Yesterday at the D23 Expo, the cast of The Eternals just revealed their costumes and it looks amazing. As a team Marvel member, I was inspired to talk about them on But before we start jumping on the excitement of the new Marvel upcoming movie, who are the eternals?
Jack Kirby, aka the King of Comics, was an iconic comic book artist, renowned for his characters, world buildings he created still appear in a lot of pop cultures today. His greatest creations with the help of Stan Lee are : The Hulk, The Mighty Thor, Black Panther, penciled Loki, The Fantastic Four, and after a brief time with DC comics, New Gods as well.
Jack Kirby always had a fascination for mythology and metaphysics and that’s how The Eternals were created.
WHY THE ETERNALS ARE IMPORTANT IN MARVEL TIMELINE
The Eternals are pretty much the ancestors of the Marvel Universe we know. In this version, the first creatures known as The Celestials are giants who came to Earth to experiment on the living creatures. We saw them in The Guardians of The Galaxy.
That’s how Homo Sapiens evolved from their creations, but they also created what they called The Deviants. The black sheep of the evolutionary process. So you can guess what The Eternals are.. they are the one that hit the jackpot of this genetic experiment: perfect human being, with extraordinary beauty and cosmic power. Oh and they’re also immortals.
Kirby wanted to justify our mythologies through the medium of The Eternals; they live in top mountains that’s how humans were inspired to create myths like Olympia and Zeus.
WHO WERE THE MAIN ETERNALS
Describing the Eternals is like going through all the X-Men members, there are way too many. For now, I’ll focus on the three main ones that the movie will be focusing on.
The most powerful of the gang | Powers: flight, energy projection, super strength, and limited teleportation.
A scholar and warrior, the rightful leader of the gang, she’s the daughter of Zuras. Zuras was the first leader generation of the Eternals. Powers of Thena : high intellect, combat skills, Superhuman speed, strength, durability, and regeneration, Energy blasts, Flight. Illusion generation, Matter transmutation, Mind control, Telekinesis, Telepathy, Teleportation. LOL okay a total bad-ass.
Probably one my favourite character of The Eternals is Sersi, inspired by Circe . Powerful seductress and enchantress, who left the God-like life to help the humans. Except the obvious cosmic power that every Eternal has, Sersi has the ability to alter molecular and atomic structures of all matter including living organisms. However, she has expressed difficulty in rearranging sub-atomic matter.
The other Eternals introducing in the new MCU movie are: Ajak a Trojan Warrior, Phastos the genius who would likely create the team’s technology, Makkari is the fastest of the team, Gilgamesh aka The Forgotten One is one of the strongest Eternals equaling Thor and Hercules; Kingo as the master swordman and Sprie, the youngest of the team but it’s only because he’s stuck in a body of a child.
Let me know if you want me to a part 2 with the rest of The Eternals 🙂
Let me know if you’d love me to review the new Eternals comics, I’ve read a few ones of the series recently and have a lot of thoughts on it. The movie is set to be released in 2020 ! Are you excited for Phase 4 ?