Marvel’s ETERNALS – final trailer!

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Wow, can’t believe it’s been three months since Marvel released the first ETERNALS trailer. Well, since Shang-Chi‘s first critical reactions have been mostly positive, I guess the studio did not want to lose momentum for Phase 4. So behold ETERNALS’ final trailer!

The Eternals, a race of immortal beings with superhuman powers who have secretly lived on Earth for thousands of years, reunite to battle the evil Deviants.

Well, in my last post about the first trailer, I pointed out how Disney did not mention the fact that Chloe Zhao is an Oscar-winner, well they finally highlighted that this time around, woot!! 

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She’s also credited as one of the screenwriters here, which shows just what a multi-faceted talent she truly is.

Now, before I get to the entire trailer, can I just say… Richard Madden!!! 😍 Has he ever looked more beautiful than in this trailer?! Even his name IKARIS is super cool! Woo wee… I’m glad I saw this trailer sitting down … [fan-self] 

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Sorry, now that I’ve gotten that out of my system, ehm … the visuals are simply astounding!! I love the grand, majestic, mystical, ethereal [insert your own adjective here] of this movie!! Shot by DP Ben Davis, I’m already waiting w/ bated breath about seeing this in as big a screen as possible! Wish we still have an IMAX theater here in the Twin Cities.

I also love the choice of um, ethereal music here as opposed to the ‘The End Of The World‘ they used in the first one. I don’t know if this is Ramin Djawadi‘s score or not, but in any case I’m excited he’s scoring this!

Story-wise, given these are largely battles involving Celestial beings, it’s good that the humans don’t get lost in the shuffle… Kit Harrington seems to be one of the faces of the human race here as Dane Whitman and he asked the questions on everyone’s mind to Gemma Chan‘s Sersi…

Dane: “Why didn’t you guys help fight Thanos?
Or any war and all the terrible things throughout history.”

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Sersi: “We’re told not to interfere with human conflicts unless the Deviants are involved.”

Dane: “By who?”

Then Sersi looked up with kind of a worried/horrified look on her face and we see THIS creature… I’m not sure what that thing is exactly (sorry I haven’t actually read ETERNALS comics), but I’m curious to find out!

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So who are the Deviants?

Well, thanks to Games Radar, here’s some info about the Eternals’ arch enemies:

The Deviants’ history dates back as far as the Eternals’ and, strangely, humanity itself. Their existence is down to the Celestials, a group of extremely powerful cosmic beings who possess the ability to create and destroy life. The Celestials visited Earth millions of years ago when humanity’s ancestors roamed the globe. Ziran the Tester, the Celestials’ geneticist, experimented on a group of primates and created the Deviant subspecies.

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Unlike the Eternals (who are attractive, immortal beings) or ordinary humans (who are genetically balanced), the Deviants are abnormal. They’re often referred to as “the changing people” due to mutations in their DNA – mutations them leave the Deviants with odd coloured skin and other deformations. No two Deviants are alike, and those considered too mutated, or not mutated enough, are exiled or killed. The Deviants’ jealousy over the Eternals’ physical beauty and defined superpowers has locked the two species in a never-ending war – a millennia-long battle that is certain to form the plot of the MCU movie.


In the first trailer, they also left the funny bit to the end and kept the most part serious, even solemn… we’re talking about an ominous apocalyptic threat after all. Despite the Eternals being Celestial beings, they seem to be living like regular humans… going to a laundromat, playing board games, etc. I LOVE seeing Brian Tyree Henry here, I’ve always been impressed with him no matter what movie (even Godzilla vs. Kong!) Poor IKEA won’t be happy with that final trailer scene, ahah… but really, even a relatively fit human can easily break an IKEA table like that 😀

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I think this trailer answers a bit more questions compared to this first trailer, but not bog us down with too much info. Surely it does a great job making me even more excited to see this come NOVEMBER 5!


So, what do you think of ETERNALS’ final trailer? 

7 thoughts on “Marvel’s ETERNALS – final trailer!

  1. I am going to see this. I want to watch Nomadland first as I hope it comes to HBO in the coming months. Then I will watch this as I just got my ticket for Shang-Chi already.

    1. Yes!! You should watch Nomadland soon. You have seen The Rider right? I can’t wait to see what Chloe Zhao brings with Eternals as so far it has me so pumped!!

      I’m cautiously optimistic about Shang-Chi but the positive reviews are very very promising!

      1. I have seen The Rider and hopefully Nomadland would appear on HBO later in the year. She could definitely be a future Auteurs profile as I really need to get back on track with Kelly Reichardt.

        1. I think Zhao will have a long career ahead of her regardless of this Marvel job. I don’t know what would it take to be considered an auteur, but she certainly has an incredible talent and unique style.

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  3. I think it looks like every other Marvel films, can’t say I’m that excited as you are. But I’ll check it out, maybe Zhao can give us something different than other Marvel films.

    “Wish we still have an IMAX theater here in the Twin Cities.” We still have the smaller IMAX theaters at AMC! Lol! But I do miss the real IMAX theater at the zoo, I hope someone with money will buy it from IMAX someday and reopen it. I knew that when Great Clips sold it to IMAX corporation, the place won’t last.

    1. I’m perhaps more optimistic than you (though still more cautious about Shang-Chi). I really hope Zhao delivers something unique w/ this one.

      Oh I meant an actual IMAX theater like the one at the zoo. Yes we still have a mini IMAX version but not as immersive as the wall-to-wall IMAX that pretty much enveloped you like in the real one.

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