I guess there wouldn’t be any objection to the statement that ‘besides Marvel, there’s no other film production house that is very much capable of making multiple blockbuster movies out of comic book superheroes. From Spiderman to Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel has mastered the art of developing brilliant movies out of comic book superheroes. In the Guardians of the Galaxy series that was realized in 2014, Marvel made a blockbuster film out of comic characters like Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot out of the Nova Corps line-up. Over the next two years, Marvel is all set to release two of the most anticipated films The Eternals and Black Widow.
Marvel’s The Eternals
Legendary Jack Kirby is behind Marvel’s upcoming film The Eternals. If you wonder who exactly Eternals are, let’s tell you that the Eternals are a group of ancient, cosmic superpowered beings living on our planet. The Eternals can be compared to gods because of the supreme god-like power that they possess. Whenever the Eternals battle mortal enemies they tend to combine their powers thereby forming an indispensable alliance.
As we have already witnessed many space adventures based films from Marvel before, this film The Eternals would surely be going to be new territory for Marvel cinematic fans. Marvel has left no stone unturned when it comes to casting for the film. Besides having an impressive cast that includes stars like Kit Harington, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, and Kumail Nanjiani this film also has a renowned director at the helm in The Rider’s Chloe Zhao.
This film is being directed by Chloe Zhao who is best known for Sundance’s hit The Rider.
The Eternals Cast
Earlier, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has made a statement that this film will be an ensemble movie just like the Guardians of the Galaxy. This means that this film will have a big cast and the Marvel production house has roped in several big stars to play the lead roles in this film.
Marvel fans are very much excited after the release of an official statement that Angelina Jolie would be playing the role of warrior Eternal Thena. Richard Madden would be playing the role of Superman substitute Ikaris; The Big Sick’s Kumail Nanjiani is Kingo, a master swordsman whose alter-ego is a Bollywood film star; Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry is super-intelligent inventor Phaistos; Train to Busan’s Don Lee is super-strong Gilgamesh, and Dunkirk’s Barry Keoghan is loner/spy Drug. Salma Hayek is wise, powerful leader Ajak; The Walking Dead’s Lauren Ridloff is super-fast Makkari (the first deaf superhero in the MCU); and newcomer Lia McHugh plays Sprite, an ancient Eternal who looks like a child. Kit Harington will play Dane Whitman, Black Knight.
The Eternals Release Date: November 5, 2021
The film The Eternals has been initially scheduled for release in November 2020. The film’s release date has to be pushed back due to the ongoing pandemic and is now rescheduled for release on November 5, 2021. This isn’t the first time that this film’s release has been pushed back due to a delay caused by the COVID pandemic. With the release of Black Widow too being postponed, this is the first year in a decade with no MCU release in a calendar year.
As of now, Marvel fans are still eagerly waiting for the release of The Eternals cinematic trailer.