BURBANK, CA–Marvel executives have revealed new plot details about the upcoming Eternals film. Fans may not have realized that the film will be set between the releases of Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019) and Black Widow (2021), the two-year period in which no Marvel films were released. The plot will follow the Eternals, who are Marvel fans themselves, trying to survive this eternal wait.
“We wanted to really capture what this agonizing wait time has been like for the fans,” explained Kevin Feige, Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer. “Viewers will get to follow the Eternals’ journey from late 2019, still reeling from the impact of Endgame, to early 2020, when COVID comes and they see Black Widow get delayed again and again. We know that everyone is just dying to relive those moments right now!”
“This film is a beautiful tribute to a dark time in the fandom,” commented Gemma Chan, who portrays the film’s female lead. “It makes me long for the pre-COVID Marvel era and wish that I had been in a Marvel movie before 2020! Well, a good one, at least.”
“There’s even a scene in there where New Mutants comes out and nobody goes,” Feige added. “Just like in real life!”
Astute fans may have picked up from the trailer that the Eternals are themselves Marvel fans who have been following the movies, as the trailer ends with one character asking who will lead the Avengers after the events of Endgame. The phrasing of “Captain Rogers” being gone rather than “Captain America” implies that the Eternals have kept up with the new Marvel shows on DisneyPlus and seen the Falcon’s transformation into Captain America. Still, as all Marvel fans have understood during their period of longing, such shows are no substitute for a Marvel movie on the big screen.
Black Widow will finally end the prolonged wait for Marvel movies on July 9th. Eternals hits theaters in November.