New Marvel ‘Eternals’ character posters give fans a close-up look at the MCU’s latest superhero squad
Marvel’s next big superhero movie, âEternals,â isn’t in theaters until November 5.
Ten new character portraits feature Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani and other actors.
Get to know them ahead of the movie’s release next month.
Salma Hayek plays the role of Ajak, a leader of the swingers group.
In the comics, the character was worshiped by the Incas as Tecumotzin and was buried deep in an Inca tomb until he was awakened by Ikaris.
Hayek told Entertainment Weekly that she was hesitant to play a role in Marvel because she assumed she would play a grandmother or an “old whore.”
When she found out the director was Oscar winner Chloe Zhao, it convinced her to make a date.
âShe’s the bridge between the Eternals and the Celestials, and it’s never easy to keep the two sides together,â Hayek said of her character.
“Game of Thrones” star Richard Madden plays Ikaris, another Eternals frontman.
Ikaris can fly and shoot beams of cosmic energy from his eyes. Here, her character has a romance with Sersi.
In the comics, Ikaris goes undercover as a human named Ike Harris (very subtle).
Gemma Chan plays Sersi, who lives among humans.
In the film, she will be presented as a museum curator. According to a Hasbro toy description, Sersi has “the ability to manipulate matter, changing the composition of any non-sensitive material it touches.”
In the comics, Sersi ends up becoming a member of the Avengers.
Chan had previously appeared in Captain Marvel as Minn-Erva. Chan’s casting makes her one of the few stars to play multiple Marvel characters.
Kumail Nanjiani plays Kinjo, who embraced life on Earth as a celebrity.
In the comics, Kingo is a skilled swordsman who becomes a star of Japanese action. Here Kingo will be a Bollywood star who will show off his dancing skills in the film.
âHe loves being a movie star. He can shoot beams from his hands. There is nothing wrong with Kingo’s life,â Nanjiani told EW.
Angelina Jolie plays the role of Thena.
Thena was born in Olympia and is the daughter of Zuras (not to be confused with Zeus). In the comics, she has a secret love affair with the Eternals’ enemy, Kro.
“Eternals” producer Nate Moore previously revealed to reporters that Jolie’s character in the film had a form of dementia-like memory loss called Mahd Wy’ry, something that can affect an Eternal due to his long life.
âDue to the amount of memories they have, they break away from their mind, so she starts to forget exactly when she is,â Moore said.
Don Lee (aka Dong-seok Ma) plays the nicest Eternal, Gilgamesh.
He is described as âthe strongest and kindest Lordâ in marketing.
According to a character description seen by Insider, Gilgamesh “becomes Thena’s de facto partner when events of the past exile them from the other Eternals.”
In the comics, Gilgamesh is first introduced as the Forgotten, an Eternal who was exiled from his kind by Zuras because he spent too much time with humans.
Because of this, the character became known by several legendary pseudonyms, including Hercules, Beowulf, and Gilgamesh. He eventually joined the Avengers in the comics.
Don Lee is a scene thief in 2016’s âTrain to Busan,â which we highly recommend if you want to familiarize yourself with the actor.
Lauren Ridloff (“The Walking Dead”) plays Makkari, a super speedster.
Ridloff, who will play the MCU’s first deaf hero, plays another traded gender character. Makkari is imbued with “cosmic super-speed for exploring the planets”.
She is not affected by the sonic boom that accompanies her run.
Ridloff took the time to leave his role on “TWD” to film “Eternals”.
Lia McHugh’s Sprite may look young, but it’s actually thousands of years old.
McHugh also plays a gender-swapped version of the comic book character.
In the comics, Sprite can’t get old. For this reason, the young Eternal enjoys playing tricks, often at the expense of his own.
McHugh described the film version of the character as an “old soul” who can project illusions.
Brian Tyree Henry plays the technologically savvy Phastos.
According to a toy description, Phastos has “helped advance humanity technologically while still keeping its shine hidden in the shadows.”
Phastos will be the MCU’s first openly gay superhero married with one child.
In the comics, he was an engineer and an inventor.
Barry Keoghan (“Dunkirk”) will play Druig, who may not be a very good guy.
He has the ability to manipulate the minds of others. One model description calls him “distant and powerful, but sometimes it’s hard to tell if he’s a friend or an enemy.”
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