The latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Eternals, Critics may not be thrilled, but the public seems open to another superhero extravaganza.
Directed by Chloe Zhao, introduce a new team of superheroes, the titular Eternals, who have lived in hiding among humans for thousands of years. They live apart and are reunited when the Deviant threat, ostensibly the object of their creation by their heavenly overlords, rears its head again.
The movie has a twist in that the real purpose of Eternals was to swell humans on Earth in numbers and grow new celestial bodies from the depths of the planet, which doesn’t really help the humans as the rise of the heavens would destroy the earth. earth and kill every living thing on the planet.
Arishem, the heavenly overlord of the Eternals. (Photo: Marvel Studios)
Eventually the last Deviants were destroyed, and most of the Eternals vowed to defy the heavenly Arishem, who created and oversaw them, and instead decided to help humans. But Ikaris disagreed. This MCU surrogate of Superman was by far the most powerful of the Eternals and overpowered almost everyone, but was eventually stopped by Phastos.
Sersi, meanwhile, the new leader of the Eternals after Ajak was killed by Ikaris, turned the emerging Celestial Tiamut into ice. Guilty-ridden Ikaris flies to the sun (in a classic Superman move) to perhaps kill himself, and Thena, Druig, and Makkari set out to search for the rest of the Eternals on their starship Domo. Rest, stay on earth.
Ikaris is secretly Eternals’ primary antagonist. (Photo: Marvel Studios)
But Arishem is displeased that they killed a Celestial and teleports Sersi, Phastos and Kingo to say that he will not kill the humans on Earth, provided their memories show they are worth living and promises to return for another one. judgment. He also takes the three Eternals somewhere, perhaps the World Forge referenced earlier to see through their memories?
That was the end. The mid-credit and post-credit scenes should get you excited no matter what you thought of the movie.
Then, Druig and Makkari are unable to communicate with the Eternals they left behind on Earth and realize that Arishem must have reached them. Meanwhile, they sense someone in the Domo and a troll named Pip (Patton Oswalt in a cameo) emerges. Grandly he introduces Eros of Starfox, played by none other than Harry Styles. Now Starfox is, as Styles says, Thanos’ brother and the two have a history in comics. They are sons of Mentor of A’lars. Starfox has telepathic powers and can control people’s minds (like Druig), and was an Avengers in comics.
Starfox interestingly offers its help to the Eternals in hunting down other Eternals and probably taking down Arishem, if it comes to that.
Scene after the credits:
The scene after the credits shows Kit Harington’s Dane Whitman cautiously looking at an old chest to get the sword called Ebony Blade. The sword in comics is forged by Merlin, the equivalent of the Arthurian wizard in the Marvel Universe, and is the dark counterpart of Excalibur, King Arthur’s sword. While incredibly powerful, it resembles the One Ring from Lord of the Rings in that it exacerbates the bad aspects of its wearer.
However, the most interesting thing about the scene is not the knife, but the voice. It’s definitely Mahershala Ali’s Eric Brooks of Blade, the half-human, half-vampire superhero previously played by Wesley Snipes. It’s clear that Blade will play a big part in Whitman’s transformation into the Black Knight, as in the comics. Blade asks Dane if he’s ready. The movie ends.