“Over the years, we’ve never interfered. Until now,” says Ajak (Salma Hayek) in Marvel’s Eternal, about immortal beings who must be reunited after centuries to stop a world-ending event delayed with a flick of the finger. In the wake of Avengers: Endgame, which takes place five years after Thanos (Josh Brolin) removed half of all life in the universe in Avengers: Infinity War, the eternal are finally forced out of the shadows to reunite against humanity’s oldest enemy – The Deviants. But these long-hidden superheroes have only seven days to stop the even greater threat to the planet: The Emergence.
“Five years ago, Thanos wiped out half of the universe’s population, delaying Emergence. But the humans on this planet brought everyone back with a flick of the finger,” Ajak tells Superman-like Ikaris (Richard Madden) from her south. Dakota ranch in a clip debuted during Hayek’s appearance on Graham Norton Show. “After I let you all go, I traveled the world and lived among them. I have seen them fight, and lie and kill. I have also seen them laugh and love, I have seen them create and dream.”
“This planet and these people,” says the spiritual leader of the Eternal, “have changed me.”
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It was the sudden return of half the population that provided the energy needed for The Emergence to begin, and these people would perish if the Eternals could not regroup and stop the apocalyptic threat. Their mission comes after the saviors of mankind set out for the coming events of the universe Infinity War and Playoffs, ordered not to interfere with their creators: the heavenly.
“[The audience] will understand why [the Eternals didn’t act]”, director Chloe Zhao told earlier Total film. “Not only why, but how complicated not to interfere made them feel. We’re exploring it. You’ll see in the film. The Eternals were instructed not to interfere in any human conflict unless the Deviants are involved. There’s a reason why that’s the case … And that was the instruction from the primary heavenly Arishem. “
Read Cartoonis spoiler free Eternal review. Starring Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, Don Lee, Barry Keoghan, Angelina Jolie and Kit Harington, Marvel’s Eternal opens only in theaters on November 5th.