New posters and character descriptions for “Eternals”, the new Marvel Studios film starring Richard Madden, Gemma Chan, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, Don Lee, Barry Keoghan, Angelina Jolie and Kit Harrington.
The film, directed by Chloé Zhao, awarded an Oscar for her work on “Nomadland,” and produced by Kevin Feige, It is part of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and will premiere this October 28.
“Eternals” is inspired by the characters created in 1976 by Jack Kirby, known as the ‘King of Comics’, and they place their protagonists a few years after the end of “Avengers: Endgame”, after the click of Hulk returned to the middle of the universe.
The Eternals are a race of immortal aliens from a distant planet who came to Earth thousands of years ago to protect humanity from a race of alien predators called Deviants. The Eternals were alerted to the threat of the Deviants by the Celestials, a race of cosmic builders whose footprints are found in the construction of life itself.
Ikaris is the most powerful tactical leader and Eternal. He takes pride in keeping the other Eternals safe. Of great moral fiber, caring and charismatic, Ikaris has the power of incredible strength, is capable of flight and has the ability to project rays of intense cosmic energy with his eyes. When the monstrous Deviants return after centuries, Ikaris leads the task of rallying the Eternals scattered throughout the world to confront and stop this new threat.
Sersi is an Eternal who has a great affinity for humanity, and who feels just as good working in a museum as a curator as she does saving humans from the danger of the Deviants. Sersi has the ability to manipulate matter, changing the composition of any non-sensitive material it touches. For centuries she has been in love with Ikaris, and helps him recruit the Eternals for one last mission.
Ajak is the spiritual leader of the Eternals, whose wisdom helped guide them since they came to Earth from their home planet to defend humanity from the Deviants and help humans advance to today’s modern civilization. Ajak is not only capable of healing both humans and Eternals, but is able to communicate with the Celestials, cosmic beings of incredible power who work with the Eternals to protect the universe.
Thena, a fierce warrior who is more comfortable in battle than anywhere else, has the ability to use cosmic energy to shape any hand weapon she can think of. Often sullen and distant, she forged a strange friendship with Gilgamesh that has lasted for centuries.
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Gilgamesh, the strongest and kindest of the Eternals, becomes Thena’s de facto partner when events in the past exile them both from the other Eternals. Capable of projecting a powerful exoskeleton of cosmic energy, Gilgamesh is a fierce warrior who has become legendary for his fights with the Deviants throughout history.
Sprite is an Eternal who appears to be a 12-year-old girl who has the ability to create very realistic illusions. Her friendship with Sersi hides a great sadness because humanity has treated her like a child for centuries. But Sprite is much stronger and smarter than he looks, which will come in handy when the Eternals face the new danger posed by the Deviants.
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Phastos, an Eternal blessed with the power of invention, is capable of creating anything he can imagine, as long as he has enough raw material at his disposal. Over the centuries, Phastos helped propel humanity into technology, always keeping his genius hidden in the shadows.
Kingo, an Eternal with the power to emit projectiles of cosmic energy from his hands. Over the centuries he was seduced by the idea of fame. Today, he is a famous Bollywood star who must leave his life of wealth and celebrity behind to help the Eternals fend off the new onslaught of the Deviants.
Makkari, the fastest woman in the universe, uses her cosmic superspeed to search for planets for the Eternals. Over the centuries, she explored every inch of the Earth, and because of that, she is a bit disillusioned with the idea of staying on Earth when there are countless other planets to explore. But Makkari’s knowledge of Earth is key to helping the Eternals save the planet.
Druig, an Eternal who can use cosmic energy to control the minds of humans, has turned away from other Eternals because he disagrees on how they have interacted with humanity over the centuries. Distant and powerful, it is often difficult to determine if he is friend or foe.
Dane Whitman works at the Natural History Museum in London today. He has a special connection to Sersi, but he is not an Eternal.
In the present day, Karun has long served as Kingo’s valet and cameraman. He has been Kingo’s best friend for decades and also his connection to humanity. Karun keeps Kingo grounded.
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