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The Eternals[4] is an upcoming superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics race of the same name. It is the twenty-fifth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the second film of Phase Four. It will be released in the United States on February 12, 2021.[3]

The film is directed by Chloé Zhao and stars Richard Madden as Ikaris, Gemma Chan as Sersi, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Barry Keoghan as Druig, Angelina Jolie as Thena, and Kit Harington as Dane Whitman/Black Knight.

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Marvel Studios' The Eternals features an exciting new team of Super Heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind's most ancient enemy, the Deviants.[5]

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On April 24, 2018, Kevin Feige revealed that a film based on the Eternals was actively being discussed for the Phase Four slate and that there were intentions to have the film focus on the character Sersi.[14]

On May 15, 2018, it was reported that Marvel Studios had hired Ryan and Matthew K. Firpo to pen the script.[2]

On June 25, 2018, Feige stated in an interview with Screen Rant that he was interested in having the film explore the Eternals being the inspiration for myths and legends that were prominent throughout the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.[15]

On September 21, 2018, Chloé Zhao, who was in the running to direct Black Widow[16], was announced as the director of the film after a shortlist that included Nicole Kassell, Travis Knight, and the duo of Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra, while it was announced that the film would focus on a love story between Sersi and Ikaris.[1]

On February 13, 2019, Production Weekly listed that filming was expected to begin in early August 2019 in Atlanta.[17]

On March 27, 2019, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Angelina Jolie had entered negotiations to star in the film.[18]

On March 28, 2019, HN Entertainment reported that filming was expected to begin on September 9 in London and conclude in January 2020.[19]

On April 5, 2019, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Kumail Nanjiani was in talks to co-star in the film, while Jolie was announced to play Sersi.[20]

On April 17, 2019, The Wrap reported that Don Lee had been cast in the film.[21] The next month, it was reported that Richard Madden would play the role of Ikaris.[22]

On June 26, 2019, The Wrap reported that Salma Hayek was being eyed to join the cast.[23]

On July 20, 2019, at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, the cast was revealed and Kevin Feige announced that the film was scheduled to hit theaters on November 6, 2020.[4]

In July 2019, filming began at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, England.[24]

On August 5, 2019, Variety reported that Gemma Chan was in talks to join the cast.[25] That same day, Collider reported that Barry Keoghan was in talks to join the cast.[26]

On August 24, 2019, at D23 Expo 2019, Kevin Feige announced that Barry Keoghan, Gemma Chan, and Kit Harington were joining the cast of the film, as Druig, Sersi, and Dane Whitman/Black Knight respectively.[27]

On February 1, 2020, it was reported that principal photography had officially wrapped.[28]

On April 3, 2020, it was announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film's release date had been pushed back from its initial release date to February 12, 2021.[29][30]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Marvel Studios' 'The Eternals' Finds Its Director With Chloe Zhao
  2. 2.0 2.1 Marvel Sets Black List Writers for 'Eternals' Movie (Exclusive)
  3. 3.0 3.1 ‘Black Widow,’ ‘Eternals,’ ‘Indiana Jones 5’ and More Disney Films Get New Release Dates
  4. 4.0 4.1 SDCC 2019: All of the Marvel Studios News Coming Out of Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con
  5. Official New ETERNALS Synopsis Ties Film to ENDGAME
  6. Haaz Sleiman on Instagram - October 4, 2019
  7. Haaz Sleiman on “Little America” and Kissing Marvel’s First Gay Superhero
  8. Secrets of Eternals on Twitter - November 11, 2019
  9. News Update! Congrats Ozer Ercan who has been cast in the upcoming Marvel Super Hero Movie - The Eternals.
  10. EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Studios Looking For A Gay Asian Lead For ‘The Eternals’
  11. Exclusive: ‘The Eternals’ Mystery Character ‘Karen’ is Revealed!
  12. Secrets of the ETERNALS on Twitter - September 30, 2019
  13. Secrets of the ETERNALS on Twitter - September 28, 2019
  14. Marvel Boss Kevin Feige Confirms ‘Eternals’ Movie in Development (Exclusive)
  15. Exclusive: The Eternals Movie Can Play With MCU History
  16. 'Jessica Jones' Director in Talks to Helm 'Star Trek 4'
  17. Marvel's 'The Eternals' Production Start Date and Location Revealed
  18. Angelina Jolie in Talks to Make Marvel Debut With 'The Eternals' (Exclusive)
  19. EXCLUSIVE: Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’ Expected To Begin Filming On September 16th In London
  20. Kumail Nanjiani in Talks to Join Angelina Jolie in Marvel's 'The Eternals' (Exclusive)
  21. Marvel Studios Taps Ma Dong-seok for ‘The Eternals’ (Exclusive)
  22. Richard Madden in Talks to Join Angelina Jolie in 'The Eternals'
  23. Salma Hayek Eyed to Join Marvel Studios’ ‘The Eternals’ (Exclusive)
  24. The Eternals: First Photos of Reported Sets Surface Online
  25. Gemma Chan in Talks to Join Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’ (EXCLUSIVE)
  26. Exclusive: ‘Dunkirk’ Star Barry Keoghan in Talks to Join Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’
  27. D23 Expo 2019: All the Movies News from the Marvel Studios Presentation
  28. Richard Madden Reveals Eternals Has Wrapped Filming
  29. The Walt Disney Studios Announces Updated Release Schedule
  30. Kumail Nanjiani on Twitter - April 3, 2020

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