Within the world of Marvel Comics, the Eternals don’t have the same high profile as, say, the Avengers. But neither did the Guardians of the Galaxy before they made their debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One of the things Marvel Studios has excelled at is taking lesser-known characters and turning them into household names, and that’s exactly what they’re hoping to do with these ancient, super-powered figures with the recently announced Eternals movie, which comes out in November 2020.
The Eternals are an offshoot of human evolution, the result of experimentation by the Celestials, a technologically advanced alien race. The Celestials came to Earth 5 million years ago and, through interacting with early humanity, created two super races: the perpetually youthful Eternals and their evil counterparts, the suitably named Deviants.
The Eternals promises to be one of the most diverse MCU titles to date, with a talented ensemble cast. Here’s everything you need to know about who’s who.