The official The Eternals teaser trailer has dropped. Don’t expect any huge story revelations, but do expect a lot of pretty visuals.
I’ll admit, the effects we do see are nice. The costumes are … there. They subtly reference Jack Kirby’s designs, kind of. The costumes are pretty muted, and had I just started watching this trailer midway through; I would have confused it for a Netflix movie not attached to Marvel.
Though this is a teaser, the trailer does hit the basics of the Eternals‘ comic book origins. The Celestials arrive during humanity’s earliest developmental stages and create the Eternals and the Deviants. It may be unseen in the trailer. This is no doubt what the scene is hinting at.
The teaser keeps the Deviants hidden. The Eternals are mostly shown in full but without much detail about their identities. Unless you have previous knowledge of the comics, it may be confusing as to who these people are. Hopefully, Marvel learned from the mistakes made with The Inhumans, and future trailers will better inform the general audiences.
Yes, we do get a glimpse of the Bollywood number that had been mentioned in previous stories. Kumail Nanjiani’s Kingo Sunen is seen briefly flourishing in a colorful outfit with an ever so brief tease of the scene. Perhaps this will be part of the “putting the team back together” montage?
The issue going forward with introducing powerful beings who’ve been around this whole time is that they really look like jerks for not aiding the Avengers during the Infinity War. Were the Eternals affected by the snap? Is that what brought them out of their Watcher mentality? Is it the emergence of some newer threat (the Deviants) that are somehow more disastrous than Thanos?
“Throughout the years, we have never interfered, until now.” 7,000 years is a long time to watch and wait, considering the scale of the triumphs and disasters that affected humanity. It’s a bit like Captain Marvel just showing up only after getting an intergalactic page from Nick Fury.
Marvel will have to make a great first impression with these ” new ” heroes with the MCU entering into a new age that will be less reliable on the household name superheroes; Marvel will have to make a great first impression with these “new” heroes.
What are your thoughts on the teaser? If you didn’t read the comics, would you know this was an MCU film? Maybe this is why Steve Rogers and Iron Man are mentioned at the tail end of the trailer? To remind people that this is a Marvel Cinematic Universe project? Let us know in the comments.
The Eternals will hit theatres sometime in November 2021. The film is directed by Chloé Zhao and stars Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Don Lee, Gil Birmingham, Harish Patel, Kit Harington, Salma Hayek, and Angelina Jolie.
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