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'The Eternals' Trailer Gives Glimpse of Marvel's First Gay Superhero

The Eternals trailer

We've been waiting for so long and now we are about to be fed.

The release date of Marvel's The Eternals has been pushed back endlessly. This is, of course, in part because of the ongoing pandemic. But now, the much-anticipated film has dropped a full trailer and we are salivating.

To be clear, the trailer doesn't actually reveal much plot. What we get instead are a ton of glimpses of the robust cast and montages of impending doom as well as Richard Madden making out with Gemma Chan.

"We have watched and guided," Salma Hayek says as Ajak in the trailer. "We have helped them progress and seen them accomplish wonders." It becomes clear that she is referring to humanity.

"Throughout the years, we have never interfered — until now.”

Now, seems to be around the departure of Captain Rogers and Iron Man. But whenever it is, there's a ton of Eternals there to put in the work. The Eternals are a group of immortal heroes who have existed for centuries and have often been thought to be gods.

Chan plays Sersi and Madden plays Ikaris. Kit Harrington portrays Black Knight, Angelina Jolie Thena, Ma Dong-seok is Gilgamesh, Lauren Ridloff is Makkari, Lia McHugh is Sprite, Barry Keoghan and Druig, and Kumail Nanjiani is Kingo. Brian Tyree Henry, who plays Phastos, will make history as the first out gay superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

In the film, he will be married to a character played by Haaz Sleiman, and the pair will have children. 

Phastos' powers involve creating new technology and weapons. 

"Wait 'til you see my powers," recently said on The Kelly Clarkson Show. "They're... I don't want to give nothing away because, like I said, Marvel's standing right here, but..."

The Eternals will hit theaters in November. 

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