Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’ Film Delayed: New Release Date, Cast, Plot, and All You Need To Know
In this post, we are going to talk about Marvel’s The Eternals film release date, cast, and all the available details. As we know, Marvel has successfully completed the first phase of its plan, as we saw the superheroes battling against a number of villains to see the ultimate antagonist Thanos who wanted to wipe half of the population across the multiverse to maintain the balance between resources and consumers. Nonetheless, everything was restored by the heroes at a cost that nobody would ever forget.
Nonetheless, this post will be containing spoilers, and we advise the viewers to only read release date and cast details if spoilers bother you. With that being said, let us discuss more about what is the film about.
What Is “Marvel’s The Eternals” Based On?
The film is based on Marvel’s comic book series of the same name, which focuses on the Eternals, who are immortal aliens created by Celestials who are living on earth more than 7000 years. The first appearance of the Eternals was back in 1976, and the characters were created by Jack Kirby. There are four volumes of the comic book, and all of them were loved by the Marvel fans, as the last volume was releases in 2008-2009.
Marvel’s The Eternals Plot
As mentioned earlier, the film will be following The Eternals, who are aliens and have been living on earth for a long time. Nonetheless, they will have to unite and fight against the evil forces to save humanity, as the evil counterparts of their race called Deviants will be spreading terror.
Marvel’s The Eternals Delayed: New Release Date
The film, The Eternals was supposed to release on 6 November 2020, which is just a few months away from now. But now, the new release date will be February 12, 2021, and Black Widow will release on November 6th, 2018. The release date has been delayed due to the global Coronavirus pandemic which has hurt the US badly, affecting release dates of the MCU movies. However, the work on the film has been going on for a while. Back in April 2018, Marvel spokesperson Kevin Feige confirmed that there will be a film based on The Eternals coming up, and all the fans were excited about it since then.
However, it just means that there will be more characters for the fans to love and cherish, and also, the second phase is getting ready to take over the Marvel Cinematic Universe to another level. This will be the 25th film of MCU as per the chronology, and all the fans are happy to see such a vast universe of films that is interconnected and is growing with more powerful characters coming in.
Although the film is supposed to release on 6 November 2020 in the US, the official release schedule of the other countries across the world is not out yet. Also, it is too early to have a details release schedule, although we might get the country-wise release dates soon!
Marvel’s The Eternals Cast: Who Will Be In It?
First of all, Kumail Nanjiani has been confirmed to act in the film, which is one of the biggest names in the film. Kumail Nanjiani is a comedian, and a lot of people were shocked to know that he is cast in such a film. Moreover, the full cast of the upcoming Marvel film is as below:
Richard Madden as Ikaris: An all-powerful Eternal.
Gemma Chan as Sersi: An Eternal who loves humankind.
Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo: An Eternal who is cosmic-powered.
Lauren Ridloff as Makkari: A super-fast Eternal, and the first deaf superhero in the MCU.
Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos: An Eternal who is an intelligent cosmic-powered inventor.
Salma Hayek as Ajak: The wise and spiritual leader of the Eternals.
Lia McHugh as Sprite: An Eternal who is eternally young.
Don Lee as Gilgamesh: A powerful Eternal.
Barry Keoghan as Druig: An aloof Eternal.
Angelina Jolie as Thena: An Eternal who is a fierce warrior.
Kit Harington as Dane Whitman: A human warrior who wields a mystical sword.
The cast and the characters look promising, and the plot too is interesting enough to allure all the MCU fans into the theatres, who are always waiting for a Marvel film to come out and entertain them. The year 2020 will be a big blockbuster year for Marvel fans as several Marvel films like The New Mutants (X-Men Universe), Black Widow, Morbius and Venom 2 (Spiderverse) are supposed to release this year apart from The Eternals.
Marvel’s The Eternals film will be focusing more on Sersi, which is played by Gemma Chan in the film, as it is being circulated. The makers were trying hard to find a good name as a story writer, and they finally locked Matthew and Ryan Firpo to write the script of the film which was supposed to start work soon during the time. The hunt for director was also not easy, but then, Chloé Zhao was chosen as the director after consideration of several names.
Where Was “Marvel’s The Eternals” Filmed?
The majority of the shooting of The Eternals was carried across England, and the major places include Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Hampstead Heath in London, and some of the scenes were shot in Canary Islands. The filming lasted till February 2020!
The Trailer of Marvel’s The Eternals
Unfortunately, there is no teaser or trailer released as of now. It is justified as the filming has just wrapped up, and therefore, it will take time for the makers to gather everything and drop a teaser, although they will try to make it as soon as possible to keep the fans busy with thinking what is coming out later this year! However, here is a video on what Marvel has to offer this year including The Eternals!
Reactions on Marvel’s The Eternals
Here is a tweet that shares Kumail Nanjiani’s views about the film, as he believes that this film is the most sci-fi film of the MCU, and you can check out more details ahead in the tweet!
Kumail Nanjiani has described ‘ETERNALS’ as “a superhero story, but in some ways, it's the most sci-fi of all the Marvel movies.” He adds that “the story spans thousands of years, so it's really not like any of the other Marvel movies.” (Source: https://t.co/scUUmRg2L1) pic.twitter.com/MD1Qh8443j