One of the most ambitious Marvel titles making its way to the big screen is an adaptation of Jack Kirby’s The Eternals. “The Eternals are a race of immortal aliens sent here by the Celestials to protect humankind from the Deviants,” actor Richard Madden explained. (We’ve met one Celestial already: Peter Quill’s father, Ego.)
Further plot details are currently under wraps, but director Chloe Zhao says, “Through [the Eternals’] journey we really get to explore what it means to be human.” Angelina Jolie and Selma Hayek topline the ensemble cast as the Eternal warrior, Thena, and the group’s leader, Ajak, respectively, while The Walking Dead‘s Lauren Ridloff will play the MCU’s first-ever deaf hero, Makkari.
Gemma Chan, who played Minerva in 2019’s Captain Marvel, will return to the MCU in a new role as the Eternal, Sersi. Richard Madden is Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani is Kingo, Barry Keoghan is Druig, Dong-seok Ma is Gilgamesh, Lia McHugh is Sprite, Brian Tyree Henry is Phastos and Kit Harington is Dane Whitman, who in the comics becomes the sword-wielding hero Black Knight.
Directed by: Chloe Zhao
Starring: Richard Madden, Gemma Chan, Kit Harrington, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, Dong-seok Ma and Angelina Jolie