Eternals: Release date, cast, trailer, synopsis and more

Eternals. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2020. All Rights Reserved.
Eternals. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2020. All Rights Reserved. /

Eternals is now closer than ever so here’s the release date, cast, trailer, synopsis and all you need to know about the movie.

On Monday, May 24, the first teaser trailer for Marvel’s Eternals dropped on the internet to much fanfare and a new poster for the upcoming superhero movie was also released.

The 26th installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise overall, Eternals takes place after Avengers: Endgame and centers on a humanoid race of everlasting beings genetically engineered to be superior to humans – and even Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

Academy Award-winning director Chloé Zhao brings the movie to the big screen later this year. Below, you’ll find all the up-to-date information you need about Eternals, its release date, its cast, any trailers and more.

Eternals release date

Eternals is scheduled for release on Nov. 5, 2021. It was initially set for release in November of last year before it was moved to February due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was then once again pushed back to the current release date.

Eternals cast

Eternals consists of quite the ensemble cast, which includes Gemma Chan portraying Sersi, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Barry Keoghan as Druig, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Angelina Jolie as Thena, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh and Kit Harington as Dane Whitman.

Joining them is Haaz Sleiman as Phastos’ husband while Gil Birmingham, Harish Patel, Zain Al Rafeea and Jashaun St. John have been cast in undisclosed roles.

Eternals trailer

Marvel recently released the first trailer for the much anticipated movie, which showcased The Eternals – a new team of superheroes within the MCU that are an ancient race who resided on Earth for several millennia protecting mankind .

Throughout the trailer, you came to understand that not only are the Eternals powerful beings, but they have not interfered with the progression of human society, only providing assistance from the shadows to help humankind grow without directly getting involved. However, now an event (perhaps the Battle of Earth) has forced the Eternals to take a more active role.

In terms of an official main trailer, it might drop in time for Comic-Con@Home on July 23-25 (if not some other time during the summer months) and will likely be followed by a final trailer sometime around September time.

What is Eternals about?

The official synopsis for Marvel’s Eternals teases much of what we saw in the trailer, highlighting that this group of ancient aliens have been around since the early years of man, living in secret and watching as the events of time unfolded. The synopsis reads:

"“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.”"

In all intents and purposes, this movie is the cosmic origin of the MCU. There are some questions that need to be answered: Who were the Titans from Thanos’ homeworld? What is his connection to the race of Eternals? Was Earth the only planet they settled on and, if not, where did they go? Why did they not take part in the fight against Thanos?

Here’s hoping all of these questions – and more – will be answered when Eternals hits theaters.

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Check back here for more updates on Eternals as and when they become available.