We have our first look at the leader of the Deviants!
Toy packaging for Marvel’s Eternals reveals a villainous character known as Kro.
Eternals was originally scheduled to hit theaters next month but the Marvel Studios movie has been pushed back to November of next year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The first official Eternals trailer is likely a long way off, but toy packacking for the highly-anticipated movie shows off a villainous character named Kro.
A Marvel Legends figure based on Kro’s Eternals look teases the villain’s debut in the upcoming Marvel Studios project, with the packaging revealing that the character is “a powerful Deviant unlike any other the Eternals have faced over the millennia” and that his “appearance is the harbinger for a global threat.” Check out the toy packaging below.
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Created by Jack Kirby in 1976, the Eternals are a fictional evolutionary offshoot of humanity created by the Celestials over a million years ago. The beings who possess superpowers and longer lifespans were the result of genetic experiments that led to the creation of fellow divergent races such as the Deviants (hideous monsters of human origin who are ancestors to the Atlanteans), and Latents (the predecessors to the Mutants and Mutates that make up many of Marvel’s superheroes).
Plot details for The Eternals are being kept under lock and key, but the story reportedly features a love story between Gemma Chan’s Sersi and Kit Harington’s Dane Whitman, a.k.a. the Black Knight. Here’s the official synopsis for the movie:
Marvel Studios’ The Eternals features an exciting new team of Super Heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s most ancient enemy, The Deviants.
Chloe Zhao is directing the Marvel Studios project from a script written by Matthew and Ryan Firpo. The cast of The Eternals includes Gemma Chan as Sersi, Kit Harington as Dane Whitman, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Angelina Jolie as Thena, and Barry Keoghan as Druig.
The Eternals is set to hit theaters on November 5, 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he’s not playing video games, he’s usually writing about film and television.