: Marvel studios
Jolie will play Thena, who can wield weapons from cosmic energy. Pic: Marvel Studios

The suggestion is that although they have kept a low profile, the Eternals have secretly pulled the strings on Earth to help move society forward.

Chloe Zhao, whose film Nomadland won three awards at this year’s Oscars, including Best Director, heads the film, which is expected to answer questions about the Avengers after the events of Endgame.

Zhao reportedly shot Eternals immediately after Nomadland, suggesting the director was in high demand.

Angelina Jolie (Thena) and Gemma Chan (Sersi) lead the cast in Eternals, while Game Of Thrones alumni Richard Madden (Ikaris) and Kit Harington (Dane Whitman) will meet on screen.

Elsewhere, the film will feature the first canonically deaf and gay characters in the MCU, in Lauren Ridloff’s Makkari, and Bryan Tyree Henry’s Phastos – who appears with a husband and child.

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Salma Hayek and Kumail Nanjiani are also part of the Eternals.

In the trailer, we see the scenic views Zhao is famous for, as well as glimpses into the lives of the Eternals, which includes them as museum curators and Bollywood actors, in an effort to fit in.

It’s set to hit screens in the fall, joining Spider-Man: No Way Home, Black Widow and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on Marvel’s movie release list this year.


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