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 Chan, Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Salma 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 (here, here 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.
Marvel Studios’ The Eternals features an exciting new team of Super Heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s most ancient enemy, The Deviants.
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