KEY POINTS

  • Marvel dropped new footage of "Eternals" a month before it hits theaters
  • The new clip showed how powerful Don Lee's character Gilgamesh is
  • The trailer also gave a spotlight to the family of Phastos, Marvel's first openly gay superhero

Marvel just dropped a new sneak peek at the upcoming superhero flick "Eternals."

Marvel fans are just a month away from meeting the "Eternals." On Sunday, new footage of the latest entry in the MCU saga was released, and it included a shot of Gilgamesh (Don Lee) using his powers.

The clip showed Gilgamesh, whom Lee describes as "the strongest warrior of Eternals," throwing his powerful punch in the path of an approaching Deviant — the monstrous creatures that the Eternals protect humans from, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Each of the Eternals possesses the ability to harness and manipulate cosmic energy. Gilgamesh harnesses this energy into increasing his own overall strength, stamina and durability, so he is often considered to be the physically strongest of the Eternals, Screen Rant noted.

In the teaser, Ikaris (Richard Madden) also uses his laser vision and flight, while Thena (Angeline Jolie) swings a golden sword to slice at an oncoming projectile of volcanic matter.

The trailer also gave fans the first look at Marvel's first official LGBTQ family, headed by Phastos (Brian Tyree Henry). The scene featured the hero’s husband (Haaz Sleiman) and son meeting Ikaris, with his son excitedly claiming he’s seen him on TV with "a cape and shooting laser beams." Ikaris then quipped, "I don't wear a cape."

"I never in a million years thought I'd be a part of the MCU. I have always been a huge fan. I've been obsessed with the concept of superheroes and the concept of mankind needing saving," Henry told EW. "And I think that when you get this group of people together, who just have these intimate senses of super powers and saving humanity, it's something that we all kind of need. It literally brings everyone together regardless of where you're from. I'm still freaking out that I'm a part of it."

"Eternals," which features the MCU's first openly gay character, was rated 18+ in Russia, which means it is "prohibited for children," according to Russian film site Kino Metro. The country gave "Power Rangers," which also featured an LGBTQ protagonist, the same rating in 2017.

Despite the pushback in some countries, the inclusion of a gay superhero is a significant step forward for Marvel as many fans have been calling for genuine LGBTQ representation in their films for years.

"Eternals" will hit theaters on Nov. 5.

Marvel's The Eternals Marvel's "Eternals" already has one of the MCU's best ensembles. Photo: Marvel Studios