ETERNALS Set Photos Reveal A First Look At Gemma Chan's Sersi And Some Unexpected SPOILERS

ETERNALS Set Photos Reveal A First Look At Gemma Chan's Sersi And Some Unexpected SPOILERS ETERNALS Set Photos Reveal A First Look At Gemma Chan's Sersi And Some Unexpected SPOILERS

More photos from the set of Eternals have found their way online and these definitely point to the movie taking us in some unexpected directions. Get a first look at Gemma Chan's Sersi after the jump...

By JoshWilding - Sep 30, 2019 11:09 AM EST
Filed Under: Eternals
Gemma Chan played Minn-Erva in Captain Marvel but she will still return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a totally different character in Eternals. In that movie, she'll take on the role of Sersi, a character who has served as an Avenger and who once had a romantic relationship with Black Knight (a character Kit Harington will star as here). 

Now, some photos from the London set of Eternals have been revealed and they offer a first look at Chan as Sersi. What's interesting about these, however, is that she's in the present day! 

Photos of Angelina Jolie as Thena pointed to an ancient setting as did some images which started doing the rounds earlier today. It's been confirmed that the movie will revisit the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe - heading thousands of years into the past in the process - but we're clearly going to follow these immortal beings into the present day as well.

It's fair to say that the first trailer for Eternals can't get here soon enough but given that November 2020 release date, chances are the teaser won't arrive until shortly before Black Widow is released.

Hit the "View List" button to check out some details about
Eternals along with some awesome cast portraits!


Eternals Is "Full Jack Kirby"


Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige described Eternals as "something entirely new, something entirely different for the MCU" and immediately got comic book fans excited when he vowed that the movie is "full Jack Kirby."

He went on to call the heroes "a group of immortals who have been on Earth for 35,000 years" and pointed to them having been present in this shared world for a number of key moments in its history. "They've been there amongst the MCU...we haven't met them before." 

Something tells us we could see this tale tie into some previous MCU releases...

Why Chloe Zhao Signed Up To Direct


"I just really, really wanted to make a Marvel movie," the filmmaker admitted. "When I watch their movies, I see how much this team loves their fans and loves their characters."

Asked to shed some light on what we can expect from Eternals, Zhao added: "It's about this group of incredible immortals. Through their journey, we really get to explore what it means to be human and humanity in our time on our planet." So, yeah, it sounds like we'll be exploring more than just their origin story as we follow these characters across thousands of years. 

Are The MCU's Eternals Aliens?


Well, if Richard Madden is to be believed, that's definitely going to be the case. In the comics, the Celestials visited Earth and experimented on early man to create what would become known as the Eternals and Deviants.

While it certainly sounds as if this movie will follow that path to some extent, Madden's comments have led us to believe that these Eternals are actually aliens who were sent to Earth by the Celestials...and presumably left behind! "The Eternals are a race of immortal aliens sent to Earth by the Celestials to protect humankind from the Deviants," the actor revealed.

He also added that his character, Ikaris, is the "most powerful" of the Eternals. 

Who Is The Team's Leader?


Salma Hayek plays Ajak in Eternals and will serve as the team's leader. "The way she approaches leadership as a strong woman...she sees them as family," the actress says in regards to her role.

"There's a lot of mother instincts in this Eternal who is not supposed to have kids. I feel honoured to be part of a movie that is going to allow people who never felt represented in superhero movies represented because I am proud to have a diverse family." That mention of her not being supposed to have children is definitely interesting, and could shed some light on her character arc.

Why Angelina Jolie Chose Now To Join The MCU


One of Comic-Con's biggest surprises came when Angelina Jolie was confirmed as being part of this movie's cast; after all, it was hard to imagine her ever joining a shared superhero universe! 

"I'm going to work ten times harder," she told fans in Hall H, "because what it means to be part of the MCU, an Eternal, and part of this family...we've all read the script, we all know what the task ahead is, so we're all going to be working very, very hard. I am in training!"

Needless to say, this is a big win by Marvel Studios and should bring a lot of attention to the film.

The Now Confirmed Cast Members:

Richard Madden (Ikaris)


Richard Madden found fame after playing Robb Stark in Game of Thrones, but became a hot commodity after starring in his series The Bodyguard. He also recently appeared in Rocketman

Born over 20,000 years ago, Ikaris' powers are rooted in cosmic energy and he has psychic abilities and the ability to create illusions. He's often been portrayed as the team's leader and will probably be The Eternals' lead male character and someone key to the MCU moving forward. 

Angelina Jolie (Thena)


Angelina Jolie is a Hollywood great, and while she may be part of Disney's Maleficent franchise, it was still hard to ever imagine her joining a superhero franchise. The power of Marvel Studios, eh?

As for Thena, she's Thanos' cousin and one of the Eternals of Olympia. She's a powerful warrior who has your standard enhanced abilities but is also near invulnerable and immortal. She can fly and cast illusions to disguise her appearance, while she carries a bow that fires arrows made up of "cold energy" which bombards enemies either with a ring of fire or anti-gravitons.

Kumail Nanjiani (Kingo)


Kumail Nanjiani is a Pakistani-American actor who is perhaps best known for his stand-up work as well as The Big Sick and Silicon Valley. He also recently starred in Stuber with Dave Bautista.

In the comics, Kingo was from a Japanese settlement of Eternals and a Samurai in 16th Century Japan. In the present day, he used his skills to become a movie star, but it's clear from Nanjiani's casting that the character is going to undergo some relatively major changes in the MCU. 

Salma Hayek (Ajak)


Salma Hayek has been acting for a long time now, but it definitely feels like The Eternals marks a comeback of sorts for the actress. In recent years, we've seen her in the likes of The Hitman's BodyguardSausage Party, and Grown Ups 2, so joining the MCU definitely feels like a smart move for Hayek.

A man in the comic books, Ajak fought in the Trojan War in the 13th Century and has many ties to Central America where he was worshipped as a God. He has a number of superpowers and is a gifted fighter, and Hayek's version of the character is actually expected to be the team's leader. 

Brian Tyree Henry (Phastos)


Brian Tyree Henry voiced Jefferson Davis in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and was recently seen in Child's Play. Atlanta and This Is Us have put him on the map and he's signed up to appear in upcoming blockbusters like Godzilla Vs. Kong, A Quiet Place 2, and even DC Comics movie Joker

Phastos is a weapon-smith and was mistaken for the Olympian god Hephaestus during the days of ancient Greece. Phastos is more reticent than the others, having a melancholy spirit and an ambivalence toward fighting, so we can probably expect him to be a character that it'll fun to spend time with.

Lauren Ridloff (Makkari)


Another character who has been gender swapped for the big screen, The Walking Dead's Lauren Ridloff will play Makkari in the movie and is now set to be the MCU's first deaf superhero. 

The Olympian hero is a member of the Eternals Technologist's Guild and skilled at dreaming up various high-speed vehicles. He boasts your standard set of superpowers but will likely be used in a tech support capacity to get this group of weird and wonderful individuals around the cosmos! 

Don Lee (Gilgamesh)


Don Lee came to many people's attention after his breakout role in Train to Busan and is actually one of the most popular actors in South Korea. This will be his biggest role to date, though. 

Also known as "The Forgotten One, " Gilgamesh became an outcast from his fellow Eternals when his meddling in the human world became too much for them.  As a result, he was banished to a sector of Olympus but later returned to their side. He's probably the most skilled hand-to-hand combatant in the entire group and uses an array of weapons, but might he be a villain in this movie? 

Lia McHugh (Sprite)


Sprite is portrayed as a young boy in the comics, but Marvel Studios clearly wanted to add some diversity to this team, hence why Lia McHugh is playing her here. The actress has a handful of acting credits to her name but might be best known for American Woman.

Unable to age, Sprite is considered a trickster and uses his illusions to fool both his fellow Eternals and humans. In fact, he used his abilities to prank people for centuries and his actions actually ended up inspiring Shakespeare's character of the same name. 

The Release Date


Eternals is set to be released on November November 6th, 2020, so we don't have long to wait until we see much more from this one. As you can see at the top of this post, a piece of concept art depicting the Celestials has already been released and we're bound to see a trailer by the time Black Widow arrives in theaters next May. You can watch video highlights and see cast photos below:








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THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 9/30/2019, 11:15 AM
Riveting stuff.
Kumkani - 9/30/2019, 11:16 AM
Visually Gemma Chan as Sersi is one of the best castings in the MCU
Doomsday8888 - 9/30/2019, 11:16 AM
Hopefully she won't be wasted this time.

Also: Daaaayum.
GhostDog - 9/30/2019, 11:19 AM
Gemma Chan is too perfect to be real.
WakandanQueen - 9/30/2019, 11:26 AM
@BlackBeltJones - This meme is too perfect to be real.
soberchimera - 9/30/2019, 11:21 AM
Her agents after Captain Marvel came out.
AnthonyVonGeek - 9/30/2019, 11:23 AM
So that Mark Hamill news today......
tmp3 - 9/30/2019, 11:25 AM
@AnthonyVonGeek - You made me scared for a second lmao, it's just a tweet. Even De Niro saying "[frick] Trump" on CNN was a bigger deal
Spock0Clock - 9/30/2019, 11:29 AM
@AnthonyVonGeek - ...Nah... [frick] that psychopath factory.
tmp3 - 9/30/2019, 11:31 AM
@MadKingCipher - Too bad Trump is too busy with impeachment investigations to cancel Hamill on twitter. Sad!
AnthonyVonGeek - 9/30/2019, 11:39 AM
@MadKingCipher - this isn’t about Trump this is about how his wife, his son and him tried to force a girl his son got pregnant into getting an abortion. Crazy story... 😳👎
WakandanQueen - 9/30/2019, 11:25 AM
Spock0Clock - 9/30/2019, 11:32 AM
I know the buzzword for Minn-Erva was "wasted", but with what little screen time she had, Chan elevated my estimation of her significantly. I had only seen her in Humans (where she's fine, but very sedate and appropriately robotic) and interviews (where she's also pretty sedate and proper and British).

Curious to see what she does with Sersi.
Kumkani - 9/30/2019, 11:43 AM
@MadKingCipher - Ex Machina is everything
tmp3 - 9/30/2019, 11:49 AM
@Necropolitan - Sonoya Mizunu was great in it too, who'd also be a great catwoman tbh
Kumkani - 9/30/2019, 11:35 AM
Apparently this is another set or location for the movie to shoot at

Chloe Zhou is old school and love sets apparently, which is why this film seems to have so many (and why she might be shooting quite a number of scenes in film too).
tmp3 - 9/30/2019, 11:36 AM
@Necropolitan - Chloé Zhao said [frick] them green screens
Kumkani - 9/30/2019, 11:42 AM
@tmp3 - I think this is gonna be another movie like Black Panther were the budget is used mostly for set design. I know most people think a higher movie budget means better CGI instead but like any other budget, it's divided into bits for certain things and a lot of BP's budget was used to build sets, as Nate Moore stated.

I'm excited for how Zhou's approaching this film though. I'm expecting it to be damn gorgeous. And I need to watch The Rider ASAP.
RegularPoochie - 9/30/2019, 11:49 AM
This movie is gonna be bonkers, even with this cast it will make 1,4B and the rest is just extra.
WakandaTech - 9/30/2019, 11:50 AM
Most Anticipated Phase 4

1. BlackPanther 2
2. Dr. Strange into the Multiverse of Madness
3. Moon Knight
4. Blade
5. Eternals

6. WandaVision
7. Spiderman 3
8. Shang-Chi
9. Black Widow
10.Falcon & the Winter Soldier

12.Thor Love and Thunder
13.She Hulk

16.What if

Spock0Clock - 9/30/2019, 11:51 AM
Did the site break again?!
MCUKnight11 - 9/30/2019, 11:55 AM
I think Chloe Zhao is gonna make this something really special.
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