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'Eternals': Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about Marvel's upcoming cosmic superhero movie in Phase 4

The intergalactic adventure is likely to make its debut in 2020 and will star Richard Madden and Angelina Jolie in leading roles
UPDATED AUG 24, 2019

With 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' set to conclude the Infinity Saga, Marvel has rolled out some exciting projects for its Phase Four. One of the movies in the making is the 'Eternals'. The movie will add to the list of space superheroes and here's what we know about it so far.

Release date

According to That Hashtag Show, production for the 'Eternals' is set to go on the floors in September 2019 and will most likely hit the silver screens around the fall of 2020.


Created by Jack Kirby in 1976, the comic book 'Eternals' is set millions of years in the past, when the cosmic beings known as the Celestials genetically experimented on humans to create super-powered individuals known as the Eternals, along with the villainous Deviants. The two groups battled each other throughout history. The Eternals also warred with Greek, Roman and Norse deities before leaving Earth to explore the stars.

However, it remains to be seen if MCU will follow one of these comics while writing the storyline. 


Richard Madden as Ikaris

Richard Madden (Getty Images)

The 'Bodyguard' star in all likelihood will play the role of Ikaris, a member of the human offshoot race known as the Eternals known for an amazing set of superpowers that include strength, flight, and cosmic energy manipulation.

Angelina Jolie as Thena

Angelina Jolie (Getty Images)

Jolie will be playing the role of Thena, the leader of the Eternals with a formidable range of powers that have caused people to confuse her with the Greek goddess, Athena.

The other cast members include Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Bryan Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajax, Lia McHugh as Sprite, and Don Lee as Gilgamesh.

Kit Harington

Getty Images

During Disney's D23 Expo 2019, it was revealed that ‘Game of Thrones’ star Kit Harington would be playing Dane Whitman / the Black Knight in the movie. Gemma Chan ('Crazy Rich Asians') was also confirmed for the film in an unspecified role.


Chloe Zhao of 'The Ride' and 'Songs My Brothers Taught Me' is directing the 'Eternals' from a script by Matthew and Ryan Firpo.


There is no official trailer or first looks out for the 'Eternals', but we will keep you posted on any new developments.


Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige will be producing the movie. Feige recently told Collider: "Everything after 'Endgame', and after 'Spider-Man: Far from Home', will be different and unique, as we try to make every film. [We want to introduce] characters that the majority of the world has never heard of, much like 'Guardians', much like 'Avengers' before we made 'Avengers'. And there are lots of them."

"Eternals are one group, but we like the idea of introducing an ensemble, doing an ensemble movie from the start, as opposed to building up as we did with the first 'Avengers'. More like 'Guardians', not totally, but in terms of introducing a new group of people." He added: "Jack Kirby did an immense, amazing epic with 'Eternals' that spans tens of thousands of years, and that's also something we haven't really done, which is why that among many other things post-'Endgame', we find appealing."

Watch this space for more updates on the 'Eternals'

If you are looking forward to the 'Eternals', these movies are right up your alley:

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1'

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2'

'Avengers: Infinity War'

'Avengers: Endgame'