Captain America’s iconic shield appears to be referenced in the first trailer for Chloe Zhao’s Eternals released on Monday by Marvel.
Marvel Studios finally unleashed the first trailer for Eternals after a brief glimpse in the sizzle reel for their upcoming films. The Eternals footage shown in the trailer revealed another new corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that will be explored and brought things back home with a reference to Iron Man, Captain America, and the Avengers in the stinger.
However, that wasn’t the only reference to Captain America in the Eternals trailer. On Twitter, a shield that looks a lot like Captain America’s also appeared in one shot of the trailer. You can check out the Captain America Easter egg that you might’ve missed below.
— Warren Thompson “Cosmic Wonder” (@CosmicWonderYT) May 24, 2021
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Jack Kirby created the title in 1976. In the comics, the Eternals are a fictional evolutionary offshoot of humanity who possess superpowers and longer lifespans than normal humans. Created by the Celestials over a million years ago, the superpowered beings were the result of genetic experiments that led to the creation of two divergent races: The Eternals and The Deviants.
Often defending Earth from their monstrous counterparts, the Eternals became embroiled in a civil war amongst themselves over whether or not they should conquer the other races. One faction was led by Kronos and the other by his warlike brother named Uranos, with Kronos’ side ultimately winning the conflict while Uranos and his followers were exiled.
Chloé Zhao is directing Eternals from a script written by Matthew and Ryan Firpo. The cast of the Marvel Studios project includes Gemma Chan as Sersi, Kit Harington as Dane Whitman, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Angelina Jolie as Thena, and Barry Keoghan as Druig.
Eternals is set to hit theaters on November 5, 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!