Eternals - Everything You Need to Know About the Latest Marvel Movie

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The latest instalment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is finally here, and the Eternals Marvel movie looks like it is going to be one of the biggest and best movies in the series so far. Before we buy our tickets, pick up a big box of popcorn and pop our Marvel socks on, it is worth taking a closer look at the film, and getting to know more about some of Marvel’s newest super team; the Eternals! Don’t worry, you won’t find any spoilers here.

Who are the Eternals?

The Eternals are a new team of superheroes that form after the events of Avengers: Endgame forces them from the shadows. They are all ancient aliens that have been living in secret on Earth for thousands of years, protecting humanity from its oldest, deadliest, and little known foe; the Deviants.

The first phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe took its time to introduce each character one by one, with each superhero getting their own movie to help establish their character and their place in the Infinity Saga storyline. This movie wastes no time and introduces the whole team of Eternals in one film, and lets them get straight into the action in this first Eternals Marvel movie. Let’s get to know some of the main members of the Eternals team.

Thena: The Fierce Warrior (Angelina Jolie)

One of the biggest names in the Eternals is played by one of the biggest names in Hollywood, Angelina Jolie. Thena is an all-powerful, god-like warrior who can fly, has superhuman strength, speed, and reflexes, and can even teleport. Like many of the Eternals, over the centuries and millenia Thena has influenced humanity with her heroic feats and has found her way into ancient mythology and history. 

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Ikaris: The All-Powerful (Richard Madden)

This Eternal is in many ways the male equivalent of Thena but played by an actor that is a little less recognisable than Angelina Jolie. Richard Madden is best known as Robb Stark in the smash-hit HBO show Game of Thrones. Here he makes his Marvel debut as Ikaris, one of the most ancient and powerful Eternals.

He is more than 20,000 years old when we meet him in the movie, and is best known in ancient history for guiding Noah’s ark through the ancient flood that was actually the work of The Deviants when they sank the ancient island nation of Atlantis. Ikaris is also the father of the ancient Greek character Icarus, who flew too close to the sun. Ikaris took his name to honour his fallen child and has continued to influence and protect humanity ever since. In the new Eternals Marvel movie he will face some of his greatest challenges yet.

Ajak: The Wise, Spiritual Leader (Salma Hayek)

The Eternals do not have a strict hierarchy, but if they did then Ajak would probably be the leader. She has similar god-like powers to both Thena and Ikaris but also has the ability to communicate with the distant and mysterious Celestials. The Celestials are a powerful and ancient race, present in the universe long before the Asgardians and other Intergalactic races of the Marvel movies. We have seen one of them before in Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2 (don’t worry, we have socks for that too!), as Ego (Star-Lord’s father, played by Kurt Russell) is one of the Celestials.

Do the Eternals Replace The Avengers?

The short and simple answer is no. The events of Avengers: Endgame left the Avengers fractured and exhausted, but not defeated. The Avengers team will return, in one form or another, in future movies in the Marvel series. For now, however, we have the Eternals to help protect the Earth from ancient threats and even humanity itself. 

The Eternals Marvel movie introduces us to a whole new layer of superheroes, ancient aliens that have protected humans and the planet for millennia and now have to rise again to prevent the Deviants from taking advantage of the Earth in the wake of Avengers:Endgame.

Get ready for the latest instalment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with some fantastic socks from our cartoon superhero range, and strut your way into the cinema in style. We at SOCKSHOP simply cannot wait to see this latest Marvel movie!


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