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At the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Studios unveiled its highly anticipated new line up. Alongside new projects featuring familiar names such as Thor: Love and Thunder and WandaVision, Marvel officially introduced fans to The Eternals.
The movie is to be directed by rising filmmaker, Chloe Zhao, who directed the 2018 docudrama, The Rider. The Eternals focuses on super powered immortals who have lived on Earth for 35,000 years. The Eternals were created by cosmic being known as Celestials and were sent to Earth to protect the planet from the Deviants, their evil immortal counterparts.
Just announced in Hall H at #SDCC, Marvel Studios’ THE ETERNALS with Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh and Don Lee. Directed by Chloé Zhao. In theaters November 6, 2020. pic.twitter.com/k6ZgfX38VW— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) July 21, 2019
The Eternals made headlines last year when it was reported that Angelina Jolie would be joining the cast as the warrior Thena.
Jolie is joined by a star studded cast, including Richard Madden as Icarus, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff (making history as the MCU’s first deaf superhero) as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, and Don Lee as Gilgamesh.
Jack Kirby, the legendary comic book creator, invented The Eternals in the 70’s.
The Eternals is scheduled for release on November 2020.