Marvel has just unveiled a new and final trailer for “The Eternals”. Chloé Zhao’s film once again makes a strong impression with magnificent images. We understand at the same time how the film will position itself in the extended universe.
The Eternals : a new team in the MCU
The end of 2021 is going to be loaded in theaters for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings arrives on September 1, then on November 3, it is the turn of The Eternals, just before Spider-Man: No Way Home December 15, 2021. Chloé Zhao’s film arouses impatience and a lot of curiosity. The director triumphed at the Oscars with Nomadland and she offers herself his first experience in big budget mainstream cinema. In front of the camera, a motley cast was assembled, with Gemma Chan, Kit Harington, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani, Salma Hayek, Barry Keoghan, Ma Dong-seok, Lauren Ridloff and Brian Tyree Henry.
What place for the film in the extended universe?
Marvel has just released the final trailer, and it gives us more information on the film’s position within the MCU. So we learn that the plot will unfold 5 years after the events ofAvengers: Endgame and the Thanos snap that made the world disappear. When the missing population returned, a very powerful energy was generated, leading to a phenomenon called Emergence. The Eternals who arrived on Earth 7,000 years ago to protect humans from Deviants (their evil counterpart) will have to come together to face a threat that can wipe out Earth. As a reminder, these heroes were created by the Celestials, very powerful entities who will be in the film, as evidenced by this shot of the trailer on one of them:
The scenario will be part of the continuity of the extended universe, while telling us about the past and the place of the Eternals on our planet. We see them, in the trailer, witnessing historical disasters without flinching because their purpose was only to fight against Deviants. The cosmic part of Marvel will obtain a consequent exploration thanks to this film and the extended universe returns to the principle of team, while waiting for The Fantastic 4 and a new version of the Avengers.
What is striking, too, with this new insight is the work of Chloe Zhao. We know that a trailer is calibrated to make people want but we feel a breath, an artistic direction and we witness sumptuous visions. There is something to be hyped about with all these images!