First footage from Eternals, starring Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie and more

Marvel has dropped a new sizzle reel showing off all the new movies it has on the way in 2021, including Black WidowShang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and perhaps most intriguingly, Eternals. This big-budget tentpole spectacular has a far-out sci-fi concept, an impressive cast, and is directed by Chloé Zhao, who just became the first non-white woman to win an Oscar for Best Director for her work on Nomadland.

Watch the full video below; the new Eternals footage starts at 2:20:

Eternals is about a race of alien beings — the Eternals, naturally — who have watched over the planet Earth for millennia, protecting it from their sinister counterparts the Deviants. Already in those brief shots I get the feeling the movie will be a bit more melancholy than the usual Marvel fare, and I like muted, dreamy cinematography.

Game of Thrones stars Richard Madden and Kit Harington reunite on Eternals

One of the big selling points of Eternals is the cast. It stars Angelina Jolie (Thena), Richard Madden (Ikaris), Kumail Nanjiani (Kingo), Salma Hayek (Ajak), Kit Harington (Dane Whitman, aka the Black Knight) and more. Who would have thought Game of Thrones fans would get a Robb Stark-Jon Snow reunion in a Marvel movie?

Eternals was originally going to come out in 2020, but was pushed back after theaters closed. The new release date is November 5, 2021. Hopefully this teaser means that Marvel will be kicking up the marketing on the movie.

Release dates for Black Panther 2Captain Marvel 2 and more

We also got firm release dates on several Marvel movies beyond this. Behold:

  • Spider-Man: Far From Home: December 17, 2021
  • Doctor Stranger in the Multiverse of Madness: March 22, 2022
  • Thor: Love and Thunder: May 6, 2022
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: July 8, 2022
  • The Marvels: November 11, 2022
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania: February 17, 2023
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3: May 5, 2023

Marvel may have taken 2020 off, but they are back with a vengeance.

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