What’s Coming and When – Eternals

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Official Synopsis

After an unexpected tragedy following the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), the Eternals — an immortal alien race created by the Celestials who have secretly lived on Earth for over 7000 years — reunite to protect humanity from their evil counterparts, the Deviants.

Quick Facts

– DirectorChloé Zhao
– Produced ByKevin Feige
– Release Date – February 12, 2021
– Screenplay by – Kaz Firpo and Ryan Firpo
– Music byRamin Djawadi

Cast

Richard Madden – Ikaris
Gemma Chan – Sersi
Kit Harrington – Dane Whitman/Black Knight
Kumail Nanjiani – Kingo
Lauren Ridloff – Makkari
Brian Tyree Henry – Phastos
Salma Hayek – Ajak
Lia McHugh – Sprite
Don Lee – Gilgamesh
Barry Keoghan – Druig
Angelina Jolie – Thena

Timeline/Connections

The movie will be set after the events of Avengers: Endgame but will likely heavily feature flashbacks, likely spanning thousands of years, showing the Celestial, Eternals and Deviant’s history on Earth.

Production/Marketing Timeline

– August 27th, 2020 – The title of the movie was changed from “The Eternals” to “Eternals”.

My Speculation

– This movie will set up the origin for the mutants in the MCU – At this point, I am not sure how this will occur as I have a couple of theories about the mutants introduction in the MCU, but in the comics the Celestials performed genetic experiments on early humans resulting in the Eternals, Deviants and gave humanity the potential to evolve into superpowered beings, the mutants.

– We will see the first Atlanteans in this movie – This would set the stage for Namor to appear, likely in Black Panther 2, and the origin of the Atlanteans in the comics has been “lost to history” but the ability to breathe underwater has been observed in both Inhumans and Deviants, leading some to believe the Kree or Celestials had a hand in the creation of the Atlanteans or the Atlanteans are an off-shoot evolutionary branch of the Inhumans or Deviants.

– We will see more on the history of the Celestials – The Celestials are currently the oldest known beings in the MCU and had a direct hand in the creation of the the Eternals and the Deviants. The movie will likely offer a detailed look at the “First Host”, the first time the Celestials arrived on Earth and began manipulating DNA in early humans.

– Druig is an Eternal but is working with the Deviants –  There are scant details on Druig that have been revealed but in the comics he is driven by a lust for power and comes into conflict with his cousin, Ikaris. I believe he will be the catalyst for the conflict between the Eternals and the Deviants that this movie likely follows.

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