The first wave of non-spoiler ‘Eternals’ reactions is finally here. Directed by Academy Award-winner Chloé Zhao, Marvel Studios is gearing up to introduce MCU's newest superhero team in a couple of weeks. Known as the ‘Eternals’, they are essentially immortals who were sent to Earth to protect humans from the Deviants.
Created by the Celestials, the heroes have been living alongside people for thousands of years. However, they were instructed to blend in and not meddle with any other human issues unless it is related to their original mandate, hence why their existence is unknown. The MCU's main Eternals team is composed of 10 members: Angelina Jolie as Thena, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Gemma Chan as Sersi, and Barry Keoghan as Druig. Initially, they operated as a single unit, but after a couple of centuries, they decided to part ways.
In Eternals, the titular characters need to band back together due to the looming Emergence. This mysterious MCU catastrophe was apparently kick started by Smart Hulk's (Mark Ruffalo) reverse snap in ‘Avengers: Endgame’. As the newest superhero team to join the franchise, there is a lot of anticipation for the blockbuster. Now, the initial reactions to the movie have made their way online.
Looking at these initial reactions, it seems like Marvel Studios may have succeeded in introducing a brand new superhero team to the MCU. It is worth noting that this is the first time the franchise is debuting a group of characters who have yet to appear in any previous project since James Gunn's ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. Even compared to that, introducing the ‘Eternals’ is much trickier, because there are a lot more characters. -Screen Rant