The Celestial Arishem gets the spotlight in a brand new Eternals poster.
After a rocky road, the Eternals premiered last week in Hollywood, with the first batch of early reactions praising the film for its action sequences, character dynamics, and visuals. The film focuses on the group of immortal, cosmic beings who came to Earth over 7,000 years ago at the request of the Celestial Arishem. Why? So they could protect the planets from the Deviants, their sinister counterparts.
Not much is known about the god-like Celestial Arishem in the film, though a brand new poster does put the focus on him watching over the Eternals.
It’s unclear how big of a role the Celestial Arishem will play in the film, as the deity-like figure only briefly appeared in the film’s second teaser. In the comics, Arishem is the leader of the Celestials and is often called The Judge for being the most powerful and punishing. Hopefully, Arishem and the other Celestials play a pivotal role in the film, as they’re characters that haven’t been fully explored in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Here is the synopsis for Chloe Zhao’s Eternals:
“The story takes place across two time periods. One storyline is set in the past when they operated as a formidable team and a close family unit. The second storyline is in the present, when the group has fractured and split apart, content to live among humans, hiding in plain sight. The prevailing threat of the Deviants, which once again threatens the existence of mankind, means the Eternals need to put their differences aside and regroup.”
Chloe Zhao directed Eternals from a script she co-wrote with Patrick Burleigh, Kaz Firpo, and Ryan Firpo. The cast of the Marvel Studios project includes Gemma Chan as Sersi, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Barry Keoghan as Druig, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Kit Harington as Dane Whitman, Salma Hayek as Ajak, and Angelina Jolie as Thena.
Eternals will hit theaters on November 5, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming MCU film and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.