Marvel Studios unveils a new poster for Eternals, offering another look at the titular immortals and re-confirming a November theatrical release. The upcoming chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will span 7,000 years as the Eternals are created by the Celestial and live on Earth, protecting humanity from the shadows. However when the events of Avengers: Endgame unleashes monstrous creatures known as the Deviants, the team are forced to emerge and reunite in order to defend humanity once again.
Eternals features an ensemble and diverse cast including Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Lauren Ridloff as the first deaf superhero in the MCU, Brian Tyree Henry as the first gay superhero in the MCU, Kumail Nanjiani, Barry Keoghan, Don Lee, Salma Hayek and Angelina Jolie. Development on the film first got underway in early 2018 when Ryan and Matthew K. Firpo were hired to pen the script and Oscar winner Chloé Zhao signed on to direct and re-write with Patrick Burleigh later that year. Production got underway on Eternals in mid-2019 and after seeing multiple release delays due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic seems to have finally landed on a set premiere date.
On the heels of unveiling the final trailer for the film, Marvel Studios has unveiled a new poster for Eternals. In addition to offering a new look at the titular hero family, the poster also re-confirms the film will premiere exclusively in theaters in November. Check out the glorious new poster below:
Following the hybrid release of Black Widow and the lawsuit between Scarlett Johansson and Disney over said model, there has been a lot of uncertainty regarding upcoming theatrical releases for the MCU. House of Mouse CEO Bob Chapek stirred up the pot earlier this month by describing the exclusive theatrical release of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings an “experiment” amidst Delta variant spikes around the country and while Marvel head Kevin Feige has confirmed his desire to see Eternals receive a sole theatrical release, he nonetheless noted they would have to wait and see how to move forward. With studio insiders stirring up buzz that a decision will have to be made regarding the film’s theatrical exclusivity in September, it proves interesting to see the poster and Twitter account re-confirming its November release.
Given films such as No Time to Die are electing to maintain their release position due to the money it would cost to expand their marketing campaign for another delayed date, it is understandable that Marvel may want to leave Eternals in November for this reason. Additionally, with the majority of MCU releases scheduled specifically to expand the overall franchise in sequential steps, another delay seems out of the question for the film. Only time will tell what the future holds for Eternals.
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