Early reactions have been somewhat mixed, praising some aspects of the film but also labeling it "dense" and "over-ambitious" (read our spoiler-free review of the film here). Nonetheless, time will tell if the movie ends up being another of Marvel's signature massive hits or one of its more middling outings.
Eternals is poised to bring new context and detail to the nature of the cosmos in the MCU. In fact, director Chloe Zhao described the film as "the origin of the Marvel Cinematic Universe." Its ten principal characters are not Earthly beings, and this movie will surely unveil their true nature as well as the true nature of the mysterious, intergalactic beings known as the Celestials.
A Trip Through the Cosmos of the MCU
In a new promo, Eternals star Kumail Nanjiani gives a brief, humorous rundown of the birth of the universe.
Nanjiani narrates that, "In the beginning, there was nothing. Even the Infinity Stones were but the shadow of a dream. Then, there was the first sun, galaxies and then a bunch of other boring stuff..."
Check out some screenshots from the promo below:
The first image shows what looks like a crimson nebula alongside a star with tendrils emanating from it.
Distant galaxies are then shown as the cosmos expand.
A wider universe is unveiled as the promo gives as wide of a view as possible of what fans know as the MCU.
This especially striking image shows a bright starburst in a multicolored, swirling nebula of some kind.
The full promo can be seen below:
The MCU's Outer Space is a Sight to Behold
Even after thirteen years, there's still a lot that fans don't know about the outer reaches of the MCU. Of course, the Guardians of the Galaxy films have filled in quite a few knowledge gaps, and installments like Captain Marvel and Avengers: Infinity War have also done their part to help in that regard. There's still a great deal, however, that remains a mystery.
It's expected that Eternals will contain a wealth of information on this subject, but for now, the colorful images above, which seem to be taken from the film itself, are quite nice to look at, even if they don't give much context.
Marvel Studios' Eternals hits theaters on November 5, 2021.