The teaser for Eternals showed off some beautiful imagery, but little else. This trailer finally gives us some backstory for this immortal alien race.
Crucially, it gives an answer to the big question: Why didn't they intervene when Thanos showed up? Apparently, they were sent thousands of years ago to protect and guide humanity, but had to recuse themselves from any conflicts not involving the Deviants. They're a rival alien race, and now they've come to invade Earth. That means Ajak (Salma Hayek) and Ikaris (Richard Madden) must assemble the rest of the team to stop the threat. So they'll be globetrotting to bring together one of the most gorgeous casts ever, including Angelina Jolie, Gemma Chan and Brian Tyree Henry. Director Chloe Zhao insisted on some scenes being shot on location, so this looks a bit more majestic than some recent MCU films.
While I've been assured by comic book nerds online that the mysterious figure in outer space is not Galactus, the interplanetary warfare is almost certain to tie in to later films like Thor: Love and Thunder, The Marvels and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
Eternals arrives in theaters November 5.