The stunning new footage ultimately answers the biggest questions some fans have about the Eternals’ place in the MCU. As the trailer kicks off, Salma Hayek’s Ajak explains to Ikaris (Richard Madden) that the energy created by the population’s return in “Endgame” allowed something called the “emergence” to happen. This is presumably how the Deviants make their way into our world, and it’s now the Eternals’ job to fend them off.
So why didn’t they rally up with the Avengers to fight Thanos? Ikaris’ cosmic abilities would’ve been useful in “Infinity War” and “Endgame” that’s for sure. Sersi (Gemma Chan) tells her boyfriend, Dane Whitman (Kit Harrington), that the team “were instructed not to interfere in any human conflicts unless Deviants were involved.” The footage then reveals a look at a towering red Celestial, the cosmic beings responsible for creating humans and Eternals alike.
From there the footage, shows off a better look at the team’s dynamic, with Phastos (Brian Tyree Henry quipping at Sprite (Lia McHugh), “You know what’s never saved the planet? Your sarcasm.” It also briefly gives audiences a look at Kro, the Deviant villain of the film. It’s not quite clear what he’s after — other than to generally cause chaos — but it has something to do with Sersi. Overall the final trailer properly shows off Chloe Zhao’s grand vision for “Eternals,” from towering Celestials to the demonic Deviants — this is not to be missed.
“Eternals” arrives in theaters on November 5, 2021.