Ever since it was announced, Marvel’s upcoming film has been alternately called Eternals and The Eternals. It’s based on Jack Kirby’s The Eternals, a comic book series in the ’70s that introduced a race of immortals to the Marvel Universe. Now, Disney has updated its theatrical slate, and the “The” has been dropped from Eternals.
Marvel’s Eternals remains set for a release on February 12, 2021, after being pushed back from it’s November 2020 date. However, Eternals will now share February 2021 with The King’s Man, the prequel to The Kingsmen. The new date for The King’s Man is February 26, 2021, just two weeks after Eternals. There could still be additional delays because of COVID-19. But for now, those are the dates.
Richard Madden and Angelina Jolie headline Eternals as Ikaris and Thena, respectively. Gemma Chan also returns to the MCU as Sersi, after playing Minn-Erva in Captain Marvel. Additionally, Kumail Nanjiani co-stars as Kingo, with Salma Hayek as Ajak, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, and Barry Keoghan as Druig. Madden’s Game of Thrones co-star, Kit Harington, also has a role in the film as Dane Whitman AKA the Black Knight.
Chloé Zhao directed Eternals, from a script by Kaz Firpo and Ryan Firpo. Marvel has yet to release a trailer for the film.
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