The Eternals

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

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“The Eternals” is a 2021 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics characters of the same name. It is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and is directed by Chloé Zhao. The film features an ensemble cast, including Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Gemma Chan, Kit Harington, and Salma Hayek.

The story of “The Eternals” revolves around a race of immortal beings known as the Eternals, who have lived secretly on Earth for thousands of years. Created by the Celestials, powerful cosmic beings, the Eternals possess superhuman abilities and are tasked with defending Earth from the monstrous Deviants, their ancient enemies.

The film introduces the audience to the diverse and ancient history of the Eternals, exploring their relationships with each other and their place in the world. It delves into themes of duty, identity, and the consequences of immortality. The Eternals are forced to come out of hiding and reunite to confront a new threat posed by the Deviants, as well as uncover the truth about their own origins and purpose on Earth.

Chloé Zhao’s direction brings a unique visual style and a more intimate and character-driven approach to the superhero genre, setting “The Eternals” apart from other Marvel films. The movie also explores the Eternals’ connection to human civilization and their impact on human history.

“The Eternals” received praise for its diverse cast, stunning visuals, and emotional depth. The performances of the ensemble cast were widely appreciated, with Jolie, Madden, and Chan standing out in their respective roles. The film also explores LGBTQ+ representation with a significant gay character, furthering Marvel Studios’ commitment to diversity and inclusivity in their storytelling.

At the box office, “The Eternals” was a commercial success, grossing over $400 million worldwide. While it received mixed reviews from critics, it has been well-received by many MCU fans for its bold storytelling and unique take on the superhero genre.

With “The Eternals,” Marvel Studios expanded its cosmic mythology and introduced a new group of superheroes that will undoubtedly play a significant role in the future of the MCU. The film lays the groundwork for further exploration of the Eternals’ history and their place in the larger Marvel universe.

Additional Details


  • Angelina Jolie: Thena
  • Richard Madden: Ikaris
  • Salma Hayek: Ajak
  • Kit Harrington: Dane Whitman
  • Gemma Chan: Sersi
  • Kumail Nanjiani: Kingo
  • Brian Tyree Henry: Phastos
  • Barry Keoghan: Druig
  • Dong-Seok Ma: Gilgamesh
  • Lauren Ridloff: Makkari
  • Lia McHugh: Sprite
  • Tyler Simmonds: Tanner


  • Director: Chloe Zhao
  • Screenwriter: Matthew K Firpo and Ryan Firpo
  • Producer: Kevin Feige

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