Read the character descriptions for the Eternals!


Eternals is one of Marvel’s most exciting new movies, with a cast big enough to match its ambition. Check out the official character descriptions.

2020 was the first year in a long time where we didn’t get any new Marvel movies, but the studio is planning to make up for it in 2021, and how. On the big screen we’ve got Black WidowShang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and the next Spider-Man movie. The small screen is even busier, with WandaVisionThe Falcon and the Winter SoldierLokiHawkeyeMs. Marvel and What If…? all coming to Disney+.

But the most interesting new project may be Eternals, an epic sci-fi movie about a group of immortal beings who have long protected Earth from a malevolent collective called the Deviants. You can tell that Marvel is planning for this one to be a hit since the merch is already leaking. Twitter is abuzz with advance looks at Eternals LEGO sets, and Indian clothing label Redwolf has released descriptions of some of the characters. Let’s take a look, starting with the Eternal played by Game of Thrones veteran Richard Madden!

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Richard Madden as Ikaris

“Ikaris is the tactical leader and most powerful Eternal and takes pride in keeping the other Eternals safe. Moral, kind and charismatic, Ikaris boasts the power of incredible strength, flight and the ability to project beams of intense cosmic energy from his eyes. When the monstrous Deviants return after centuries, Ikaris leads the charge to unite the scattered Eternals to stop the new threat.”

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Gemma Chan as Sersi

“Sersi is the Eternal with an affinity for humanity. Sersi is as happy working as a museum curator as she is saving humans from the threat of the Deviants. Sersi has the ability to manipulate matter, changing the makeup of any non-sentient material she touches. She’s also been in love with Ikaris for centuries, and helps him to recruit the Eternals for one last mission.”

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Salma Hayek as Ajak

“Ajak is the spiritual leader of the Eternals. Her wisdom has helped guide the team since they arrived here from their home planet to help defend humanity from the Deviants and to help humans advance to the modern civilization that they live in today. Ajak can not only heal humans and Eternals alike, but she is able to communicate with the Celestials as well.”

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Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos

“Phastos is blessed with the power of invention. He is able to create whatever he can imagine provided that he has enough raw materials at his disposal. Over the centuries, Phastos has helped nudge humanity forward technologically while always keeping his brilliance hidden in the shadows.”

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Lauren Ridloff as Makkari

Makkari is the fastest woman in the universe. She uses her cosmically powered super-speed to scout planets for the Eternals, and as the only deaf Eternal, the sonic boom that accompanies her cosmic running does not affect her.

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Barry Keoghan as Druig

“Druig can use cosmic energy to control the minds of men. Druig has become withdrawn from the other Eternals because he disagrees with how they’ve interacted with mankind over the centuries. Aloof and powerful, at times it’s hard to determine whether he’s friend of foe.”

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Angelina Jolie as Thena

“Thena, a fierce warrior more comfortable in battle than any other place, she has the ability to use cosmic energy to form any handheld weapon she can think of. Often surly and aloof, she forges an unlikely friendship with Gilgamesh that spans centuries.”

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Ma Dong-seok as Gilgamesh

“Gilgamesh is the strongest and kindest member of the team. He becomes Thena’s de facto partner when the events of the past exile them from the rest of the team. Capable of projecting a powerful exoskeleton of cosmic energy, Gilgamesh is a fierce warrior who has become legendary for his fights with Deviants throughout history.”

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Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo

Kingo is the Eternal with the power to project cosmic energy projectiles with his hands. Over the centuries, he has become enamored with the idea of fame. In present day, he’s a famous Bollywood star who must leave his life of wealth and celebrity to help the team repel the new Deviant threat.

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Lia McHugh as Sprite

“Sprite has the ability to cast lifelike illusions. Her friendship with Sersi hides a world-weary sadness because she’s been treated like a child by humanity for centuries. But Sprite is much stronger and cleverer than she appears, which will come in handy as while they battle with the Deviants.”

Game of Thrones veteran Kit Harington is part of the cast too, as Black Knight. But these character descriptions are limited to the Eternals themselves, whereas Black Knight is a normal old mortal superhero.

As you can see, the cast is ginormous. If the movie is a hit, it could spawn a huge new franchise for Marvel, and they’re doing pretty well already.

Eternals is directed by Chloé Zhao and will land in theaters on November 5, 2021.

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