Marvel has released it’s official synopsis for the Eternals movie that is part of their next phase of the MCU.
First reported (well, first read from HeroicHollywood.com, I’m not entirely sure if they were the first to report this), here is the synopsis.
“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.
The outstanding ensemble cast include Richard Madden as the all-powerful Ikaris, Gemma Chan as humankind-loving Sersi, Kumail Nanjiani as the cosmic-powered Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as the super-fast Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as the intelligent inventor Phastos, Salma Hayak as the wise and spiritual leader Ajak, Lia McHugh as the eternally young, old-coul Sprite, Don Lee as the powerful Gilgamesh, Barry Keoghan as the aloof longer Druig, and Angelina Jolie as the fierce warrior Thena. Kit Harrington was cast as Dane Whitman.
Directed by Chloe Zhao, who helmed the critically acclaimed Sundance film The Rider, and produced by Kevin Feige, The Eternals opens in U.S. theaters on November 6, 2020.”
Let’s break down the characters in this list on their first appearances. Most debuted in the Eternals title with a few with a more rich history from the mind of Kirby.
Ikaris – First Appearance was in Eternals #1.
Kingo – First appearance in Eternals #11.
Makkari – First as Eternal was in Eternals #5. He was also known as Mercury (Red Raven Comics #1) and Hurricane (Captain America Comics #1) prior to Eternals appearance.
Phastos – First Appearance was in Eternals #1 Vol. 2 from 1985.
Ajak – First in Eternals #2.
Sprite – First appearance in Eternals #9.
Gilgamesh – First in Eternals #13.
Druig – First in Eternals #11.
Dane Whitman – First Appearance was in Avengers #47.
The Deviants made their first in Eternals #1.
What does everyone think of the synopsis? Sounds like they’re really sticking to the origins from the comics from the first volume, which is fine by me.