Watch: New Eternals Trailer Explains Why they Didn’t Fight Thanos

 

Marvel Studios has released a second and final trailer for Chloé Zhao’s Eternals, hitting the big screen on Nov. 5, Variety reports.

 

The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest space outing follows an immortal alien race, called the Eternals, who have secretly lived on Earth for thousands of years and possess different powers and abilities, including super strength and the ability to fly.

 

Marvel Studios’ Eternals | Final Trailer

 

The film, which has been dubbed as “Marvel’s most ambitious film yet,” follows 10 heroes: Gemma Chan as Sersi, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Barry Keoghan as Druig, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Salma Hayek as Ajak and Angelina Jolie as Thena. Kit Harrington plays human Dane Whitman, a.k.a. the Black Knight.

 

Since the first Eternals trailer arrived a few months ago, many MCU fans asked where these all powerful characters were during the events of Infinity War and Endgame and why they did nothing to stop Thanos snapping away half the world. Those fans have not had to wait until the movie arrives in November to find out an explanation, as the opening moments of the new final trailer that dropped today wraps up that issue in about 20 seconds and it seems that the answer is pretty simple – they were not allowed to become involved.

 

 

Since the first Eternals trailer arrived a few months ago, many MCU fans asked where these all powerful characters were during the events of Infinity War and Endgame and why they did nothing to stop Thanos snapping away half the world. Those fans have not had to wait until the movie arrives in November to find out an explanation, as the opening moments of the new final trailer that dropped today wraps up that issue in about 20 seconds and it seems that the answer is pretty simple – they were not allowed to become involved.

 

While many people were not expecting the opening moments of the trailer to lay out a full explanation of how the Eternals are only now making their appearance in the MCU, that is exactly what we got, and while there will be a lot more to the movie than the trailer makes apparent, we know that a big chunk of the film will be set in the present day, post Blip. This is established by an opening statement in the trailer, which explains that the Eternals have around for thousands of years, but were charged with never interfering in human life unless there were Deviants involved. The snap, and more importantly the Snap performed by Hulk to reverse Thanos’ eradication of half the world, provided enough power to allow the Deviants to emerge and prepare an assault of Earth.

 

Marvel Studios’ “Eternals” is expected to arrive in theaters November 5.

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