The Eternals is hitting theaters on November 6, 2020. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige broke the news at this year’s Marvel Studios Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con.
During the presentation, Kevin Feige revealed that the cast of The Eternals includes Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Macary, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajax, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh and Angelina Jolie as Thena.
Marvel Studios also revealed the official logo for The Eternals. You can check it out below.
Just announced in Hall H at #SDCC, Marvel Studios’ THE ETERNALS with Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh and Don Lee. Directed by Chloé Zhao. In theaters November 6, 2020. pic.twitter.com/k6ZgfX38VW
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) July 21, 2019
The Rider helmer Chloe Zhao is directing The Eternals from a script by Matthew and Ryan Firpo, the writers behind Ruin, which topped the 2017 Black List. Production is expected to begin later this year.
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.
Keep an eye on Heroic Hollywood as more details on this project come out.