Eternals: Actor Barry Keoghan Talks Marvel’s Most Ambitious Movie Yet

Marvel is no stranger to the epic, from Captain America brutally taking on an elevator filled with HYDRA soldiers single-handedly in Winter Soldier, to that final battle in Avengers: Endgame.

With the studio’s new movie Eternals though, the word ‘epic’ takes on a whole new meaning. In a story that spans thousands of years, we meet the Eternals, a race of immortal beings who have helped shape humanity.

The line-up of heroes features warrior Thena (Angelina Jolie), leader Ajak (Salma Hayek), the empathetic Sersi (Gemma Chan), speedster Makkari (Lauren Ridloff), the powerful Ikaris (Richard Madden), engineer Phastos (Brian Tyree Henry), the strong Gilgamesh (Don Lee), movie star Kingo (Kumail Nanjiani), the youthful Sprite (Lia McHugh), and finally loner Druig (Barry Keoghan).

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Keoghan (who will also be seen in next year’s The Batman) spoke to us for The Lowdown about all things becoming an Eternal and how director Chloé Zhao’s soulful vision takes the MCU in a whole new direction.

Read the interview in the latest issue of our free digital magazine The Lowdown.

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Emily Murray

Emily Murray


Emily is a journalist and film critic who unashamedly cries at most movies having got too emotionally attached. When not at the cinema, she is at home cuddling her cat Holmes, whilst binge watching New Girl. She can be found on Twitter @emilyvmurray