Official Synopsis for The Eternals Released

We’re now in 2020, and that means we’re going to start seeing Marvel kick off the promotion of The Eternals. Traditionally the November-released MCU movies would see a teaser trailer in early April, although it’s possible that Disney shareholders might get a peek of something at their annual meeting in March.

But today, an official synopsis for The Eternals was released:

“Marvel Studios’ The Eternals features an exciting new team of Super Heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years. 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 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 loner Druig, and Angelina Jolie as the fierce warrior Thena. Kit Harington was cast as Dane Whitman.

“Directed by Chloe Zhao, who helmed the critically acclaimed Sundance film The Rider, and produced by Kevin Feige, The Eternals opens in U.S. theaters on November 6, 2020.”

Although it says the movie set after the events of Avengers: Endgame, we know it will show the ancient history of the MCU, including such places as ancient Babylon. So while the modern parts of the film will be post-Endgame, we’ll see thousands of years of MCU history in the movie.