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Final Eternals Trailer Ties Into Avengers: Endgame, Teases New Apocalyptic Event

Marvel Studios' drops the final trailer for Eternals, surprisingly early.

The trailer provides an answer as to why these powerful celestials didn't interfere with Thanos' snap. It also teases a new threat to the universe, powered by the universe-shifting events of Avengers: Endgame. Ajak explains, "Five years ago, Thanos erased half of the population of the universe. But the people of this planet brought everyone back with the snap of a finger." She continues, "The sudden return of the population provided the necessary energy for the emergence to begin."

Eternals' first trailer broke a pandemic record for being the most viewed trailer for a Disney film, seeing 77 million global views during its first 24 hours online, surpassing trailers for both Cruella and WandaVision. It introduced Eternals stars Gemma Chan as Sersi, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Angelina Jolie as Thena, Barry Keoghan as Druig and Kit Harington as Dane Whitman/Black Knight.

While there have been few details released regarding what audiences can expect from Chloé Zhao's entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the cast have praised the director for her indie-film style and modern take. Marvel Studios President/Marvel Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige went so far as to state, "The truth is, we would not have even attempted this if it weren't for Chloé... We thought, here's a filmmaker who is equal parts cinematic visionary and genre nerd. She can outtalk any of us when it comes to manga and Star Wars and Marvel comics. It's quite an astounding combination. And this movie, I think, represents all of the immense multitudes of Chloé."

Eternals is scheduled to be released in theaters on Nov. 5, though Feige recently suggested the possibility that the upcoming Phase 4 film could forego a theatrical release. Several major films released over the past year have either skipped a theatrical release or been released simultaneously on streaming services such as Disney+, like Black Widow. This is due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the spread of the delta variant. It should be noted that marketing for Eternals currently suggest that the film will screen exclusively in theaters.

Read the official description for Marvel Studios' Eternals below:

Marvel Studios’ 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, an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s most ancient enemy, the Deviants.

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