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All the Reasons Twitter Is Exploding With Excitement About Marvel’s The Eternals

From Ajak to Phatos and Sersi.

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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!

(image: Marvel Entertainment)

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Lyra (She/Her) is a queer Latinx writer who stans badass women in movies, TV shows, and books. She loves crafting, tostones, and speculating all over queer media. And when not writing she's scrolling through TikTok or rebuilding her book collection.