What to Expect from the Future of The MCU and When to Expect It

November 5, 2021: ETERNALS

A star-studded ensemble cast led by Gemma ChanAngelina JolieRichard MaddenSalma Hayek and Kit Harrington will bring one of legendary creator Jack Kirby’s more obscure and fascinating works to the big screen on February 12, 2021. Marvel Studios Eternals will span 7,000 years of time before spiling into the present day where a small group of god-like beings still exist. It will also feature the Celestials, in all their might, and the Eternals comic book foes, the Deviants.

In addition to the core Eternals, the film will also serve as the entry point of Harrington’s Avenger Dane Whitman, the Black Knight, into the MCU. While little is known about this film, I’ve explored many of the possible stories it could launch (herehere and here).

On September 23, 2020, with audiences still shying away from theaters, the movie’s release date was shifted once again and is now scheduled to be released in the United States on November 5, 2021. In May 2021, showing greater confidence that the scheduled release dates were going to be met, Marvel Studios released a Phase 4 Trailer where, amongst other things, we got our first look at footage from Eternals. This was soon followed by the first Official Teaser later that month. Following the release of the movie’s teaser poster, it was confirmed that Gil Birmingham had a significant role in the project, albeit an unknown one.

Cast

  • Gemma Chan as Sersi
  • Kit Harrington as Dane Whitman / The Black Knight
  • Richard Madden as Ikaris
  • Angelina Jolie as Thena
  • Salma Hayek as Ajak
  • Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo
  • Barry Keoghan as Druig
  • Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos
  • Lauren Ridloff as Makkari
  • Don Lee as Gilgamesh
  • Lia McHugh as Sprite
  • Haaz Sleiman in an unknown role
  • Unknown actor as Kro
  • Gil Birmingham in an unknown role

Promotional Material

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