Who are the Eternals? Get to know the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s newest heroes
Fortunate for you, we have created an “Eternals” cheat sheet of kinds so diehard and informal followers alike can maintain issues straight. Here is what it’s essential know concerning the Eternals earlier than the movie’s launch on November 5. (This author has not seen the movie but, however mild spoilers from the comics observe.)
So … who/what are the Eternals?
The heroes are principally immortal — even when their our bodies are destroyed, they’ll dwell on in different methods. However they maintain their powers secret since they dwell amongst people.
They had been despatched to Earth by the Celestials, an historic group of godlike beings, some 7,000 years earlier than the occasions of the movie to defend humankind in opposition to the Deviants, mutant monsters additionally created by the Celestials when some assessments on early Earth-dwellers went awry. The Eternals are suggested in opposition to interfering in non-Deviant enterprise, as an alternative performing as mere spectators to human battle until Deviants are concerned.
Whereas the Eternals have obeyed the Celestials till now, they’re lastly beginning to query their mission and the beings who created them.
Like most protagonists within the Marvel Cinematic Universe who’ve gotten their very own origin tales, the Eternals most likely do not fancy themselves superheroes. However by the movie’s finish, after they’ve undergone varied transformations and vanquish varied foes, they will doubtless be among the many strongest heroes within the MCU, and possibly, the MCM — the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse.
Meet Marvel’s 10 Eternals
Performed by: Richard Madden
Within the comics, the Eternals are sometimes led by Ikaris, often portrayed as a blond-haired, blue-eyed muscleman paying homage to He-Man however with laser eyes. In some comics appearances, he is been named the Prime Everlasting, or the Everlasting who guidelines over the remainder.
Who knew? Within the comics, when he is in disguise as a human, he goes by the identify “Ike Harris.” Ikaris is certainly one of many brawniest Eternals, however artistic, he isn’t.
Performed by: Gemma Chan
Powers: Matter transmutation. Principally, she will alter matter into any kind she chooses (bear in mind within the “Eternals” trailer, when she seems to dissolve a double decker bus right into a parade of petals?).
Who knew? Within the comics, Sersi joined the Avengers for a spell. Although she later give up the group full-time, she generally nonetheless helps them out after they want a hand from a godlike hero.
Performed by: Lia McHugh
Performed by: Brian Tyree Henry
Who knew? At one level within the comics, he took the codename “Ceasefire” — a nod to his stance in opposition to battle. (Nobody inform him he is a superhero created to wage battle in opposition to monsters!)
Performed by: Angelina Jolie
Powers: Superhuman sparring. She’s extremely fast, robust, reflexive — a virtually unbeatable warrior.
Who knew? Within the comics, she as soon as had a dalliance with a Deviant chief named Kro, and their tumultuous relationship has hindered each the Eternals and their foes.
Performed by: Salma Hayek
Performed by: Lauren Ridloff
The pace runner Makkari has dashed throughout the planet and is, frankly, bored by what she’s discovered. Within the movie, the Eternals ask her to place apart her boredom for just a few days to assist them defeat the Deviants and save the world so she will traverse different planets.
Performed by: Kumail Nanjiani
Who knew? Kingo apparently fashions himself the star of the Eternals. Thena and Ikaris would love a phrase.
Performed by: Don Lee
Powers: Indomitable energy. In battle, Gilgamesh employs a golden “exoskeleton” that protects his arms and fists and delivers devastating blows to enemies.
Performed by: Barry Keoghan
Powers: Thoughts management. Druig can see into people’ minds and exploit their vulnerabilities. Yikes!
Bonus hero: Dane Whitman
Performed by: Equipment Harington