It’s been a pretty wild ride with the MCU in the past few years with the end of phase three totally blowing us away. It’s time for the Marvel Cinematic Universe to bring out phase four, and we ecstatic for it to say the least. While the first film in the phase four production will be the second installment of the Black Panther series, we are intrigued by all the gossip about a completely new series of films and characters to tie in with the MCU storyline. We are talking about The Eternals.
This all-new series was originally written by Jack Kirby in the 1960s. And while it didn’t garner massive attraction back then, the whole story of the Eternals ties in beautifully with the MCU. Without giving away too much, Millions of years ago Celestials roamed the cosmos and created life on different planets. On Earth, they created three types of beings: Humans – regular men and women. Deviants – disturbingly ugly and notorious creatures (Thanos is actually one of these guys, which explains a lot.) And Eternals – beings of immense power.
Mention is made to celestials throughout the Guardians of the Galaxy films. Peter Quill’s father, Ego, was a celestial. The team ends up in a place called “Knowhere”, which is a mining city in the head of an ancient deceased celestial. The Collector also shows us a clip of a celestial using an infinity stone while explaining what they are to the team.
So, who is being cast into which roles for the film?
Kit Harington as Black Knight
The only non-eternal on this list but still an important hero nonetheless. Black Knight is a skilled swordsman.
Angelina Jolie as ThenaDaughter of the elder leader of the Eternals, Zuras, Thena is an incredibly strong warrior who takes her father’s place as leader of the Eternals. She can also fly and has super speed.
Richard Madden as Ikaris
Described as an “all-powerful” Eternal, Ikaris can teleport, shoot cosmic energy from his eyes, can fly, and has the ability to levitate others.
Salma Hayek as Ajak
While this character is Male in the original storyline, it will be so great to see a female spin on this one. Her powers include flying and teleportation.
Don Lee as Gilgamesh
Exiled by Zuras for spending too much time with humans, Gilgamesh became known to humans by many names including Hercules and Beowulf.
Lauren Ridloff as Makkari
Another brilliant Gender-flipped role. Also known as “Mercury” in the comics, this character has incredible super speed. It will be an honor to have her playing the first deaf hero in the MCU.
Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo
The most highly skilled swordsmen on Earth who trained in Japan and studied Samurai.
Lia McHugh as Sprite
While originally a male role, the MCU has decided to go with a female spin on this character. An Eternal trapped in a child’s body that never ages.
Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos
He is fast, strong, can fly, and is an inventor.
Gemma Chan as Sersi
The Eternal who adores humans and will more than likely play a major role.
Barry Keoghan as Druig
An aloof Eternal who likes his own space, he can teleport, fly, and manipulate atoms.
With a power house cast like this, it’s easy to see why MCU fans can’t wait to get in on The Eternals action!