The story follows a group of genetic experiments on humans from millions of years ago who were intended to be the defenders of Earth. They were created by the celestials (who got a shout out in Guardians of the Galaxy) but conversely, the Deviants were also created.
Subsequently, the Eternals and the Deviants have essentially battled it out ever since creation. What an existence, eh?
No-one really knows what to expect from the film, except from the news that Disney are looking to cast their first openly gay lead in it. Basically, one of these Eternals is gay, and Marvel are looking for someone to play him.
The studio is said to be searching for an actor who “physically looks like a superhero” between the ages of 30 and 49. And while no preference over ethnicity has been stated, apparently Marvel would rather hire a gay actor for the role.
As for other people in the film though, Oscar-winning actor Angelina Jolie is reportedly in, along with Kumail Nanjiani and Richard Madden.
But that’s not what we’re here for. We’re here to talk about 15-year-old Stranger Things actor Millie Bobby Brown, and how most signs are pointing to her being part of the upcoming cast.
Now, nothing’s set in stone as Marvel are famously tight-lipped (so long as Mark Ruffalo or Tom Holland aren’t involved), but Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is expected to announce the Eternals film officially at next weekend’s San Diego Comic Con.
With all of that said, at a premier for Godzilla: King of Monsters, Brown was asked whether or not she was going to join the MCU by a reporter who clearly had no idea what they were talking about (“are you going to be in The Eternal..? It’s a new show coming out?”), and she replied saying she didn’t know what that was…
To be fair, I don’t blame her for not getting that.
We’ll just have to wait and see, I guess.
I’ll keep you updated…
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