Marvel Studios was sadistically quiet about phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, post-Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home. Today, most of the fan queries were answered as the studio announced the next line-up of projects which includes movies and shows. One of the gripping projects is Eternals, the rumoured cast of which has been fodder for internet for a long time now. Today, the official cast of the film was announced and we are blown away. Go home everyone, Eternals just won the multi-starrer game. The ensemble cast includes Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, and Don Lee, headlined by Angelina Jolie. And, NO Keanu Reeves, who was long rumoured to be joining the film. Marvel’s Avengers: EndGame Beats Avatar to Be Highest Grossing Movie of All Time, Russo Brothers Thanks ‘The Greatest Fans in the Universe’.

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As per the comics, "The Eternals are a race of near-immortal beings genetically engineered by the Celestials". The Celestials had tasked the Eternals to protect the Earth from monstrous villains names as Deviants. After finishing the task, Eternals moved on to other planets. This explains their absence from the Marvel Cinematic Movies so far. Eternals movie will be set in the past, way before any of the MCU storylines even took off. Yes, even before Captain America: The First Avenger. In a way, Eternals is Marvel's first-period film.

Here is a better look at the cast and the characters they'd play reportedly:

Richard Madden - Ikaris


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Kumail Nanjiani - Kingo

Lauren Ridloff - Makkari

Brian Tyree Henry - Phastos

Salma Hayek - Ajak


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Lia McHugh - Sprite


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Don Lee - Gilgamesh


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And of course, Angelina Jolie will be playing Thanos' cousin Thena

Eternal will be directed by Chloe Zhao. “[Eternals] is about this group of incredible immortals, but through their journey, we really get to explore what it means to be human and humanity on our time on this planet,” Zhao said at Comic-Con.

Eternals won't be a culmination event like the Avengers movies are. All the characters will be introduced for the first time Eternals itself. This is the first time, Marvel would be attempting to pull off an ensemble cast without the soft-introductions of the characters and actors first.

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