Marvel Studios and Disney have released a preview of their complete 2020 film slate. This included a newly expanded synopsis of November’s Eternals that ties the events of the film directly to Avengers: Endgame and also indicates it will be using some elements from the Neil Gaiman 2008 limited comic book series.
In the earlier phases of the films development it was implied that the film will take place during two parts in time past and present. It seems that now the film will most likely take place after the events of Avengers Endgame.
Marvel Studios’ The Eternals full synopsis
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, and unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s most ancient enemy, The Deviants.Marvel.com, CBR.com
The Eternals and the Deviants have an ongoing feud in the comics with the Deviants only wanting to gain control of Earth by placing themselves in places of power by posing as humans. Both the Deviants and the Eternals have been living on earth in the MCU for thousands of years.
The Neil Guiman series starts off with the Eternals living on earth as humans with no memory of who they really are. It’s only during an adverse event that causes their powers to manifest their true identity is revieled to them.
As its shaping up, it seems that the Eternals movie will focus more on the team finding out who they are and remembering what happened in the past while dealing with the Deviants and the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame
The outstanding ensemble cast include Richard Madden as Icarus, Gemma Chan as Sersi, Kumail Nanjini as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree as Phastos, Salma Hyak as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Barry Keoghan as the Devant Druig, and Angelina Jolie as Thena. Kit Harrington was cast as Dane Whitman the Black Knight.News A Rama
The film is being directed by Chloe Zhao and will open in U.S theaters on November 6th, 2020