One thing Marvel Studios loves to do is drop a new trailer out of nowhere. It’s like Kevin Feige wakes up one morning and is all, “I think we should just drop the teaser trailer for Eternals today” — and that’s exactly what he did on this fine Monday morning.

Marking the third film in phase four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (the first being Black Widow hitting theaters July 9 and Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings on September 3), the Eternals is set to drop in theaters on November 5, with hopes that post-COVID life is thriving.

The timing of the movie’s release couldn’t be any more perfect as it will definitely get a boost of prestige as director Chloe Zhao is riding that wave of success after her historical Oscar wins. The footage we see in the new teaser trailer (many of which I saw about two years ago when Feige dropped footage at Brazil Comic-Con, yes that’s a brag) is absolutely stunning — but what exactly is Eternals about?

So here’s what the logline says: “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.” Hmm. So, what does that have to do with The Avengers?

I have no idea…but they hint at it in the trailer!

I never dove into the Eternals during my time as an avid comic book reader, so this will be a learning experience for me as well. However, as reported before, this could possibly be the most inclusive cast in the history of an MCU movie — or any comic book movie for that matter.

The MCU introduces its first queer superhero in Phastos as well as the first deaf hero Makkari — who was also gender swapped and is now Black. Kingo is Japanese in the comics, but in the film Nanjiani, who is South Asian, plays him. Hayek plays Ajak, who was also gender swapped for the movie. Lia McHugh’s Sprite is now a young woman instead of a man while Lee will step in for an Asian iteration of Gilgamesh.

Also, let’s not forget that Feige admitted that if there was a lead of the Eternals ensemble, it would be Chan’s Sersi — and Asian woman.

Check out the official poster below — which is soaked in Zhao’s magic hour goodness.

… and if you need a quick lesson on the characters from Eternals, this Twitter thread is very helpful.