With Eternals releasing on November 5 in theaters only, we are only one month away from when the MCU’s newest team is introduced.
The biggest question surrounding these immortal gods is why haven’t they helped with any other conflicts, such as the fight against Thanos?
Well, this was answered by the director herself, Chloé Zhao. Zhao said, “We like to call them Earth’s original superheroes. So, they were instructed to stand on the sideline once the Deviants were gone to allow humans to develop and progress in the way that we were meant to…and that ultimately led us to someone like Tony [Stark]. So, they’ve always existed in the shadows…you just never know where they might show up again.”
We know from the second trailer that the Celestials instructed them not to interfere with humanity’s conflicts, and with Zhao’s answer, this all makes more sense.
Thousands of years ago, when they were sent to Earth to protect humanity from the Deviants, they completed their job but were then told to blend in and not interfere with other human issues. After being a team for a few centuries, they parted ways. If the Eternals never disbanded, they would’ve impacted humanity in unpredictable ways, but with the new threat of the Emergence, they have to re-assemble.
So, who exactly are The Eternals? Here’s a breakdown of the team’s roster.