In the world of superheroes, the secret identity is a fundamental pillar. With few exceptions, these glorious fighters for justice defend their real selves at all costs and only a few really know who they are. There are many reasons, starting because in this way everything is more dramatic. But the most famous is that they do it to protect their loved ones from the fearsome villains that they have to face. In Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) the good old Peter Parker faces the great dilemma of seeing his identity revealed to the whole world. After having managed to defeat Mysterio in the previous adventure, now Spider-Man sees his private life collapse because everyone knows that he is a simple boy from a New York high school.
Eternal will be the hours of footage of the Marvel Cinematic Universe at the rate we are going. Eternals (2021) directed by award-winning Chloé Zhao is the latest piece in the vast and complex puzzle of the Marvel universe. It is no longer enough with the old acquaintances, now it is time to dust off each and every one of the characters. It is no longer enough with spin-offs, remakes, and reboots, now you have to squeeze every last drop of everything that smells like money. It is with that spirit that Eternals are born, or perhaps I should say, they are engendered for that reason that they are eternal.
Besides death and taxes, the other sure thing is that we will have Marvel films until the end of time. After the end of a stage with Avengers: Endgame(2019), Disney had already prepared all its framework to continue milking the cow. What they had been giving us for more than 10 years was just the tip of the iceberg and that universe of heroes and villains begins to expand more than a rumor in a small town. With their new Disney + toy, they have found a viable ecosystem to pave the way for new projects and a quick and easy way to introduce new characters. All thought to lay the foundations for generational change.