The highly anticipated MCU film Eternals is set to release in November and fans are excited to see what events will unfold. The film is centered around a group of powerful immortal aliens who have secretly been living on earth for years and must unite to fight an evil group known as the Deviants. The movie looks to feature a sprawling story with an expansive roster of characters.
Because the film will include so many new characters, Marvel has assembled an impressive cast of actors to bring the Eternals to life. With projects ranging from summer blockbusters and the biggest shows on television to overlooked indie films, the stars of Eternals have some notable credits to their names.
10 Gemma Chan In Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
Crazy Rich Asians is a romantic comedy that follows a young woman, Rachel (Constance Wu), who travels to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family, where she quickly discovers that his family is extremely wealthy. However, conflict soon arises when she struggles to fit in in this unfamiliar, luxurious world.
Featuring an all-Asian cast, the movie takes a familiar fish out of water story and puts a fresh spin on it by setting it in a new context. In the film, Gemma Chan plays one of the best Crazy Rich Asians’ characters in the movie, Astrid Leong-Teo, who is a wealthy fashion icon that discovers something amiss is going on in her marriage.
9 Kit Harrington & Richard Madden In Game Of Thrones (2011 – 2019)
Despite its divisive ending, Game of Thrones is one of the biggest television shows of all time. The sprawling fantasy series follows multiple families as they wage war against each other, and the ever-impending White Walkers, for the right to sit on the Iron Throne.
Eternals stars Kit Harrington and Richard Madden played cousins Jon Snow and Robb Stark in Game of Thrones. The Stark go through some awful things on Game of Thrones, but their family bond remained strong until the end.
8 Kumail Nanjiani In The Big Sick (2017)
Loosely inspired by Kumail Nanjiani’s real-life love story, The Big Sick is a romantic comedy that follows Kumail, who rejects his parent’s efforts to arrange a marriage for him. The main reason for this is because he had already begun to fall in love and is in a relationship with a psychology student called Emily. However, things soon get complicated when Emily becomes ill.
The film is easily one of the best romantic comedies of the decade, filled with hilarious and heartfelt scenes, thanks in large part to a star-making lead performance from Kumail Nanjiani.
7 Lia McHugh In The Lodge (2019)
The Lodge is a psychological horror that centers around a woman who travels to a remote lodge to spend Christmas with her soon-to-be husband and his children from a previous marriage. However, while there, she is forced to face her dark past as she tries to maintain her grip on reality.
The Lodge is a small horror film that many people may have missed, but it’s an intriguing story. The brutally dark tone makes the movie a standout in the genre. In the film, actress Lia McHugh plays one of the children staying at the lodge.
6 Brian Tyree Henry In Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018)
While there have been 7 live-action Spider-Man movies so far, the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse manages to put a unique spin on the franchise by focusing on Miles Morales instead of Peter Parker. The movie follows the young hero as he gains powers and teams up with Spider-Man variants from throughout the Spider-Verse to take on Kingpin.
Beautifully animated and filled with memorable characters, the movie is an emotional story about identity and family. Brian Tyree Henry voices the small but pivotal supporting role of Jefferson Davis, Miles Morales’ father.
5 Lauren Ridloff In The Walking Dead (2011 – )
Since 2010, The Walking Dead has been one of the biggest shows on television, spawning multiple spinoffs. The show follows a group of survivors during the zombie apocalypse as they clash with zombies and other humans while they try to stay alive and build communities.
The show blends brutal violence and thoughtful commentary on human nature, often showing the humans to be worse than the zombies. Since season 9, Lauren Ridloff has played Connie on the show. According to ABC News, she is the first deaf actor to appear in the show’s universe.
4 Barry Keoghan In American Animals (2018)
American Animals is a crime film that blends genres by incorporating documentary-style interviews with the real people featured in the movie. Its scripted scenes depict a group of college students attempting to steal an incredibly valuable rare book from their library.
The film’s unique narrative style fuels a compelling and tense story, resulting in a one-of-a-kind viewing experience. Actor Barry Keoghan plays one of the lead characters, Spencer Reinhard, who is roped into the heist by bad influence Warren, played by Evan Peters.
3 Ma Dong-seok In Train To Busan (2016)
Set on a high-speed train headed from Seoul to Busan, Train to Busan is a Korean action horror movie that follows a group of train passengers that must band together to fight off the zombies and survive the trip. The movie is a focused, contained thriller filled with tense and emotional moments.
While the action and suspense are certainly highlights of the movie, the emotional connection between the characters is one of the biggest reasons for the film’s success. Actor Ma Dong-seok plays Yoon Sang-hwa, a passenger on board with his pregnant wife.
2 Angelina Jolie In Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021)
A-list actor Angelina Jolie’s latest film is Those Who Wish Me Dead, an action thriller that follows a young boy, who teams up with a firefighter and goes on the run from assassins after he witnesses his father’s murder.
While the movie’s story is fairly familiar and traditional, the film does feature some effective tension and strong action sequences. Angelina Jolie plays the part of smokejumper Hannah Faber. She is courageous and selfless, always doing what she can to protect others.
1 Salma Hayek In Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (2021)
Following the success of the throwback buddy movie The Hitman’s Body Guard, Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard is the action-comedy sequel that sees Michael Bryce team up with Darius Kincaid and Sonia Kincaid to stop a shipping tycoon from destroying Europe’s power grid and infrastructure.
With over-the-top action sequences and humor, the movie relies heavily on the chemistry between its star cast. Salma Hayek plays Sonia Kincaid, the titular wife of Samuel L. Jackson’s character, bringing energy and some good humor to the group dynamic.