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'The Eternals' FIRST trailer finally dropped and sent Marvel fans into frenzy with Avengers: Endgame nod

Disney Studios Showcase Presentation At D23 Expo, Saturday August 24
Disney Studios Showcase Presentation At D23 Expo, Saturday August 24 / Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

It's finally happened! - the long awaited trailer for Marvel's The Eternals has been released today, May 24, and it sent fans of the Marvel franchise into a frenzy around the world, with the end of the trailer having an Avengers: Endgame reference.

The Eternals, directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker, Chloe Zhao, introduces a whole new group of powerful superheroes, into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and with the first look of the all-star cast in the hero regalia has us absolutely buzzing for its October 2021, release date.

Just in case you somehow missed the memo or the big clue with the word 'eternal', the Eternals have been around for a very LOOOOOOONG time, but where have they been all this time, you might ask? - well, the trailer gives the lowdown of why we're only seeing them now.

"We have watched and guided. We have helped them progress and seen them accomplish wonders. Throughout the years, we have never interfered – until now."

Watch Marvel's The Eternals trailer below

Though we are still not sure as to what exactly has riled them into action, it's fair to assume that it'll have something to do with the world-changing events of Avengers: Endgame or maybe they are simply gearing up for the upcoming dangers of the multiverse, that we got a brief glimpse of in Doctor Strange in Multiverse of Madness trailer that dropped earlier this week.

The trailer even ends with a nod to the Avengers needing a new leader after the events of Endgame, with Madden's Ikaris putting his name in the ring – "I could lead them" – only to be laughed at by his fellow Eternals.

This sent Marvel fans into a social media frenzy as they expressed their excitement online. The video released on Marvel's official YouTube account racked up 36,259 comments in only its first few hours, with many fans commenting how "stoked" and "happy" they are for the film, check out some Tweets below.

Here’s the official synopsis, courtesy of Marvel Studios:

“Marvel Studios’ Eternals welcomes an exciting new team of Super-Heroes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The epic story, spanning thousands of years, features a group of immortal heroes forced out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s oldest enemy, The Deviants. The outstanding ensemble cast includes Richard Madden as the all-powerful Ikaris, Gemma Chan as humankind-loving Sersi, Kumail Nanjiani as cosmic-powered Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as the super-fast Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as the intelligent inventor Phastos, Salma Hayek as the wise and spiritual leader Ajak, Lia McHugh as the eternally young, old-soul Sprite, Don Lee as the powerful Gilgamesh, Barry Keoghan as aloof loner Druig, and Angelina Jolie as the fierce warrior Thena. Kit Harington plays Dane Whitman.”