Marvel Studios seems prepped and ready for their next big box office blitz. “Black Widow” finally hits theaters in July. “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” arrives in September. And then you have November’s “Eternals”, the star-studded superhero ensemble film co-written and directed by recent Oscar winner Chloé Zhao. That peculiar mix of filmmaker and material is enough to make me want to see the film. But outside of that I’m having a hard time getting excited for this particular MCU installment.
The new teaser trailer gives us just a glimpse of what this $200 million blockbuster has in store for loyal MCU followers. It’s great seeing Gemma Chan have such a prominent spot in the clips we get. We also see Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayak, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Barry Keoghan, and others. We learn practically nothing about this secret team of immortal protectors, but we do get to see them all costumed up. I figure that will be enough for the multitude of Marvel die-hards, but I found it to be surprisingly generic. In fairness it is just a teaser. But I need more than famous faces in spandex.
“Eternals” hits theaters November 5th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.