A new Eternals poster celebrating Lunar New Year offers a closer look at some of the characters’ costumes. Eternals was officially announced last year as the second film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe‘s Phase Four, and production has been underway since last September. While plot details were initially kept closely under wraps, a recent synopsis for the film confirmed it is set after Avengers: Endgame, and that an “unexpected tragedy” will bring the titular group of powerful near-immortal beings out of the shadows.
Fans have been desperate for more details about Eternals, but aside from a few things from Marvel, they’ve had to rely on numerous set photos that have emerged as production continues. The most recent batch of photos include Richard Madden as Ikaris exhibiting some of his powers. Several other members of Eternals’ massive cast have been seen in action, including Gemma Chan, Kit Harington, and Angelina Jolie. Recent photos have seen the actors in modern-day clothing, but earlier glimpses of the film’s set showed them in their superhero costumes, which was previously only hinted at through concept art shown at D23.
Now Marvel has released a poster for Eternals in honor of Lunar New Year, which falls on January 25. While the artwork does not show the entire team, it does offer a glimpse at four characters’ costumes as they fly into the sky. Based on the previously shown concept art, it looks like the four characters shown are Thena (Jolie), Ikaris, Ajak (Salma Hayek), and Phastos (Brian Tyree Henry). Check it out below:
Despite not hitting theaters for several more months, there has been a surge of Eternals news over the past few weeks. Most recently, Kumail Nanjiani, who plays Kingo in the film, offered fresh teases of the film, describing it as “the most sci-fi of all the Marvel movies.” Based on the nature of the characters and the fact that the film will take place over thousands of years, it’s clear Eternals will definitely be taking the MCU to new places.
The release of the Lunar New Year poster could suggest Marvel is ready to begin increasing awareness of the film. While Black Widow will arrive first, chances are Marvel wants a bit more time to promote Eternals because the characters are brand new to most audiences. Marvel has found success in bringing lesser-known comic book characters to the big screen, but Eternals could pose a special challenge for the mega-franchise if audiences think the concept is too strange. It might be easier to see how people will respond to the MCU’s latest super team once the trailer arrives, which could be as soon as April. Until then, fans will just have to wait and see.