- Recent Oscar-winner Chloe Zhao is the director for this latest film instalment in the MCU
- A diverse group of actors including Angelina Jolie, Gemma Chan and Kit Harington play the superheroes who must unite to defend the Earth from what may be its greatest threat
Set to be released in November 2021 after being delayed a year due to the pandemic, Eternals follows an immortal alien race that reunites on Earth to protect humanity from the evil Deviants.
The film’s trailer shows a diverse cast under the direction of the recent history-making Oscar winner, Chloe Zhao. Crazy Rich Asian’s Gemma Chan plays Sersi, who is sympathetic to humankind’s plight. Kumail Nanjiani (The Lovebirds) is the cosmic-powered Kingo; Salma Hayek (The Hitman’s Bodyguard) plays a wise spiritual leader, Ajak; Brian Tyree Henry (Godzilla vs Kong) is the intelligent inventor Phastos; and South Korean superstar Don Lee is the powerful Gilgamesh.
Lauren Ridloff (The Walking Dead) plays the super-fast Makkari, the first deaf superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The outstanding ensemble cast also includes Richard Madden (1917) as the all-powerful Ikaris, teen actress Lia McHugh as the eternally young, old-soul Sprite, Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk) as aloof loner Druig, and Angelina Jolie as the fierce warrior Thena. Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington plays Dane Whitman, the film’s iteration of the Black Knight superhero.
It’s fair to say we’re pretty excited for the autumn.