- Tram Ho
Marvel finally revealed the list of film shows and tv shows in Phase 4, making fans excited to learn about the next favorite superheroes on screen. One of these projects includes the Eternals, with a schedule of November 6, 2020.
The movie will be released on November 6, 2020, under Phase 4 of the Marvel cinema universe.
Like Guardians of the Galaxy, the Eternals is also a strange name when it was announced, but with a platform built by the Marvel (MCU) cinema universe, this is the right time to Put this superhero team on the silver screen.
To prepare for the film, in this article, we will go deeper into the biography and correlations of the Eternals with MCU.
Who is the Eternals?
The Eternals is a cosmic race that has been around for millennia. They have the same human-like appearance, but have great power, which is bestowed by the Celestials (a familiar name in MCU as mentioned in Guardians of the Galaxy).
The Celestials in comics …
… and the Celestials in the Marvel Cinema Universe.
In short, the Celestials are like the Marvel universe’s “gods,” who visited Earth about five million years ago and began experimenting with the early ancestors of humans, otherwise known as “raw people.” born”. Thanks to these tests, they created two species – Eternals and Deviants. Eternals is an immortal strain that can withstand extreme temperatures, diseases and poison resistance, making them very difficult to destroy.
Turn from left to right: Deviant, human, and Eternal.
Thanks to the cosmic energy imbued with blood, the Eternal all have special powers such as extraordinary health, high strength, flying, teleporting, rapid recovery, or shooting cosmic rays from the eyes.
So what makes them different from X-Men, or even Inhumans? The main answer is Uni-mind, a composition that includes the merging of different Eternals to combine their power. A Uni-mind can be created from at least 3 people, and has all the special abilities of those who make up that body.
The scene contains Uni-mind, which looks like a yellow brain.
In the comic universe there are many Eternals, but this article will only talk about confirmed characters in the movie, including Ikaris (Richard Madden), Thena (Angelina Jolie), Ajak (Salma Hayak). , Kingo (Kumail Nanjiani), Makkari (Lauren Ridloff), Phastos (Bryan Tyree Henry), The Forgotten One (Don Lee), and Sprite (Lia McHugh). Ikaris is the best known, with exceptional telepathic power – one of which is the ability to implant human brain thoughts or illusions to protect their own identity.
Star staging was announced for the movie.
Ikaris is not the only Eternal that has special power. Thena carried a spear and a bow that could fire hot and cold energy, Ajak could communicate with the nearby Eternals, or Sprite – whose body could not grow through adolescence – possibly create dementia. Makkari is considered the “Quicksilver” of the Eternals, and the speed obsession means transforming most of the energy into this very ability – making Makkari unable to fly and having other abilities weaker.
Phastos and The Forgotten One have no more special abilities than the Eternal, but have weapons such as mace and hammer integrated cosmic energy. Kingo – a man who is keen on using swords instead of his special abilities – possesses a sword forged by Phastos.
The Deviants, meanwhile, mutated unstable creatures, began a war that has been going on for more than millennia with its superheroes. Among them was Thanos, not quite a surprise when he had an unattractive appearance – a common trait of this race – and crazy ideas. As extraordinary creatures with strong will and a vengeance, there is a high chance that these will be the enemies that the Eternals will face, but we do not have any clearer information about them.
Thanos is one of the remarkable Deviants.
History of the Eternals in the comic universe.
Strangely, it can be said that this sublime race was born by Marvel’s biggest enemy. Jack Kirby, a master painter, created the New Gods while working at DC Comics. After being canceled by poor sales, Jack returned to Marvel and turned this idea into the Eternals itself.
New Gods series.
But even when it appeared in 1976, the Eternals did not have the desired sales and was canceled before the series was completed. The last episode shows that Ikaris is preventing the evil cousin Druig from shooting a weapon capable of destroying Celestials, but it must not have a full ending due to the abrupt cancellation.
The first episode of The Eternals, written by Jack Kirby.
Three years later, the Eternals was revived in the “Thor: The Eternals Saga” series in May 1979 to November 1980. This 18-episode series recounts the battle between Thor and the Eternals, then a combination together to prevent Odin from attacking the Celestials. Unlike Kirby’s series, which was made separate, the introduction of this race into Thor’s series made them one of the main characters of this universe. They returned in another short series between October 1985 and September 1986 to defeat Ghaur, leader of a monk association of the Deviants, but nothing was better than the previous series and almost forgotten. past.
Must wait until 2006 when the miniseries was written by Neil Gaiman and drawn by John Romita Jr. released, the Eternals became famous. In these seven volumes, we see more clearly about their personality and context, along with their biography and motivation. In particular, in episode 3 revised the age of these entities – from thousands of years like Jack Kirby to nearly one million years old.
Neil Gaiman and John Romita Jr. revived The Eternals.
There is no doubt that this episode – which is the most popular story about the Eternals – is adapted into MCU. Its content tells the process of Ikaris helping his teammates find their memory – which was lost due to Sprite’s special ability – and together prevent the Tiamut awakening plan of the Deviants. Deviants think that this Celestials entity is the savior and allows them to turn humans into slaves. Although it was impossible to prevent awakening of Tiamut, Makkari’s timely containment caused Tiamut to make a better decision. Eventually, Ikaris and Makkari travel around the universe to find other Eternals.
Tiamut, one of the Celestials.
Originally a hard-to-follow series, it would take all day to fully explain Gaiman’s plot so undoubtedly there will be some minor changes under director Chloe Zhao. We don’t know if Marvel is using it, but some of the changes have been recognized by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. According to him, the Eternals only came to Earth about 35,000 years ago instead of living among humans for hundreds of thousands of years as mentioned in the story. Not only that, characters like Sprite and Makkari will be female instead of male, and at the same time Makkari (played by Lauren Ridloff, a deaf actor) will also be the first hearing-impaired superhero of MCU.
Have Eternals met the Avengers team yet?
We cannot discuss the next MCU projects without considering the relationship between the Avengers and the Eternals. In the comic universe there were meetings between them, when the superheroes teamed up to save the Earth from the dangers of the universe, even against Deviants, and characters. antagonist Maelstrom – Deviant hybrid and Inhuman.
While Thor is side by side with these cosmic heroes, the god Asgard once fought against Ghaur along with Thena. Makkari and the West Coast Avengers in The Eternals series. Iron Man, Ant-Man, Wasp and Doctor Strange also had the opportunity to meet the Eternals (Tony and Strange searched for Eternals to learn more about the Dark Celestials in the Final Host series).
Eternals in an episode of Avengers, the right corner is Wanda and Vision.
In the 1980s The Forgotten One also joined the Earth’s most powerful heroes for a time and renamed himself Gilgamesh. Sersi also participated in the 1990s, but due to the physical and mental injuries after the battle with the Lava Men and a Watcher named Proctor, they made them withdraw from the squad.
Have the Eternals appeared in MCU?
Although not really appearing in MCU, Marvel gave fans a few “signals” about these cosmic entities. The Celestials are named in Guardians of the Galaxy when Collector tells Star Lord and “colleague” about the origin of the infinity stones. In it we see that Eson the Searcher holds the Power Stone in this setting, while the film location – Knowhere – is in a head of a dead Celestial.
The origin of the Power Stone
Thanos was another important link to the Eternals. With this Titan’s successful snapshot, it is not difficult to see if the film correlates with the films in Phase 3 and the effects of that snap.
Avengers: Infinity War also shows a few Easter Eggs related to Eternals. When Thanos and Gamora went to Vormir to receive the Soul Stone, Red Skull received Thanos with the phrase “Son of A’lars”. A’lars is the leader of the Titan Eternals, which is also where Iron Man and other comrades tried to repel Thanos’s evil plan. Maybe in A’lars will appear in a past scene and can seamlessly connect events in the MCU.
How will the Eternals be put into MCU?
Marvel may have some questions to answer if Eternals has appeared in MCU for a long time. Where are they in the battle in New York? Or when Ultron almost destroys the Earth and the human race? Or when Thanos successfully erased half of the universe?
This is when Gaiman’s short series can give us answers. If their memory is erased by the Sprite before Iron Man appears, they are unaware of their superior powers, and cannot help our heroes.
With Thanos finally defeated in the Avengers: Endgame, his appearance can also awaken the sleeping memories of Ikaris or Ajak for example. If Marvel follows this line, they can bring the Eternals roots into flashback form – including the formation of Celestials or why the Earth becomes the home of these heroes.
If Marvel doesn’t follow Gaiman’s story, do they have any paths? Feige reminded of making “an original film from the beginning”, which can be said about Kirby’s original series from 1976-1978. A plot can refer to the City of the Cosmic Gods, a network of temples built by the Incas to worship the Celestials and the place where Ajak lived.
City of the Space Gods, or the city of cosmic gods.
In the story, Ikaris went to this lost city, pretending to be a cameraman for archaeologist Daniel Damian, to find Cosmic Beacon (space signal lamp) that could warn him about the appearance of Fourth. Host of the Celestials. Deviants are also searching for this beacon to be able to speed up the Celestials’ process to Earth, and rely on the Eternals to stop them. If adapted in this direction, Salma Hayak will be a prominent actor in the role of Ajak, and follow the photographs taken at the film Pinewood Studios, which shows that an Incan temple is being built for this purpose.
With Angelina Jolie playing Thena and Marvel, the competition for Prime Eternal between Ikaris and Thena could be considered. The couple fought several times in comics, and the peak was when Thena was in charge of that after Zuras – Thena’s father – died. Later, in a brainwashing session, Thena tried to stop the other Eternals against the villain named Kro, causing her to lose this role to Ikaris. This plot can show us that Thena redeems herself in parts 2 and 3, assuming that part 1 will become another Marvel blockbuster.
Source : Trí Thức Trẻ