(L-R): Karun (Harish Patel), Kingo (Kumail Nanjiani), Sprite (Lia McHugh), Sersi (Gemma Chan), Ikaris (Richard Madden), Thena (Angelina Jolie), Gilgamesh (Don Lee) in Marvel Studios' ETERNALS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.


THE LATEST offering from Marvel tells an epic story about a team of immortal heroes which is forced to act when The Deviants — mankind’s oldest enemy — resurface. The team includes the all-powerful Ikaris, humankind-loving Sersi, cosmic-powered Kingo, the super-fast Makkari, the inventor Phastos, the spiritual leader Ajak, the old-soul Sprite, the powerful Gilgamesh, the loner Druig, and the fierce warrior Thena. Directed by Chloé Zhao, the film stars Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek, Kumail Naniani, Gemma Chan, and Kit Harington. The Verge’s Chaim Gartenberg writes in his review, “It’s not that Marvel movies can’t handle this many characters. The jam-packed Avengers films, or even the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, are testaments to the studio’s talent at coherently cramming dozens of heroes into a single film. But Eternals has an uphill battle that starts with the fact that we’re meeting all these characters for the first time despite Marvel’s 20-plus films and shows.” Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer gives the film a score of 48%; while its audience score is 78%.