All the Reasons Twitter Is Exploding With Excitement About Marvel’s The Eternals
From Ajak to Phatos and Sersi.
The excitement for Marvel’s The Eternals, from Oscar-winning director Chloé Zhao, is real. From Ajak to Phastos and Sersi, there’s a little bit for everyone in this richly inclusive movie that is set to change the Marvel Cinematic Universe forever. And the excitement is almost palpable when you look through Twitter. There is love coming for this movie left and right, from its diversity to its representation and more, people are ready to dive back into Marvel Phase Four if The Eternals is to be part of it. And I’m with them.
Getting to see Salma Hayek join the ranks of badass MCU Latinas feels like a dream come true. Watching Gemma Chan’s Sersi being the lead, according to Marvel’s Kevin Feige, feels like a long time coming for this amazingly talented actress and for the Asian community as a whole, alongside Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which will also be released this year. And getting confirmation that Brian Tyree Henry’s Phastos will be Marvel’s first openly gay hero is the kind of progress that Marvel desperately needs when it comes to the LGBTQ community.
And that’s only but a fraction of what fans are excited for, from Lauren Ridloff playing Makkari, the first deaf superhero in the MCU, to Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo and Ma Dong-seok, who plays Gilgamesh, and who deserves all the accolades for the feelings he gave me in Train to Busan. The point being, there’s a little bit of everything for everyone that paints this movie as one of the best things to premiere at Marvel as a whole. And it’s the first time in ages that I’ve wanted to go back to the theaters and experience that Marvel magic.
And that inclusivity extends beyond the main cast to run through the entire project, which is just a fantastic thing to see and exactly what Marvel’s future needs to look like. Nanjiani previously told The Hollywood Reporter of a massive dance scene in the movie, “When I walked onto the set and saw a huge group of brown people who were going to be in a Marvel movie, I felt such gratitude towards Chloé for creating the situation. The scene was full of joy.”
Until November 5th, 2021, the release date for The Eternals, here are my favorite tweets from fans who are celebrating the changes this movie is going to bring to the MCU thanks to Chloé Zhao and the incredible team she has assembled for this once in a lifetime movie event. So, come for the Angelina Jolie love on Twitter and stay for a Stark reunion and more!
It’s not every day that a Latina woman in her 50s stars in a Marvel movie. It’s something that director Chloé Zhao was very aware of when she cast 54-year-old Salma Hayek to play Ajak in the upcoming “Eternals.”#Eternalshttps://t.co/SVivj6jkGr pic.twitter.com/sXQAsCLVJu
— ▪︎BEHIND THE WOMAN▪︎ (@behindthewoman1) May 24, 2021
“So now that Captain Rogers and Iron Man are both gone, who do you think is going to lead the avengers?”
Sam Wilson, the new captain america #Eternals pic.twitter.com/oHzKTfEzxn
— chiara ✪ (@WINTERJEDII) May 24, 2021
kingo is gonna EAT THIS UP I CANT WAIT #Eternals pic.twitter.com/p2qPS2XZfp
— Christina 🦋 (@christierouge) May 24, 2021
I know everyone’s freaking out because of the cast, but I’m just so happy there’s so much South-Asian representation on screen, finally #Eternals pic.twitter.com/LajgiHFzhH
— \(•◡•)/ ⁷ 🧈 (@breadgenie177) May 24, 2021
History! Lauren Ridloff is making history as Makkari in #Eternals pic.twitter.com/29IdT3iyhV
— ᱬSuper 🕸 Bishop🏹 (@SuperSpider2001) May 24, 2021
Don Lee looking like a whole snacc 😩👌 #Eternals pic.twitter.com/ZRuFY2R2b5
— ハユル (@xblackhole_) May 24, 2021
ASIAN FEMALE LEAD ASIAN FEMALE DIRECTOR IM SO 😭😭😭😭 #Eternals pic.twitter.com/CN6yDYxrJC
— sophia ☁ミ✲ is streaming sour (@sophdelrosario) May 24, 2021
I THINK WE CAN ALL AGREE THAT ANGELINA JOLIE AS THENA#Eternals pic.twitter.com/ALy8w706wR
— mårti ⎊ ceo of paul rudd | | LOKI ERA (@IR0NLANG) May 24, 2021
I am going to be thinking about Richard Madden and Gemma Chan as Immortal Soulmates Throughout the Ages ALL DAY LONG #Eternals pic.twitter.com/YVz62hxtpC
— Carly Lane-Perry (@carlylane) May 24, 2021
Richard Madden as Ikaris appreciation post #Eternals pic.twitter.com/HIDB4FXuqr
— alessia✪ misses ronan lynch (@sempreinansia) May 24, 2021
UGH SEXY PEOPLE pic.twitter.com/F7i5MMsjEh
— tee (@sersithena) May 24, 2021
the stark brothers are reunited jon snow and robb stark my beloved #Eternals pic.twitter.com/CbhtRqZag0
— rina. (@TSHDRAKE) May 24, 2021
#Eternals IS JUST VISUALLY STUNNING pic.twitter.com/ucISlTac7Z
— Ren ᗢ (@wandasolsen) May 24, 2021
The Avengers, the Guardians and now, let’s welcome our newest team in the MCU.. the #Eternals pic.twitter.com/HTLUwlLNSC
— Ren ᗢ (@wandasolsen) May 24, 2021
Marvel’s first gay superhero causing the logo to appear is just so special to me. Phastos is ushering in a new era. #Eternals pic.twitter.com/TxcnJRJ3vd
— aaron ◊ (@vandawision) May 24, 2021
(image: Marvel Entertainment)
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