Marvel’s “Eternals” Will Take Place After The Events Of “Avengers: Endgame”

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By Riley Jones (@moviemanjones)

Following the conclusion of Avengers: Endgame, the future of the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes has never been more uncertain, but with a new superhero team on the horizon, Marvel is betting on The Eternals to fill the void left by the departure of Iron Man, Captain America, and Black Widow.

For those less familiar with the source material, the Eternals are an immortal alien race created by the Celestials who have been living on Earth in secret for over 7000 years. Following the events of Endgame, a new danger forces these ancient superheroes out of hiding to defend the world from the Deviants, a monstrous race of near-immortal beings and enemies of the Eternals.

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The film is directed by Chloe Zhao and features a star-studded cast that includes Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, Don Lee, Barry Keoghan, Gemma Chan, and Kit Harington. Marvel’s Eternals is set to arrive in theatres on November 6, 2020.

Read the official synopsis for The Eternals below, courtesy of Disney.

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 includes Richard Madden as the all-powerful Ikaris, Gemma Chan as humankind-loving Sersi, Kumail Nanjiani as cosmic-powered Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as the super-fast Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as the intelligent inventor Phastos, Salma Hayek as the wise and spiritual leader Ajak, Lia McHugh as the eternally young, old-soul Sprite, Don Lee as the powerful Gilgamesh, Barry Keoghan as aloof loner Druig, and Angelina Jolie as the fierce warrior Then. Kit Harington was cast as Dane Whitman. Directed by Chloé 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.

How familiar are you with Marvel’s team of ancient superheroes? Are you looking forward to The Eternals, or are you more interested in other phase fours movies like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness or Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings? Let us know in the comments below.

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Riley Jones (@moviemanjones)


Riley is the Managing Editor of Goliath. When he's not at the movie theatre or binging some new tv series, he likes to spend his time shooting hoops and play MTG. He doesn't like 'Breaking Bad,' loves 'The Simpsons,' hates mayonnaise, and has been repping the Toronto Raptors since '95. Follow him on IG and Twitter @moviemanjones.