The upcoming film Eternals takes place across 7,000 years of Marvel Cinematic Universe history. There are many unique corners of that timeline to explore, but we’ve been wondering where the main portion of the story will take place. We could be spending a lot of time with this alien race throughout history, or could the main storyline focus on the post-Avengers: Endgame timeline teased in the trailers. Luckily, the set visit by ComicBook.com offered some insight.
Producer Nate Moore discussed where the film takes place and it seems to be around the same time as Spider-Man: Far From Home. He does keep it a little vague, which might be a lesson they learned when giving Homecoming a definite time window between its opening storyline and the first Avengers film, but it helps solidify the story’s place within the franchise. Moore confirms that 60% takes place in the modern-day with the rest exploring different times in history. He goes on to say that:
It could be concurrent [to Spider-Man: Far From Home]. Again, they sort of operate on a different system. Although, Far From Home does take place in London, ironically. So it’s sort of an undefined time. I don’t think it’s, years have not passed, I will say that.Nate Moore
We’ve still been hoping for Marvel Studios to reveal an actual timeline for the MCU. As it continues to expand with more films and Disney+ series, it’s going to be difficult to keep an overview. There’s also the challenge surrounding the multiversal expansion that kickstarted in Loki, which might add quite a bit more complexity. Plus, Sony might always be actively trying to connect their franchises as much as possible.