Marvel’s Upcoming Film ‘Eternals’ Origins & Every Characters Explained!

Recently, Marvel Studio has drops the first official teaser trailer for Eternals film. The trailer was bang with big star cast. Before the arrival of the Eternals film, let’s find out about their origins. Where did they come from? Are they defenders of humanity or enemies?

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Eternals Origins

Eternals was first revealed by Jack Kirby at Marvel Comics in The Eternals # 1 Comics in July 1976. Marvel’s Fantastic Four, Thor and Captain America much-discussed characters are due to him. Although Jack Kirby has also worked for DC Comics. He produced comics such as The New Gods and The Forth World for DC. The character of Zack Snyder’s Justice League villain Darkseid is his brainchild.

According to comics books, when the Celestials came to Earth millions of years ago, they experimented DNA of apes with their cosmic chemistry. But due to disturbances in the experiment,three new species were born. These species were, ‘Humans’ ‘Deviants’ and ‘Eternals’. Humans i.e. we who had no power. Deviants were the ones who became monsters after experiments, such as Thanos. As for the Eternals, they looked like Humans, but they were immortals. The Eternals had divine powers, who were given the responsibility of protecting the Humans by the Celestials. In a way, the people of the earth started worshiping him as God. Ego has been considered one of the most powerful celestials, which has brought us into James Gunn’s Guardian of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

As time passed, there was a rift between the Eternals. Here two factions of Eternals are formed, one faction headed by Uranos. He thinks that he should rule humanity, whose responsibility was given to him by the Celestials. Kronos, who leads the other faction on the other hand, thinks the opposite. He is in favor of protecting and well being of humanity. In such a situation it is natural to have a confrontation. Meanwhile, the civil war breaks out, and Kronos wins. The defeated Uranos have to leave the Earth and settle their civilization on the planet Titan.

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Zuras and A’lars

However, Kronos was the First Eternal and he has two sons Zuras and A’Lars from his wife Diana.

Time passed, meanwhile Kronos perished in an unfortunate cosmic energy accident. Meanwhile, Kronos’s sons Zuras and A’Lars formed Uni-Mind to choosing the new leader of the Eternals. Zuras is elected the new representative of the Eternals and A’Lars leaves Earth to avoid another civil war and he went to Titan. Where A’Lars knows that Titan has been completely wiped out, except for one female Sui-San. A’Lars falls in love with Sui-San and over time they reside on the planet Titan.

On the other hand, Zuras built three new Eternal cities, Olympia ( located in the mountains of Greece), Polaria ( Siberia) and Oceana ( Pacific Ocean ) during his reign. About 18000 years ago the Celestials returned to the earth once more, here the Deviants attacked them and the Celestials retaliated. As a result Mu and Atlantis were drowned and wreaked havoc around the world. Once again the Eternals protected humans and saved many men.

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Then a few centuries later, the team of Ikaris and The Eternals clash with the Immortal mutant Apocalypse. Eternals won in this conflict.

According to Comics Books, some Eternals also clashed with Norse Mythology’s God Thor about a thousand years ago. Due to which Eternals erased Thor’s memory. Because they did not want anyone to know more about the Celestials. This incident happened during the return of the Eternals to Earth.

Let’s talk about the characters in Marvel’s upcoming film Eternals.


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Salma Hayek is playing the role of Ajak in Marvel’s upcoming film Eternals. But Ajak is a male character in the Marvel Comics Book. The intent of Marvel Studios is not yet clear behind this. But Marvel Studios does not take any such step without thinking. Ajak is a member of the Polar Eternals, a band of near-immortal infinity whose outposts lie within the Ural Mountains of Russia. The earliest known interaction of Ajak with humanity was in Babylon around 2500 BC, when he was among the Eternals who conflict with the goddesses and their leader, Warlord Crow. Because the Mesopotamian of Babylon was a very developed civilization of the time, the glimpse of which we can see clearly in the film trailer. Ajak has immense power, she is the only Eternal who can contact Celestials through her mind.

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According to Comics Books, Ikaris was born over twenty thousands years ago in Polaria city that was built by Zuras. Ikaris is the son of Virako and Tulayn Eternal couple. His powers are similar to the Superman of the DC Universe. He has mastered his cosmic power and increased strength and speed. Richard Madden is playing the role of Ikaris from ‘Game Of Thrones’ in Marvel’s upcoming film Eternals.


Thena in Marvel comics. Pic courtesy: Twitter

Thena was born in city of Olympia in Greece that also was built by Zuras. Zuras was the father of Thena. Although Thena was originally given Azura after birth, her father Zuras gave Thena a similar name to Athena, the daughter of Zeus by royal decree. As Thana grew up, she went on to become a scholar and a warrior. 2,500 years ago in Mesopotamia, Babylon, he encountered a crow. He had a chance to kill Thena, but he did not do so; As time passed, the two came closer and fell in love. Because of this, Thena later gave birth to twins. They were named Donald and Deborah. Angelina Jolie is playing Thena in the Marvel’s upcoming film. She has Superhuman speed, strength, durability, and regeneration Energy blasts, Flight Illusion generation, Matter transmutation, Mind control. Telekinesis and Telepathy Teleportation.


Sersi is a member of the Eternals, removed from humanity by experiments conducted by the Celestials a million years ago. According to comics books, Sersi is at least 5,000 years old. She became famous around 1,300 BC, when the Greek god Odysseus and his entourage, fresh from the Trojan War, came to his island Aeaea. While all Eternals like to hide their identity from the world, Sersi often loves to live among them because of her attachment to the Earth’s people.

In Marvel’s upcoming film Eternals, Sersi is one of the most powerful members of Eternals, she has ability to transmit matter. Her powers are similar like the Scarlet Witch. She is also capable of reorganizing matter at the atomic level. Gemma Chan is playing Sersi in Eternals film.

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Kingo’s full name is Kingo Sunen, he came from a Japanese settlement of Eternals in the mountains overlooking the Japanese province of Hokkaido. He has an exceptionally long life span and supernatural powers. Over the centuries, Kingo has been enamored with the idea of fame. He is a well-known Bollywood star who should give up his wealth and celebrity life to help the team overcome the threat of new diversions at present time. Kumail Nanjiani is playing Kingo in Eternals film.


Gilgamesh is often referred to as “The Forgotten One”, a name he has held over the centuries. Therefore his real name remains a mystery. Around 3,000 BC, he became King Gilgamesh of Uruk in the Middle East. He discovered eternal life, but was unaware that he was in fact a member of the eternal race, capable of living forever. Gilgamesh has specific eternal powers such as leverage / flight extreme longevity, virtual indestructibility, heat / light / force explosions from his eyes and hands, substance conversion, illusion casting, almost unlimited stamina, and superhuman strength. Korean Actor Don Lee is playing Gilgamesh in upcoming Marvel’s film.

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Phastos was more reticent than the others, with a sense of sadness and an ambivalence towards the fight. He has superhuman strength, teleportation, immortality and cosmic energy manipulation. At the same time, he has mastered making weapons. It wouldn’t be wrong if Phastos was called the second Tony Stark of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Brian Tyree Henry is playing Phastos in Marvel’s upcoming film Eternals.


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Makkari is another character who is a male in the comics book and a woman in the upcoming film. She is a member of the race of supernatural people known as the Eternals. She has supernatural power, speed and reflexes. Makkari can run into circles and make cyclones, and as well as move across walls and water. Lauren Ridloff is playing Makkari in Eternals film.


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Sprite is members of Eternals and a character who is physically a child and has been stuck looking like a child for centuries. She has powers of control over cosmic energy allowing energy blasts and invulnerability, Immortality, Vast psionic powers including telepathy, telekinesis, matter transmutation and illusion casting. When all the Eternals love humanity, but Sprite hates humanity but she does not show it all. Lia McHugh is playing Sprite in Marvel’s upcoming film.

Dane Whitman ( Black Knight )

Dane Whitman is not a member of the team of Eternals. He belongs to a Wealthy family. He was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Dane inherited the Black Knight from his uncle Nathan Garrett, who had become a supervillain. During this time, he was confronted by Iron Man and in a wounded condition, he managed to escape and escaped. Nathen took a vow to Dane in his last time that he would have to bring back the lost honor of his family. Dane has since become Black Knight. Kit Harington from Game of Thrones is playing Black Knight in Eternals film.


Druig is an Eternal that is like ‘Loki’. He is sometimes with Eternals and sometimes with Deviants. He has abilities to manipulate all forms of matter and energy and he can project the the energy by using his hands or eyes. Druig can teleport and he has abilities to control the minds of others. Druig may be the main villain in the upcoming film Eternals. Barry Keoghan is playing Druig in Marvel’s upcoming film Eternals.

Chloé Zhao is the director of Marvel’s upcoming film Eternals. Recently, she has won Academy Awards for Nomadland. Eternals is set to release on November 5, 2021.

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