Marvel just made an interesting change to the Eternals trailer and added several Avengers: Endgame scenes. Directed by Academy Award-winner Chloé Zhao, the upcoming film stars an ensemble cast of A-list actors including Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kit Harington, and more. Eternals is set to hit theaters on November 5 as part of MCU’s Phase 4 slate. It introduces a new set of superheroes in the post-Avengers era.
The Eternals are an immortal alien race secretly residing on Earth for 7,000 years after fighting off their evil counterpart called the Deviants. The movie’s official trailer suggests that they will come out from their centuries-long hiding because of what happened after the events in Endgame. After the Avengers led by Iron Man and Captain America reversed Thanos’ snap, a so-called “emergence” was formed and threatens to destroy the planet in cosmic proportions. While every MCU film that came after Endgame has mentioned the film in one way or another, it is clear that Eternals is tied to its story more strongly.
A new trailer for Eternals further drives this point by incorporating several scenes from Endgame into the promotional video. The 30-second clip, which is meant as a TV spot, shows old footage as Ajak (Hayek) narrates the upcoming film’s premise. The montage includes the Avengers going into their headquarters before their famous time-hopping mission and close-ups of Ant-Man and Iron Man. Interestingly, the Endgame flashbacks are edited with a cloud of strange black dust surrounding the superheroes. Watch the latest teaser below:
Aside from the Endgame scenes, most of the footage in this new teaser has already been seen in previous Eternals trailers. Other striking changes include Ikaris (Madden) uttering, “Eternals assemble” and the tagline that reads: “The end was just the beginning.” These are both obvious nods to the Marvel blockbuster that shaped the entire MCU franchise.
There must be a reason why Marvel decided to add flashbacks of Iron Man and Ant-Man among all the Avengers superheroes. It’s also curious why the edit included a smokey dust effect emanating from the characters. What’s certain is that Eternals will explore Endgame’s aftermath much deeper than any other film or series that came after it. So far, Loki introduced how the multiverse works while WandaVision gave a preview of how Scarlet Witch’s powers could come into play with this new concept. Surely, all these bits and pieces will tie up to a bigger picture and reveal MCU’s new direction. Fans will have more answers when Eternals premieres in less than a month.