'The Eternals' synopsis reveals the upcoming Marvel movie will be set in the aftermath of 'Avengers: Endgame'

With a history that stretches all the way back to the dawn of civilization, the Eternals have been in a lot of situations that would make for excellent stories


                            'The Eternals' synopsis reveals the upcoming Marvel movie will be set in the aftermath of 'Avengers: Endgame'
Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden, Lia McHugh, Angelina Jolie, Don Lee and Lauren Ridloff of Marvel Studios' 'The Eternals' (Getty Images)

Ever since Marvel announced that 'The Eternals' was in the works, fans of the cosmically powered super-race have been speculating how the film might introduce the characters into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

With a history that stretches all the way back to the dawn of civilization, the Eternals have been in a lot of situations that would make for excellent stories, which made it all the more difficult to figure out how exactly they would fit in with the timeline already established for the universe.

Well, fret not true believers, a synopsis for the movie has now been released ahead of a Disney investor's meeting and it finally reveals that 'The Eternals' will be set in the present day and not in the distant past.

In fact, the movie will be directly following the events of 'Avengers: Endgame'. "Marvel Studios' The Eternals features an exciting new team of superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years," it stated.

"Following the events of 'Avengers: Endgame', an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind's most ancient enemy, The Deviants," the synopsis explained.

"The outstanding ensemble cast include Richard Madden as the all-powerful Ikaris, Gemma Chan as humankind-loving Sersi, Kumail Nanjiani as the cosmic-powered Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as the super-fast Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as the intelligent inventor Phastos, Salma Hayak as the wise and spiritual leader Ajak, Lia McHugh as the eternally young, old-soul Sprite, Don Lee as the powerful Gilgamesh, Barry Keoghan as the aloof longer Druig, and Angelina Jolie as the fierce warrior Thena. Kit Harrington was cast as Dane Whitman."

'The Eternals' will be arriving in theaters on November 6. 'Black Widow', the first MCU movie of the year, will be arriving on May 1.

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