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Marvel’s Eternals reveals cast and release date at SDCC 2019

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Director Chloe Zhao is at the helm of the cosmic MCU epic

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Apart from the fact that The Rider’s Chloe Zhao would be directing, details about Marvel’s Eternals have been scant. At San Diego Comic-Con, however, Marvel laid out some concrete details, confirming rumors as to who would be in the cast as well as when we can expect to see the film.

“This film is full of Jack Kirby,” Feige declared at the panel. (For more on Jack Kirby and how he brought the cosmic to comics, here’s a handy video explainer.)

The film follows a race of immortal aliens sent to earth by the Celestials to protect mankind from the Deviants — a twist on what comic fans may know.

Richard Madden is set to play Ikaris, an Eternal powered by cosmic energy, while Angelina Jolie will play Thena, a warrior who, in recent years, was recruited by Ikaris to help stop “The Dreaming Celestial” from awaking in his sleeping place beneath Los Angeles.

Co-starring is Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, the leader of the Eternals, Lia McHugh as Flanx Bright, and Don Lee as Gilgamesh. Feige noted at the panel that Ridloff will portray the MCU’s first deaf hero.

Eternals is set to hit theaters Nov. 6, 2020.