The first Eternals teaser teases a team member’s evil turn by demonstrating how Druig employs his abilities. The forthcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film will have a large cast of Hollywood actors in the role of an obscure superhero team from the books. Because so many MCU fans had never heard of the characters before, the trailer for Eternals was their first exposure to them for the vast majority of people across the world. Throughout the footage, they are shown working together and are reunited in the current day to combat a new menace.
Barry Keoghan portrays Druig in Eternals and appears in the clip many times. Most of his scenes include him collaborating with other Eternals, such as when he and Sersi (Gemma Chan) establish the Uni-Mind (Lauren Ridloff). Druig appears from a home in the middle of the woods at another point in the trailer. According to earlier Eternals video, this is the same area where the remainder of the squad meets up with Druig in the current day. In the teaser, the woodland location reappears, and what occurs there looks to be an example of Marvel Studios sowing the seeds for his malevolent destiny.
In the Eternals trailer, a group of humans can be seen in the woods, but their eyes are all glowing. They both raise their weapons in response to an off-screen threat, which may be the Eternals approaching Druig or a Deviant on the attack. Their blazing eyes and proximity to Druig seemed to indicate that he is controlling them with his telepathic abilities. Druig possesses various Eternal talents, such as extreme strength and flying, but he is one of the few who also have telepathy. Sersi possesses telepathy as well, although she adores people and is unlikely to utilize her abilities in this manner. This gives the situation a fresh perspective context.
Druig’s apparent collaboration with the core squadin Eternals is a departure from his comic book portrayal, although expressing his dominance over others makes sense. He is a power-hungry Eternals villain whose plots pit him against the rest of the species. Druig frequently employs his ability to manipulate other people’s thoughts to his benefit. In the comics, he has used his mental talents to assemble an army, compel a guy who refused to join his army to murder himself, and so on. Druig also managed to brainwash several members of the Eternals during the reawakening process in the Neil Gaiman reboot of the Eternals.
Druig’s telepath powers appear to be unaffected by Marvel Studios’ changes to his portrayal for Eternals. He’s already acting in ways that might lead to Druig being a villain in the MCU sooner or later. He appears to have no issue controlling people, and he and other Eternals may believe that they are superior to humans and should be treated as such. His treatment of humanity might provoke a schism between the Eternals, as there are already rumours that he’s a secret villain. Druig might become a real villain in Eternals 2 or another project if he doesn’t have a heel turn in the first film.