A few new merchandise from Marvel’s upcoming cosmic outing, Eternals, has unveiled a new take on one of the legendary Celestials and the Deviant, known as Kro, a character who becomes the film’s main adversary. In a more perfect world, Eternals would have popped up on screens by now, but since this is the world we live in, we’ll just have to indulge in such leaks for now.
The image of Kro shows that director Chloé Zhao and her team will be making some big changes to the look of the characters compared to his comic book counterpart. A ruthless warlord, dictator and general of the Deviants, Kro is an immortal shape-shifter who appears closer to the Eternals than his own kind, requiring him to hide his powers from his own people. The character has a complex relationship with the Eternals, eventually becoming a secret lover of Thena and an occasional ally, although the film seems to lean more on his villainous traits for now.
As for the Celestial, the new image on display is very similar to that of Eson the Searcher, the Celestial first introduced in Guardians of the Universe back in 2014. However, the character shown in the design is believed to be actually Arishem the Judge, one of two Celestial Beings who had the right and ability to judge which civilization would live on Earth and which would die.
Will be released later this year, Eternals will introduce the audience to the titular superhero team, a kind of immortal aliens from a mysterious, distant planet that first arrived on Earth thousands of years ago and protected humans since the dawn of time. Created by the even more mysterious Celestials, a race of powerful alien cosmic beings who have secretly lived on Earth for over 7,000 years, The Eternals must reunite to protect humanity from their evil counterparts.
The plan for the film is to introduce something completely new to the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealing that Eternals is a bit of a gamble for the franchise, something they’ve gotten used to. “I think we always question things, but we also don’t let fear guide our choices. So I believe there is a healthy balance somewhere. Feige said of the project earlier. “When Iron Man was working, the first thing we announced was a WWII movie (Captain America) and a Norse God alien movie (Thor), and then a team movie (Avengers). So we always look at the success or goodwill that comes to us and use that to grow into Guardians of the Galaxy and Black Panther and Captain Marvel. “
After several delays Eternals is now scheduled to hit theaters on November 5, 2021. The movie is just one of many intriguing projects on the Marvel horizon, each of which will bring major changes to the MCU, including the prequel Black Widow, and the sequels Thor: Love and Thunder Spider-Man: No Way Home, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of MadnessThis comes to us thanks to Twitter user ETERNALS UPDATES.
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