A new official plot synopsis for MCU’s upcoming Eternals movie confirms that the Marvel film has storylines set in both the past and the present.
An official synopsis for Eternals reveals the movie is set in two timelines. Directed by Oscar-winner Chloé Zhao, Eternals is fast approaching as the next movie in MCU’s Phase 4 slate. The movie takes the focus away from better-known Marvel superheroes like the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy, introducing a new eponymous team of superpowered individuals based on Jack Kirby’s characters. The Eternals are an immortal alien race created by the Celestials, and they have dwelled on Earth for the past 7,000 years without letting disclosing their identities. But now, in the present-day, they resurface and reunite to protect the world from an impending threat posed by their evil counterparts – The Deviants.
Although the Eternals aren’t massively popular among the general public, Marvel is still betting big on the movie. That is presumably because interest in the film has grown over the months, with fans anxiously anticipating Eternals‘ stellar cast members’ turns as the divine superheroes. The film features the top talent from Hollywood, including Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani, and Kit Harington. Recently Dan Stevens also subtly teased his role as the Deviant general Kro, although Disney is yet to officially confirm his casting.