Are The Eternals Part of The MCU or The Avengers?
The wait till November 2021 is eternal, we know.
There is a silence around the world every time Marvel releases a new trailer. After that come the questions and we’re here to answer whether Eternals is part of the MCU and connected to The Avengers.
Marvel just released an official teaser for their upcoming film ‘Eternals‘.
Basically, the story follows the Eternals, a group of superhuman ancients who rise again on Earth to protect humanity from a villainous group.
Read more to learn about whether Eternals is a part of the MCU and what ties them to The Avengers.
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What Is The Eternals?
First things first.
In the comics, the Eternals are a group of virtually immortal beings who possess superhuman strengths. Their bodily cells contain cosmic energies which allow them to restore their life even after their body’s molecules are scattered.
So far, Marvel has introduced these actors and actresses who are cast as these Eternals in the upcoming Eternals film:
- Gemma Chan as Sersi
- Richard Madden as Ikaris
- Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo
- Lia McHugh as Sprite
- Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos
- Lauren Ridloff as Makkari
- Barry Keoghan as Druig
- Don Lee as Gilgamesh
- Kit Harington as Dane Whitman/Black Knight
- Salma Hayek as Ajak
- Angelina Jolie as Thena
A few other actors and actresses that are part of the cast such as Haaz Sleiman and Ozer Ercan are yet to reveal their roles.
Are The Eternals Part Of The MCU?
Without further ado, yes.
Eternals is the third film in Phase 4 of the MCU and will be the 26th film in the grand cinematic universe. As part of the MCU, the Eternals will belong to the same world that saw the Avengers defeat Thanos.
As we know, the MCU is in four phases. Phase 1 saw Iron Man in 2008 and culminated with The Avengers in 2012. Then, Phase 2 started with Iron Man 3 in 2013 which ended with Ant Man in 2015. After that, Phase 3 began with Captain America: Civil War in 2016 and ended with Avengers: Endgame, thus finishing ‘The Infinity Saga’.
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Phase 4 is the next series of films and serials that will take place in the MCU, starting with Black Widow for the theatres this year and WandaVision that premiered in January. Eternals will belong to the continuation of the MCU epic by being the third film of this phase and perhaps picking up the story after the Avengers are without a leader.
Are The Eternals Connected To The Avengers?
Since they belong to the same universe, they are undoubtedly connected. With the Avengers most likely to take the center stage of the MCU for years to come, it is also highly likely that Eternals will tie in their story with them.
Regardless, one of the most infamous Eternals has already taken up a quarrel spanning decades and the death of half the universe. Yep, Thanos himself is an Eternal, at least in the comics. It won’t be surprising to see him referred to as an Eternal in the MCU as well also.
At the end of the new official teaser for Eternals, we see them chatting about how The Avengers are left without a leader in the MCU. Moreover, Richard Madden who plays Eternal Ikaris, quips about becoming their new leader which amuses everyone else, so there is definitely a connection there.
Eternals releases in theatres in November 2021.
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