The arrival of Eternal could do the Avengers unnecessary in the MCU. In less than a month, Marvel Studios will debut a new team of superheroes through the highly anticipated box office success of Oscar winner Chloé Zhao. Eternal. Created by the Celestials, they were sent to Earth to protect humans from the Deviants. The Eternals, some of Marvel’s most powerful characters, have been around for thousands of years, but this is the first time they will make their presence known.
The MCU Eternals core team is comprised of 10 heroes, and Marvel Studios assembled a star-studded cast to play them. Thena (Angelina Jolie), Ikaris (Richard Madden), Makkari (Lauren Ridloff), Phastos (Brian Tyree Henry), Ajak (Salma Hayek), Sprite (Lia McHugh), Gilgamesh (Don Lee), Kingo (Kumail Nanjiani), Sersi (Gemma Chan), and Druig (Barry Keoghan) initially operated as one unit. But after a couple of centuries, they decided to part ways and haven’t been reunited since. Reverse setting from Smart Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) Avengers Endgame He inadvertently initiated the mysterious Emergence, forcing the team to rejoin. It’s currently unclear what this new MCU tragedy entails, but it sounds pretty serious, to the point that the Eternals are called back to duty.
Eternal has a lot to present, with a execution time that is longer than Infinity war And given the imminent introduction, once the titular heroes are revealed after a long time in the shadows, there will be no going back; they will become public figures. This is good news for the MCU, as it means that they can fully explore the characters in the future, but not so much for the Avengers. The franchise’s first superhero team is called Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, although it is true that the events of Avengers: infinity war and Endgame effectively turned them into galactic heroes. In any case, the main task of the Avengers is to keep Earth safe from threats. When the Eternals finally emerge from hiding, they can openly operate as protectors of humans, essentially taking over as Earth’s superhero team. This makes the Avengers unnecessary as the Eternals, with their various powers, could be more effective in the same job mainly because the cosmic beings are more powerful.
There is the argument that if the Eternals had been revealed from the start, the Avengers may not have even reunited. Rather than Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) pinning all his hopes on the possibility of his individual recruits working well together, he could have gotten closer to the Eternals when Loki’s (Tom Hiddleston) invasion became apparent. Trusting them is arguably a much less risky move because keeping humanity safe has been their mandate ever since. They are aware of their mission and are committed to fulfilling it regardless of the circumstances. On top of that, the Eternals have also been a team for thousands of years, so their camaraderie has been tried and tested, increasing the chances of them defeating Loki, who is arguably the MCU’s most important hero in the world. phase 4, or any other opponent. . From there, Fury could have just sat back and let the Eternals function as defenders of Earth.
Inevitably, the Avengers and the Eternals will intersect in the MCU. When that happens, it’s funny what kind of dynamic teams would have with each other. While cosmic beings know the mightiest heroes on Earth, as revealed in Zhao’s movie trailers, the Avengers have no idea of each other’s existence. For what it’s worth, it is currently unknown who the asset is Avengers immediately after Infinity Saga, as each potential member is currently busy with their own adventures. So in the meantime it wouldn’t help Eternal to take over the tasks of defending the Earth while they tidy up their list.