Marvel’s oldest superheroes are finally being introduced in the newest Phase 4 movie Eternals. But what would have happened if they were involved in Avengers: Infinity War; would Thanos still win?
The movie directed by the Academy Award winning director Chloe Zhao is all set to assemble the the heroes and we are in treat for a new (technically old) superhero team in the MCU.
The Eternals have been in existence for a long time as they were created by the Celestials and sent to protect Earth from the Deviants. The main Eternal team consists of 10 members: Angelina Jolie as Thena, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Gemma Chan as Sersi, and Barry Keoghan as Druig.
One of the biggest questions we all have is the whereabouts of Eternals during Thanos’ attacks in both Infinity War and Endgame. Considering the fact that they been on Earth for centuries and designated to protect humans, they never meddled with the Mad Titan’s plan?
The latest trailer already provided the answer to this query: they were instructed not to interfere in any situation unless the Deviants are involved. So, they didn’t. With that mystery out of the way, there still remains the mystery of how the fight against Thanos would’ve panned out if the Eternals participated.
The Eternals Are More Powerful Than The Avengers
The Eternals was created by the legendry Jack Kirby in the late 1970s and they are an immortal species who have super strength and abilities like teleportation, telepathy , flight and much more!
It is still uncertain how powerful they are, however from the recent trailer and the glimpses at their powers it is clear that they are superior compared to the Avengers.
There’s no doubt that the Avengers have some strong members and a God too in their team but they won’t match the same mastery of their abilities as the Eternals who have been around for centuries. Theoretically speaking , the Eternals would undoubtedly come out on top against the Avengers.
Would The Eternals Have Succeeded Stopping Thanos ?
It’s not necessary that Eternals could have ruined Thanos’ plans. In the Endgame, Avengers and their allies were capable of defeating the Mad Titan; but it came with sacrifices from Black Widow and Iron Man to achieve their goal.
But bringing in the Eternals could have been a good plan as they are almost impossible to be killed. The Avengers would then not have to rely solely on Thor and his Stormbreaker to kill Thanos.
However, even though they are powerful immortals, they have their own differences which lead to conflicts as revealed by Eternals producer Nate Moore.
Which would lead to same issues Avengers faced in Infinity Wars.
Why Did They Not Interfere In Infinity War
As per the latest trailer, Sersi was seen explaining to Dane that they were told to never interfere with human conflict unless the commotion was created by Deviants.
Sersi didn’t completely address the matter so the chances are that we will get our answer from the movie itself.
Kevin Feige has said that the events of the movie will have “major ripple effects on future stories” in the franchise that can all be linked back to the team’s reason for not interefering.
Marvel Studios needs to justify the reason pretty well!